Summer is winding down, but the temperatures are not. On the days when nothing seems to cool you off, a glass—or two—of a beach-based wine certainly hits the spot. From wineries right on the coast to some that are bit farther out (but certainly worth the drive), here are a few First Statefavorites.
Harvest Ridge Winery
You can’t go wrong at Harvest Ridge Winery. Stop at theMarydelwinery on your way down to the beach, which islocated on the historic Mason-Dixon Line,where one of the originalmarkers—number 47—still exists. (Hence the prominent number 47 on the winery’slabels.)The roséis always a winner, but don’t miss out on Peach Blossom, a fruit-forward and highly aromatic wine with intense white floral notes, ripe yellow peaches and fresh nectarines.
Nassau Valley Vineyards
Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes was the first winery in the First State and celebrated its25thanniversary last year. The CapeRoséis a traditional dry rose with strawberry and watermelon aromas. It is light and fruity with a crisp, dry finish.
32165 Winery Way, Lewes • 645-9463
Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery opened its doors in 2016 nearSelbyvilleand carries a variety of wines, from red, white and blush. Sip the refreshingFredonia, a sweetroséthat offers intense grape flavors and aromas.
Sposato’s Sweet Blend wine./Photo by Andrew Hoffecker
Don’t be alarmed if you drink an entire bottle of Sposato’s Sweet Blend in one sitting. The Frizzante white wine is light and crisp, slightly effervescent and extremely refreshing. Even if you don’t especially like white wine, you will love this wine.
16181 Hudson Road, Milton • (833) 776-7286