Quit your wine-ing, fall is here!

Written by Jessica  Knisley,
Bar Manager





If you are anything like me, your alcoholic beverage choice is seasonal. I like to pair my wine with the outside temperature; white wine in the steamy summer months and red wine in the fall and wintertime. I have only recently gotten into wine but I am slowly discovering white wine actually works great in autumn.

In learning about these new wines, I have discovered some new fall favorites. The first one is a Viognier from Jones Von Drehle Winery, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina.

This Viognier is a full-bodied white with soft and lush characteristics with aromas of apricot and pear. Viogniers go great with spicy dishes, chicken, pasta or even sashimi. Our Morgan Street chicken or seafood linguini dishes would go great with this wine.

My second favorite white wine for fall drinking would be our Raats Chenin Blanc from Cape Town South Africa. This wine has a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine ends with zesty citrus flavors and a long mineral finish.

This slightly sweet wine would pair well with our vegetable plate or our goat cheese salad, vegan sex salad or quinoa salad.

If you are like me and prefer red wine in cooler outside temperatures, we have an excellent Italian Pinot Nero. Terraze Pinot Nero or “Pinot Noir” is lush with soft floral notes with hints of blackberries and red raspberries. This red would go well with our pesto penne with chicken entree.

Drop on by after a long day at work so you can wine down, you’ll have a grape time!