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August 4, 2023 | Jonathan Rosenson

Celebrate National White Wine Day with Refreshing and Delicious Wine Varieties by Coquelicot Estate Vineyard

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National White Wine Day is a day to celebrate the rich history, diversity, and deliciousness of white wines. You are invited to visit our signature Coquelicot Tasting Room, located at 2884 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441,in the lush Santa Ynez Valley, is thrilled to share some insights into organic white wine, perfect food pairings, and tips to enjoy this vibrant beverage. Join us in a toast to these delectable wines!

What is National White Wine Day and Why Should You Celebrate it?
National White Wine Day, celebrated annually on August 4th, is a joyous occasion to appreciate the elegance and variety of white wines. For enthusiasts and novices alike, this day is about exploring new flavors and revisiting old favorites. With a growing trend towards organic and sustainably produced wines, there's never been a better time to dive into the world of organic white wine.

Why celebrate it? White wine is not just a beverage; it's a symbol of culture, a testament to the craftsmanship of wineries like those in Santa Ynez, and a way to connect with friends and family over a shared passion. Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, with its commitment to organic farming, proudly joins in this celebration.

A Guide to the Different Types of White Wine and Their Characteristics
White wines are as varied as the regions they come from. At Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, we specialize in crafting organic white wine, and we're delighted to share some popular varieties:

  • Chardonnay: Known for its richness and complexity, Chardonnay offers flavors ranging from apple to tropical fruits, with the oak-aged versions adding notes of vanilla.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: This crisp and refreshing wine features lively acidity, often showcasing flavors of green apple, lime, and herbs.
  • Riesling: A versatile wine that can range from dry to sweet, Riesling offers flavors of peach, apricot, and honey.
  • Pinot Grigio: Light and simple, Pinot Grigio is perfect for those who enjoy subtle flavors of pear and apple.

These are just a few examples, and the world of white wine offers a multitude of choices, especially among the wineries in Santa Ynez.

Food Pairings: Discover the Perfect Combinations for Your Favorite White Wines
Choosing the right food to pair with your wine can elevate your dining experience. Here's a guide to some classic pairings:

  • Chardonnay: Rich seafood like lobster, or creamy pasta dishes.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Light salads, goat cheese, or grilled chicken.
  • Riesling: Spicy foods, especially Asian cuisine.
  • Pinot Grigio: Light fish dishes or simple bruschetta.

At Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, we pride ourselves on offering organic white wine that pairs beautifully with a variety of cuisines.

Tips for Serving and Enjoying White Wine at Its Best on National White Wine Day
Savoring white wine at its finest involves more than just pouring it into a glass. Here are some tips:

  • Chill but Don't Over-chill: White wine should be served cool but not ice-cold, as over-chilling can mute flavors.
  • Choose the Right Glass: A glass with a larger bowl allows the aromas to circulate, enhancing the flavor.
  • Consider Organic: Organic white wines, like those from Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, offer purity in taste and are often produced with sustainability in mind.
  • Explore and Experiment: Try different wines from various wineries in Santa Ynez or your local area. Experiment with food pairings and find what delights your palate.

National White Wine Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it's an invitation to explore the world of white wines, be it through trying a new varietal, experimenting with food pairings, or simply enjoying a glass with loved ones.

Coquelicot Estate Vineyard is honored to be part of this celebration. With our commitment to organic farming and crafting extraordinary white wines, we invite you to raise a glass with us. Visit us at our Tasting Room located in Los Olivos and explore the organic white wine offerings at wineries in Santa Ynez and make this National White Wine Day a memorable one. Cheers!

About Coquelicot Estate Vineyard
At Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, the approach to winemaking emphasizes organic techniques, allowing the grapes to develop without additives or enhancements, resulting in wines low in sulfur. Our commitment to natural wines involves limiting environmental impact, prioritizing healthy farming systems, and obtaining a CCOF certification for organic practices. The wines produced are hand-made, bold, and elegant, crafted in small batches in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley.

The vineyard, named after the French red poppy flower, spans 94 acres in the Los Olivos District, AVA, with soil well-drained and lacking in nutrients, leading to transparent wines showing varietal characteristics. The temperate microclimate, similar to Bordeaux, and the unique east-west mountain ranges allow coastal breezes that create a longer growing season, contributing to the distinctive style of wine. Our location's dramatic temperature swings help preserve acidity while achieving phenolic ripeness.

Since 2007, Coquelicot Estate Vineyard has adopted sustainable and organic farming protocols, earning organic certification in 2015. Our dedication to organic grape growing extends beyond merely avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. By practicing regenerative farming and using natural substances like mineral oil derived from stylet flowers, our vineyard ensures healthy microorganisms and soil. The usage of cover crops, including grasses, legumes, and mustards, enriches the soil, protects against erosion, and creates a habitat for beneficial insects. This extensive, holistic commitment to organic farming showcases the vineyard's deep-rooted belief in working harmoniously with nature. Visit us today at Coquelicot Tasting Room, located at 2884 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441 to learn more about our delicious wine.


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