By Becca Zidik
July heat got you down? Don’t worry, us too. Cue Domain Pichot Vouvray Chenin Blanc. This semi-dry, medium-bodied wine will give you the best of both worlds from one of the oldest family-owned wineries in a petit village: Vouvray, France.
Tropical senses from grapefruit, pineapple, lychee, mango and pear will have your mind thinking of a crystal white beach, while layers of tart, dry acidity bring you to a misty Summit Pond ‘scape as you sip your wine on the Foundry dock. A perfect balance to channel your inner zen. If hard decision making is relatable, this wine has your back. It pairs nicely with a variety of meals due to it’s versatility, so you’re in luck! Just make sure it’s served on the chillier side.
Sending it over to Santa Barbara, Calif., family-owned and operated Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard produces unforgettable wine that knows how to party and keep it rockin’. Fess Parker’s Frontier Red Blend boasts distinguished fruit sources, skilled vintners or winemakers and a passion for the craft. Rhone, Bordeaux, and Zinfadel (fancy names for grape varieties) combine to create a one of a kind California experience with notes of dark cherries, raspberries, coffee (no, not Starbucks), and green olives.