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White Wine

Pretty in Pink

Sweet or dry, sparkling or still, Rosé signals summertime with a delicious bouquet of floral and fruity notes.

As with all wines, Rosé starts as a clear juice but unlike red wines, the skins are only left in the juice long enough to give these well-loved wines their beautiful pink hue.

Any red varietals can be used to craft Rosé, but the most popular are Grenache, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Syrah. In France, Cinsault, Grenache and Carignan are some of the founding Rosé varietals.

Mouth-watering wines that are great with food or sipping on their own.








1. How does Rosé get its color and why are some paler than others?
From the sun-drenched vineyards of California to the floral hillsides of Provence, Rosé gets its pink color from the length of time it spends fermenting with grape skins.

2. Which Rosé wines are the best to drink?
Our Rosé wines run the gamut of sparkling to still, dry to sweet. If you prefer a sweet wine, see answer to Question 2 below. For Rosé wines on the dry side, Fleur de Mer Rosé offers a classic Provençal style. If you’re seeking sparkling Rosé, the 94 Point J Vineyards Brut Rosé, is deeply nuanced and aromatic.

3. Which Rosé should I drink if I want something slightly sweet?
With layers of strawberry, cherry and red plum, Apothic Rosé has a deliciously smooth mouthfeel with a refreshingly clean finish and a dollop of honey

4. Can I cook with Rosé?
When cooking, Rosé is a perfectly good alternative to red or white wines. Substitute a deep pink-hued Rosé for red in tomato-based sauces or a light pink Rosé for white wine in a vegetable stew. The Rosé will add the acidity and aromatics you desire from the dish.

5. Do I need a special glass?
To best enjoy the aromas and flavors of your Rosé, choose a tapered glass with the widest part at mid-bowl as opposed to the base.

6. When do I drink Rosé?
Rosé has been dubbed “the summertime wine” for its crisp, refreshing, floral and fruity notes, and we agree! The sun shining on a glass of Rosé while you lounge on the porch or poolside? It’s a beautiful thing.

Rosé Recipes & Pairings

Celebrate the subtle and crisp flavors of Rosé paired with a few of our favorite wine country recipes.