Shake off your blanket and pack the cooler: It’s prime picnic season. Ditch the hearty reds that have kept you warm all winter and sip these vibrant, floral and fruity whites that will cool you off while you’re soaking up the sun. And the best part is these pours pair well with a variety of picnic-perfect snacks, like cheese and salad, or can be sipped solo.
These five pours are nicely packed with fresh fruit and floral notes.
Winzer Krems 2013 Kremser Wachtberg Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Kremstal); $23, 94 points
Villa Wolf 2013 Dry Riesling (Pfalz); $12, 91 points
Siot 2013 Pinot Gris (San Luis Obispo County); $26, 90 points
Ventana 2013 Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Arroyo Seco); $22, 90 points
Masseria del Feudo 2013 Grottarossa Grillo (Sicilia); $12, 86 points
Super fresh, these also boast bright fruit and mouthwatering acidity.
Brick & Mortar 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Napa Valley); $22, 93 points
Martin Ray 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley); $18, 90 points
Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2013 Rosato (Etna); $20, 88 points