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Angie Huk
June 12, 2023 | Food and Wine | Angie Huk

The Perfect Summer Food and Wine Pairing to Make Your Dinner Memorable

When it comes to having an unforgettable dining experience, nothing beats a tantalizing meal paired with the perfect wine. We're taking you on a journey to the heart of wine country, where River Stone Estate Winery shines like a gem. We are all about crafting top-notch wines that will take your taste buds on a joyride. Get ready to explore the delightful world of River Stone and discover the ideal summer food pairings for your next dinner extravaganza.

summer wine and food pairings

Splash: Dive into Paradise

Imagine yourself on a tropical island with warm ocean breezes and the sound of waves gently crashing on shore. Now, imagine capturing that essence in a glass. Look no further than our Splash, an off-dry aromatic white blend that takes you to paradise with its tropical flavours of passionfruit, guava, grapefruit and melon. This wine pairs beautifully with a summer beachside picnic – pack a basket with a selection of cheeses and Okanagan summer fruits, fresh ceviche fish and a baguette. Or try it with a fiery Thai chicken salad – the wine’s touch of sweetness provides a perfect counterbalance to spicy dishes.

Sparkling White Merlot: Bubbles and Bliss in Every Sip

Add a touch of sparkle to your summer celebration with our bubbly! Sparkling White Merlot is the life of the party with its effervescent personality. Imagine bright fruit flavors dancing on your tongue, accompanied by notes of spice. The perfect balance between sweet and dry, this vibrant sparkling wine offers a crisp and invigorating taste. Pair it with a fresh seafood platter featuring oysters, shrimp and scallops on a hot summer night.  Or have a couple bottles chilled over ice for your next Sunday Brunch – this sparkling rose works beautifully with bacon and eggs.

Malbec Rosé: Redefining Rosé for Summer Delights

As the summer sun paints the world in vibrant hues, it's time to discover a rosé that defies expectations and takes your summer meals to new heights. This is the rosé for those who may not typically lean towards this style, as it showcases the unique characteristics of the Malbec grape. With its enticing aromas of strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, and pomegranate, and a luscious, dry, and savory finish, this rosé is very versatile, pairing with many possibilities. Try it with BBQ chicken and grilled garden vegetables drizzled with a balsamic glaze. Or keep it simple and pair it with a strawberry spinach salad. The vibrant flavours of the Malbec Rosé harmonize with the sweetness of the strawberries while the dry finish complements the tanginess of a goat cheese crumbled on top.  

Cornerstone: A Rich Red That's Bold and Beautiful

Start your evening on a high note with our award-winning Cornerstone, a medium-bodied red wine that's all about embracing life's indulgences. With flavours of luscious dark berry, plum and a touch of spice, your palate is treated to a perfect balance of ripe fruit and a subtle underlying acidity. This wine brings out the best in carnivore dishes like a juicy ribeye steak or a rack of lamb. For a vegetarian option, fire up the grill and prepare a delicious Portobello mushroom burger. The meaty texture and umami flavours of the grilled mushroom pair exceptionally well with the richness of our signature red.

Bordeaux Style Red Blend Cornerstone

We at River Stone are here to make your summer wine and dine experiences unforgettable. From the bold and beautiful Cornerstone to the effervescent bliss of the Sparkling Merlot, each wine is crafted with love and care. So, go ahead and uncork a bottle and elevate your summer food and wine pairing journey to new heights.



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