Summer Wine & Food Pairings Guide

Olema Rosé in Ice Bucket

Summer’s Here!

From BBQs to beach day, summertime is one of the most fun seasons to pop a chilled bottle of wine. Wondering which wines pair with summer? We’ve got you covered.

Best Wines for Summer (and Which Foods to Pair!)

Wine and bountiful picnic of cheese and charcuterie

Olema Sauvignon Blanc + Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Sauvignon Blanc is all about acidity and freshness, making it the perfect wine to kick off a summer party OR to take center stage for summer get-togethers. A picnic in the park or an alfresco girls’ night in with Sauv Blanc + a bountiful charcuterie board? There’s nothing better.

Olema Chardonnay Reserve on a beautifully set table with grilled food

Olema Chardonnay Reserve + Grilled Veggies

Smooth yet bright Chardonnay with just the right balance of crispness and richness means the Chardonnay Reserve pairs beautifully with shrimp or veggies fresh off the grill. The hint of char from the grill brings out the textural elements in the wine, and the pop of the grilled dish is the ideal match for Chardonnay’s unique acid profile.

People enjoying Olema Pinot Noir at a dinner table outside

Olema Pinot Noir + Grilled Salmon

Pinot Noir and salmon is one of the iconic wine pairings, defying the myth that red wine can’t pair with seafood. The juiciness and red fruits in the Pinot Noir make it a great match for salmon, especially coming off the barbecue in summertime. Tip: chill your Pinot Noir for 15-30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving. Slightly chilled = perfect for warmer weather.

Friends playing guitar and hanging out with Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and S'mores

Olema Cabernet Sauvignon + S’mores

Yes, S’mores. Whether gourmet dark chocolate or the classic Hershey’s milk chocolate bar (or the adventurers who opt for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup instead), pairing Cab with summer’s signature fireside dessert is the way to go. Chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon is an iconic pairing for a reason. Add graham cracker and a few ‘mallows, and the result is *chef’s kiss*.

Woman holding a glass and bottle of Olema Rosé on the beach

Honorable Mention: Olema Rosé + …Everything Summer-Related

Real talk: Rosé is THE wine for summer. Pack your rosé and a couple GoVino wine glasses in a cooler with ice and pair with beach day for the ultimate summertime wine experience. Be the first to try our NEW 2021 Olema Rosé!

GIVEAWAY! Enter to Win the Summer Wine Essentials

Olema Summer Essentials Giveaway - Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Tote Basket, GoVino Glasses and Wine Chiller on a Picnic Blanket

This prize includes: 
(1) bottle of 2021 Olema Provence Rosé
(1) bottle of 2020 Olema Sauvignon Blanc
(2) GoVino Wine Glasses
(1) VacuVin Wine Chiller
(1) Picnic basket bag
(1) Picnic blanket

$200 value! 

How to Enter: Like and comment on our Summer Pairings Pin on Pinterest anytime in June! Winner will be selected on July 1st.

No purchase necessary. Must be 21 years of age or older. Winner must be in the United States to receive prize shipment. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Pinterest.

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