Memorial Day weekend: it’s the unofficial way to ease in to summer. The nights are longer, the BBQ is hot, and we’re ready to open up (more than) a few bottles of wine. Any excuse to sip and sit under a beautiful sunny day? We’re so in.

Here’s our drinking guide to a fun, fabulous Memorial Day weekend for any stage of the party!

When the party is just getting started Who says you need to save sparkling for a special occasion? Bring it out for any and all reasons, especially when it’s time to be outside on a warm summer day. Our Grand Cuvee Sparkling Wine is a lively expression of California Champagne crafted from our Sonoma County winery estate. It’s exactly like bottled sunshine. Keep bottles ready to go on ice for guests as they come in…it’s the perfect way to get that party started!

To pair perfectly with all things potluck Chardonnay is the most widely planted white wines in the world. You understand why when you sip on some of the most classic California expressions of Chardonnay. It’s a crowd-pleaser and plays wonderfully with all sorts of food…especially at a potluck. Our 2018 La Storia Chardonnay is sourced from an esteemed Russian River Valley vineyard. It’s fruit like this that really showcases the finesse and fun of Sonoma County wineries. Ripe apples, pears, tropical fruit and a brush of nuttiness and French Oak make this wine say HELLO SUMMER!

When the “Grill Master” is firing up the coals 2017 Sangiovese makes a perfect pairing for grilled meats. Bright with a zingy acidity and just the right balance of tannin makes it a go-to choice for summertime grilling and sipping.

For poolside sippin’ Bright, crisp and so refreshing, 2017 OPR Sauvignon Blanc is the ultimate daytime wine. This vintage produced a mere 700 cases of this bright and lively Sauvignon Blanc. We sourced this fruit from the lush land of Lodi, and picked it specifically for an easy-drinking, anytime wine. Grab a couple bottles if you want more than one glass…it tends to go down easy and everyone wants more!

When they bring out the s’mores While the coals are still warm after a fun-filled, sun-kissed day, indulge in a decadent snifter of Trentadue Chocolate Amore Port as your final nightcap.

Need to stock up? Come visit us at the tasting room, or shop online to make sure you have everything you need for the best party ever. Share the Trentadue family love with your best friends and family as one of their new favorite Sonoma County wineries. From our family to yours, wishing you a Memorial Day weekend with plenty of fun!