The 4th of July weekend is here! Hot summers call for refreshing summer sippers and that’s what we talked about in our recent Talk and Taste. Here are our favorites to pair with pool parties, outdoor grilling and summer sipping.

Bending Branch Winery

  • 2021 Picpoul, Texas High Plains ($26) – lemon, pineapple, apricot notes
  • 2021 Branch Tannat Frizzante Rosé ($25) – softly effervescent, notes of strawberry and apple

Duchman Family Winery

  • 2019 Trebbiano, Bingham Family Vineyards ($24)citrus lime and orange and light tropical fruit with bright acidity
  • Duchman Family Winery 2020 Roussanne, Oswald Vineyard ($26) – notes of pear, stone fruit, lemon/lime and minerality

Pedernales Cellars

  • 2020 Kyla Pet-Nat ($35)pronounced “shoola” (which means ‘to chill’), this pet-nat of Texas Hill Country Tempranillo has cherry, tangerine, floral and fresh bread notes
  • 2019 Texas High Plains Vermentino ($30) – lemon, lime, pineapple, white flower and white pepper

Spicewood Vineyards

  • 2021 Grenache Rosé ($28)100% Grenache from Farmhouse Vineyards with strawberry, cream and watermelon notes
  • 2021 Viognier ($27) – Viognier from the Texas High Plains with notes of honeysuckle, mango and peaches