By Hannah Warne | June 2, 2016 | Food & Drink
Nothing says summer in the Hamptons quite like sipping a fine glass of vino while noshing on delectable cheeses. Here, five pairings to enjoy all season long.
No summer is complete without at least one bottle of Wölffer's famed rosé—a drink so popular that the vineyard actually ran out of its supply in 2014. The fruity aromas of this dry pour, a blend of six varieties complete with hints of peach and pear, goes well with the tangy and acidic flavors of goat cheese. Opt for a softer spread for the most refreshing pair. 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, 537-5106
A perfect go-to wine for summertime, this Channing Daughters sauvignon blanc summer wine features clean and crisp flavors that boast of grapefruit, lime, and white flower. Complement with a sweet cheese like Gruyère for a match made in tastebud heaven. 1927 Scuttlehole Road, Bridgehampton, 537-7224
The Lieb Cellars 2010 Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine is aged for three years to create a crisp and refreshing flavor. Made from pinot blanc grapes, this bubbly brut features notes of green apple, pear, and citrus that pair perfectly with a soft, creamy cheese like camembert that enhances the citrus flavors in the drink. 13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue, 734-1100
Aged in oak with notes of cedar, this Duck Walk Vineyards merlot features rich berry, cherry, and black currant flavors. It's smooth finish and versatile variety blends well with firm, mild cheeses like Gouda due to its caramel, buttery notes. The acidic flavors in both complement one another, while the smokiness of the wine will equally enhance the nuttiness of the Gouda. 44535 Main Road, Southold, 765-3500
Featuring sweet notes with a refined tannin structure, this bold cabernet sauvignon from Martha Clara Vineyards pairs elegantly with a firm, strong cheese like sharp cheddar. The hint of salt enhances the acidity and fruit flavors. 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 298-0075