Sample local fruit wines to beat the heat in July.
Every region deals with the summer heat differently.
In Sicily, they double down on the Mediterranean summer by pairing bold red wines with spicy fish courses. In California’s Napa Valley, locals might beat the heat with a chilled Chardonnay.
Here on Hilton Head Island, we contend with heat and humidity during the summer season.
Fortunately, the Lowcountry produces so many fruits – including sweet peaches, blueberries and Muscadine. They have been the cure for summer’s heat long before anyone figured out how to press them into wines.
Lowcountry fruit wines and a nice sea breeze pair perfectly together because the fruit thrives here naturally. It’s a match made in heaven! Enjoy sweet relief from the heat by sipping a summer-friendly local fruit wine.
If you visit our tasting room at Island Winery, one of the things you may notice is our diverse and ever-changing tasting menu. We carry just about everything including bold Italian-style red wines, crisp American white wines and, of course, local fruit wines.
Summertime gets pretty hot around here, so we’ve crafted some fantastic “beach friendly” wine. These pairs beautifully with our seasonal climate. Sip a fruity vintage as you watch waves on the beach or the sunset over the marsh. We guarantee you’ll feel right at home.
Our fruit wines at are made with the same care as our award-winning reds and whites.
Peach on the Beach is crafted from fresh local peaches and crisp white wine. We also carry a favorite called Southern Passion. This is a fruity Sangria crafted from red wine, Florida oranges and local peaches and blueberries.
Do you like your fruit wines sweet or on the dry side? Do you prefer a vintage made from a base of white wine or red wine? Sample a variety of fruit wines to find the one that’s just right for your palate. Remember that wine is an incredibly subjective experience. The vintage your spouse or your best friend adores might not be your favorite, and vice versa. Follow your muse and choose the wine that makes your heart sing.
Stop by our tasting room to judge for yourself. We think you’ll agree that there’s no better way to beat the heat this summer!
By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery
The perfect bottle of wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Road. Store and tasting hours are Monday-Saturday from 12:30-5:30 p.m. 843-842-3141 or www.islandwinery.com.