Put Away the Sauvignon Blanc: 3 Summer Wines to Sample

For Australians, Sauvignon blanc is the gold medallist of wine. It's easy to drink, and light and refreshing during summer. However, according to Huon Hooke, it's not the only drop worth sipping during the warmer months.

In the interest of promoting diversity, there are some great other wines to try this summer.

2012 Chapel Hill Il Vescovo McLaren Vale White: This verdelho is light and soft, with a smooth texture. Flavours are slightly herbal, floral, and tropical, making this a perfect wine to have with summer lunch.

2012 Casa Freschi La Signorina, Adelaide Hills: This dry white is packed full of interesting flavours, from smoky sulfides to caramel and spices and behind it all lies a lemon-sherbet tang that's refreshingly sweet.

2013 Head Grenache Rose, Barossa Valley: Summer calls for a fresh, fruity and just a bit sweet wine and this rose fits the bill. This makes for a well-balanced glass of wine with low acidity and a scent like raspberries.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.