Warm Weather Whites

Certainly, our enjoyment of warm weather whites increases every year. Until recently, our palates preferred Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris/Grigio. But these days, we also appreciate the beautiful Sancerres and Picpoul from France, in addition to the refreshing, wallet-friendly Turbiana grape from Lugana, Italy. Most importantly, there are so many wonderful wines to explore this summer. For example, here are some that we have tasted from Washington state, Oregon, California, Italy, France, Armenia and New Zealand.

During this summer’s heat, these super summer sippers will pair with your patio or deck, poolside or lakeside. Moreover, they also complement fish, crab, scallops, oysters, shrimp, prawns, sushi or a tasty summer salad.

Washington State Warm Weather Whites

Warm Weather Whites L'Ecole 41

  • DeLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc 2019
  • Devison Vintners Evergreen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Lauren Ashton Cellars Cuvée Meline 2020*
  • L’Ecole Chenin Blanc Old Vines Yakima Valley 2020 (pictured)
  • Michael Florentino Cellars Pinot Grigio 2017*
  • Prospice Gamache Vineyard Viognier 2020
  • Saviah Cellars Star Meadows White 2020
  • Two Vintners Grenache Blanc 2018
  • Upchurch Sauvignon Blanc Southwest Facing 2018


Warm Weather Whites Youngberg Hill Pinot Gris

  • Acrobat Pinot Gris 2019*
  • Bells Up Helios Estate Seyval Blanc 2020
  • Big Table Farm Wild Bee Chardonnay 2019
  • Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay 2016 & 2018
  • Lenné Estate Scarlett’s Reserve Chardonnay 2019
  • Sokol Blosser Willamette Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Troon Vineyard Côtes du Kubli White 2020
  • Utopia Estate Pinot Noir Blanc “Bliss” 2018
  • Youngberg Hill Aspen Pinot Gris 2020

California and New Zealand Warm Weather Whites

St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc

  • St. Supéry Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019* (pictured)
  • Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (NZ)
  • Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (NZ)
  • Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc OTQ 2018 (NZ)
  • Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Southern Clays 2018 (NZ)


Warm Weather Whites Chateau Climens Asphodele 2019

  • Chateau Climens Asphodèle 2019 (France)* (pictured)
  • Donnachiara Aletheia Greco di Tufo 2018 (Italy)*
  • Montonale Lugana DOC Montunal (Italy)*
  • Storica Zulal Voskehat 2019 (Armenia)*
  • Tussock Jumper Organic Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio 2020 (Italy)*
  • Villa Matilde Fiano di Avellino 2018 (Italy)*

Summary: Warm Weather Whites

In conclusion, we hope you will consider trying some new white wines this summer. For example, you can find whites that are crisp, refreshing and citrusy, with hints of minerality and salinity. On the other hand, you can also find rounded whites that are full-bodied and oaky, with flavors of tropical fruits. Consequently, whatever your palate, you can find some special summer sippers to pair with warm evenings on your deck or patio, poolside or lakeside.

*  Ten of these 29 wines are samples, however we either purchased the others or enjoyed them with friends or at tasting rooms in Washington and Oregon.

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Margot and Dave