White Wines

White Wines

Discover the secrets of a Sauvignon Blanc. Turn a summer evening into an event with a chilled Pinot Grigio. Light and crisp, white wines have their own intricacies and regions. With your American Wine Society instructors, you will learn the finer points of blending and pairing your white wines. Our professionals will guide you as you create your own unique varietal, blended from whites. From dry to sweet, begin your Winemaking Experience with one of our specially chosen white wines.

Malbec

Region: The Curicò Valley, Chile, The Sierra Foothills and Suisun Valley, CA
Flavors/Aromas: Fruity and smoky flavors with vanilla and mocha
Color: Deep purple 
Body: Full
Tannins: Medium
Acidity: Medium
Characteristics: Bold richness and soft finish
Pairs Well With: Lean meats, soft cheeses, and dark chocolate truffles

Pinot Grigio

Region: Veneto, Italy, Alsace, France, and the Sierra Foothills, CA
Flavors/Aromas: green apples, pears, citrus, and blossoms with a vanilla aroma
Color:Deep gold to copper
Body: Medium light
Tannins: None-low
Acidity: Medium
Characteristics: Crisp, dry with a good bite
Pairs Well With: Shellfish/Sushi, light pastas, firm cheeses, and fresh pears

Chardonnay

Region: Napa Valley and Paso Robles, CA, Piedmont and Tuscany, Italy,
Flavors/Aromas: Apples, lemons, and citrus with notes of oak, vanilla, and butterscotch
Color:Pale to deep gold
Body: Full
Tannins: None
Acidity: Medium
Characteristics: Dry fruity character, creamy-buttery, clean finish
Pairs Well With: Lean meats and fish, soft cheeses, and nuts

Chenin Blanc

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa, the Sierra Foothills, CA, and Loire Valley, France

Flavors/Aromas: Pears, apples, honeysuckle, quince, and nutty with notes of honey
Color: Pale gold
Body: Medium
Tannins: None
Acidity: High
Characteristics: Dry, naturally hard, slow to mature, often used as a blending grape,
Pairs Well With: Rich fish, salads, pungent cheeses, and peach/apricot desserts

Malvasia

Region: Piedmont and Tuscany, Italy
Flavors/Aromas: Chocolate and plum notes with floral aromas
Color: A light to dark ruby 
Body: Medium
Tannins: Medium
Acidity: Medium
Characteristics: Intense, often used for blending and ages well
Pairs Well With: Tomato based dishes, creamy or aged cheeses, and a variety of desserts

Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Tuscany, Italy, the Curicò Valley, Chile, Stellenbosch, South Africa, and Napa Valley, CA
Flavors/Aromas: Lime, green apple, passion fruit, peaches with herbaceous flavors like bell peppers and grass
Color:Straw to deep yellow 
Body: Full
Tannins: Low
Acidity: Medium high
Characteristics: Nutty and savory textures
Pairs Well With: Green herbs, lean meats and fish, soft, sour cheeses, and fruit tarts

With easy drinkability and a unique, distinctive flavor, Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for a casual summer day.