by Nicole Loughan
If you are looking for a great warm weather adult beverage think refreshing and light. As the temperature heats up a nice white wine, with a crisp finish, served chilled could be just what you need or maybe wine with a bit of color and a fruity finish. If wine is not your thing you may want something stronger, like spirits over ice. Check out some of the wines and spirits made locally and ready for summer.
Crossing Vineyards Happening List Finalist
1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown
Specialty Peach Wine
This Best-in-Show Fruit Wine winner at the Pennsylvania Wine Competition has the flavor of tree-ripened peaches. They delicately splash the taste buds, making this wine refreshing, fruity and medium bodied. It has a sweet finish and is served chilled.
Vivat Alfa Winery Happening List Finalist
3612 Stump Road, Doylestown
This semi-sweet wine comes from a family owned and operated boutique winery in the heart of Bucks County. It offers a range of pear, pineapple, and honey notes; all woven together with a lightly sweet finish.
Got Wine! Happening List Finalist
483 Pond Street, Bristol
Got Wine! serves a wide array of wines but is known for their wines from Buckingham Valley Vineyards. They offer a Pinot Gris, a semi-dry medium Pinot Grigio from Buckingham Valley Vineyards that is perfect for summer.
Buckingham Valley Vineyards
1521 Durham Road, Buckingham
$5 per 9 ounce serving, or $10 for a reusable sippy cup
Let’s talk about refreshing. If you visit Buckingham Valley Vineyards you can grab a wine slushy in an array of flavors, Pinot Colada, Black Raspberry, Strawberry Lemonade, and more. Flavors change daily. Mimosas are available on Sundays.
1391 Forest Grove Road, Fulong
This semi dry, light body wine is a gewürztraminer hybrid that grows well in Bucks County. Crisp with pink grapefruit tones that pairs perfectly with spicy foods.
Peddler’s Village, Lahaska
From their sweet wine collection comes a wine named for the season. Spring Wine is light, fresh, fruity and refreshing.
New Hope Winery
6123 Lower York Road, New Hope
Talk about local. This wine, named for nearby Solebury, is a Semi-dry, combination Of Vidal Blanc And Villard Blanc. It is light Bodied with floral overtones. It pairs well with grilled sea food or sautéed vegetarian dishes.
Hewn Sprits Happening List Finalist
31 Appletree Lane, Pipersville or Peddler’s Village, Lahaska
Shipmate Gold Rum
$29.99 for 375 ml
If wine isn’t for you maybe you would like some ice-cold gold rum on the rocks. Shipmate Rum from Hewn Spirits is good straight up, on the rocks or mixed. It is artisan-crafted in small batches in a handmade copper pot still.
Doylestown Brewing Company
52 East State Street, Doylestown, PA
Union Street IPA
The local brewer is new to the Bucks Brewing Scene, but they came out swinging with a wide array of offerings. One of their summer brews on tap is the East Coast IPA with Bold Hops and a Citrus Flavor.