Is it happy hour yet?
Summer is literally right around the corner. The kids are out of school and your vacation plans are approaching closer. You’ve got all the supplies needed, plus some extra sunscreen. But have you packed the essential items? Wine of course!
The wineries along the Rocky Top Wine Trail have incredible new wines that have recently been released at the wineries and are also available to purchase online. Yes, that is right. Order all your favorite Tennessee wines and have them delivered directly to your doorsteps.
Listed below are a few new, must have, and best-selling wines. The winemaker has done an excellent job this year (he does all the time) in making some very unique wines. Like the newest wine Summer Delight, a blend of white grapes, honey, mint, and lime. Tastes just like a Mojito. There is also a new batch of Rhubarb from Mountain Valley Winery that the winemaker definitely recommended adding to the Must Have Summer Wines list.
Newest Summer Wines:
- 1. Sunset- sweet: MV
- 2. White Sangria- sweet: SC
- 3. Summer Delight- Sweet: MB
- 4. Sangria (Red)- sweet: HS
- 5. Apple Julep- Semi- sweet: AB
Must Have Summer Wines:
- 1. Water Wheel- Semi- sweet: MB
- 2. Rhubarb- sweet: MV
- 3. Applewood White- sweet: AB
- 4. Sangiovese- Dry: HS
- 5. Cantina Bianca- Semi-sweet: HS
Best Selling Wines:
- 1. Apple Muscadine- Sweet: AB
- 2. Black & Blue- Semi-sweet: HS
- 3. Mountain Valley Red- Semi- sweet: MV
- 4. River Run- Sweet: MB
- 5. Wiley Oakley- Sweet: SC
AB: Apple Barn Winery MV: Mountain Valley Winery MB: Mill Bridge Winery
HS: Hillside Winery SC: Sugarland Cellars
Prepare yourself for the ultimate summer 2017 drink.
Two words….Wine Slushy!
Mix any of your favorite wines in the one step package of heaven. They are called wine freezer bags. The bags are available at the wineries along the Rocky Top Wine Trail or online at www.RockyTopWineTrail.com. Wine slushies’ are extremely easy to make and very simple.
+ Grab your flavor of choice (Peach Bellini, Sangria, White Sangria, Mojito, and Blueberry Pomegranate)
+ Pour your favorite wine in the bag (THE ENTIRE BOTTLE)
+ Fill the rest of the bag up with water (up to the dotted lines)
+ Mix Thoroughly
+ Throw in freezer for about two hours
+After two hours remove from the freezer… Wala!
Insider Tip: Throw the wine slushy in a blender to get a softer texture. Garnish with fresh peaches and pineapple.
*Highly recommended by the pool or on the beach!!