20 of the Best Wines in the World for Summer

The warm weather is still here with plenty of time to enjoy barbecues, outdoor picnics or lazy days at the pool and beach. We found 20 the best wines in the world to help level up your summer. Is there anything better than sitting outside on a warm summer night enjoying a glass of your favorite wine? I think not!

Say cheers to 20 of the best wines for summer (or any season!).
Say cheers to 20 of the best wines for summer (or any season!). Photo: Pixabay

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20 of the Best Wines in the World for Summer


We have found that the best wines in the world are not necessarily the most expensive. They aren’t all reds or whites. Some are sweet, while others are dry. Some of these delicious, refreshing wines even come in a…gasp…box! But they are all delicious!

Next time you want to try a new wine at a restaurant or walk into a wine store and are not sure what to get, check out one of these wines below. We think they are 20 of the best wines in the world for summer. Enjoy!


1. Fire Road 2016 Pinot Noir

You will love the strawberry and rhubarb hints in the medium-bodied Pinot Noir.

2. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

A summertime favorite of ours is this Sauvignon Blanc. We adore the tropical fruit flavors.

3. Toad Hollow 2018 Eye of the Toad Dry Rosé

Who doesn’t love a good rose in the summer? Give a chance if you don’t. The cherry and strawberry flavors make this rose perfect for day drinking.

4. 2013 Hogwash Rosé

Another Rosé favorite is this one. You’ll want to pair this one with a beautiful charcuterie platter!

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5. August Kesseler 2017 R Kabinett Riesling

The floral and lemon notes in a bottle of this Riesling just screams summer.

6. Vera Vinho Verde 2013

You’ll love the light bubbles in a bottle of this delicious wine.  It’s perfect to pair with your dinner right off of the grill.

7. Ruffino Prosecco

We have been long time fans of the Ruffino brand. Think about using this bottle of bubbly for your summertime brunch cocktails!

8. 2012 Light Horse Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir has notes of spices and berries. Perfect with a steak fresh off of the grill.

9. 2012 Layer Cake Malbec

You have to give this lovely one a try. The notes of fresh blueberry pie are almost too good to be true!

Yes to red wine in the summer with these 4 red varietals.
Yes to red wine in the summer!

10. Firesteed 2017 Pinot Gris

For a later summer wine, try the Firesteed Pinot Gris. The fruity flavors of apple and pear go perfectly as you transition into the fall.

11. 2011 Hearst Ranch Winery Three Sisters Cuvee White

A bottle of the Three Sisters Cuvee White from Hearst Ranch has such amazing flavors of stone fruits like peaches and apricots.

12. Black Box Pinot Noir

While you may not think a boxed wine should be on your list, you should give it a try! Yes, one of the best wines in the world for summer can come out of a box. It is the perfect pick for beach days.

13. 2011 Dreaming Tree Crush Red Wine

Go ahead and make a fruity summertime sangria with a bottle of this red wine. You won’t be disappointed.
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14. 2010 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

A bottle of this Sauvignon Blanc is perfect for a beautiful afternoon picnic.

15. 2017 Brethren of the Road Riesling

This Riesling is a sweet and dry wine with both citrus and fruity notes.

16. Ovum Big Salt White

This wine is a mix of gewürztraminer and riesling and has different flavors than you are used to, like orange and cardamom.

17. Julie Benau Picpoul de Pinet

Enjoying a fresh summertime seafood dinner? Open up a bottle of this refreshing wine to pair with it perfectly.

18. Ground Effect Santa Barbara County Cabernet Sauvignon

The vibrant, smoky flavors of this Cabernet Sauvignon go well with a summer fire as you roast marshmallows.

19. Decoy Chardonnay 2018

Yum! This Chardonnay has notes of caramel and pineapple. It’s so rich and flavorful!

20. Beach Juice Rosé

Looking for an easy wine to transport to the beach with you? Try this Rosé. It’s a combination of a few different wines and you can pop a straw in it or pour it into a glass! Sometimes the best wines in the world for summer are convenient too!

No matter which wine you choose this summer, do so responsibly. And share with us which ones are your favorites. Are there brands that should be on our best wines in the world for the summer list? Tell us what we missed!!

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