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Savoring Summer: 8 Food and Wine Pairings

As the temperature rises and the days grow longer, there’s nothing quite like indulging in the flavors of summer. From fresh salads to succulent grilled meats, the culinary possibilities are endless. And what better way to elevate these seasonal delights than by pairing them with the perfect wine? 

Enter Reddy Vineyards, a family-owned, world-class winery known for its commitment to crafting exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Texas High Plains AVA. With a diverse selection of varietals, Reddy Vineyards offers the ideal complement to a wide range of summer dishes. Let’s explore eight food and wine pairings that are sure to delight your palate:

1. Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Sauvignon Blanc: The bright acidity and citrus notes of Reddy Vineyards 2023 Petals & Clay Sauvignon Blanc perfectly balance the smoky flavors of grilled shrimp. Add a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of fresh herbs for a refreshing summer appetizer.

2. Caprese Salad with Rosé: A classic Caprese salad featuring ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil is elevated to new heights when paired with the light and crisp notes of Reddy Vineyards Gold Medal 2019 Signature Dry Rosé. This pairing is both elegant and refreshing, making it an ideal choice for al fresco dining.

3. BBQ Ribs with Tempranillo: Few things scream summer like a plate of sticky BBQ ribs fresh off the grill. Pair these mouthwatering ribs with the rich and robust flavors of Reddy Vineyards, Best of Class, 2020 TNT Tempranillo for a match made in culinary heaven. The wine’s hints of dark fruit and spice will complement the smoky sweetness of the ribs perfectly.

4. Grilled Vegetable Platter with Viognier: For a lighter option, try a grilled vegetable platter featuring seasonal favorites like zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant. Pair this colorful dish with the citrus aromas and spice, oak, and yellow apple flavors of the 2019 Reserve Viognier for a delightful summer soirée.

5. Watermelon Feta Salad with Sparkling Wine: This refreshing salad combines juicy watermelon, salty feta cheese, and tangy balsamic glaze for a burst of summer flavor. Pair it with the small-batch Methode Champenoise Sparkling Wine– an experience all on its own. Combined with this simple, yet impressive salad for a palate-pleasing combination that’s sure to impress.

6. Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Albarino: A classic Caesar salad gets a summer makeover with the addition of grilled chicken and crisp romaine lettuce. Pair this crowd-pleasing dish with the crisp and bright acidity of the 2020 TX-Lush Semi-Sweet White wine for a match made in culinary heaven.

7. Steak Fajitas with Malbec: Fire up the grill and indulge in a sizzling plate of steak fajitas paired with the bold flavors of the Gold Medal, 2018 M3 Red Blend, made with Merlot, Mourvedre, and Malbec. The wine’s velvety tannins and hints of blackberry and spice are the perfect complement to the savory flavors of grilled steak and peppers.

8. Peach Cobbler with Grenache: End your summer feast on a sweet note with a homemade peach cobbler served warm from the oven. Pair this indulgent dessert with a French red blend. The juicy red fruit of Reddy Vineyards 2019 Grand Vitis French Red Blend for a decadent finale that’s sure to impress.

With these eight irresistible food and wine pairings from Reddy Vineyards, you can savor the flavors of summer in style. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or enjoying a leisurely picnic in the park, these culinary combinations are sure to make every moment memorable. Cheers to a season filled with good food, great wine, and even better company!

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