Rosé and Peach Wine
New Ways to Enjoy Summer Wine
Nothing quite says “summer” like brightly coloured wines. Best served perfectly chilled and while enjoying the sunshine, summer is undoubtedly Rosé season. Now we also get to enjoy some exciting new wines during the summer months: fruit wines! Isn’t all wine “fruit wine”? Inherently, yes. But there are exciting ways to use non-grape fruits to create delicious wines. We’re highlighting two of our favourite summer wines today, with Rosé and Peach wine. Bring on the sunshine, load the wine fridge, and get ready to sip some delicious summertime drinks.
When you think of wine in Ontario, most people picture the many amazing white wines we offer. Chardonnay and Riesling grow very well in Ontario, and take up a lot of vineyard space throughout the province. Luckily Ontario terroir also promotes great red varieties like Gamay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. In order to make one of our favourite summer wines (Rosé), you need red wine grapes. So there is no surprise that wineries throughout Ontario make Rosé each year for us all to enjoy. The Rosé market has been booming for years now as wine drinkers better understand the complexity of the wine type. The colour may be fun and young, but Rosé is a classic wine staple worth showcasing.
Discovering Peach Wine
Fermented fruit wines are not a new invention. Popular around the world and accessible to the home winemaker, creating fruit wines allows for great creativity and innovation. Lucky for us in Ontario, there are bountiful fruits grown locally that wineries can use to create incredibly delicious fruit wine combinations. A classic version of this is Peach wine. With juicy Niagara peaches at the ready, wineries in the area are able to use this tasty local fruit in their wine. This is a great way to really showcase the amazing agriculture we have in Ontario! And not to mention, a very tasty treat.
Peach Wine Cocktail
Created by Ferox, this Peach & Tonic is a mouth watering way to serve your new peach wine. We can’t get enough of it!
- 5 ounces Ferox Peach wine
- Tonic water
- Sparkling lime soda
- Ice cubes
- Few sprigs of fresh mint
- Few sprigs of fresh lime basil
- Sliced peaches
- In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle mint and lime basil
- Add in 5 oz of Peach wine, and splashes of tonic water and sparkling lime soda according to taste
- Fill shaker with ice and shake
- Pour into highball glass with fresh ice and garnish with peach slice
The Best Summer Drinks
We hope you enjoy your new favourite summer drinks! There is much to explore when it comes to Rosé and fruit wines. And what better time than summer to explore new kinds of wine you may not typically reach for. If you’re looking for more great Ontario wine and haven’t joined Kwaf yet, what are you waiting for? Our bimonthly and quarterly wine packages are the best way to enjoy Ontario wine. Join us now and sip away.