We're here to give you the inside scoop on all the best California places to hang out this summer, and we've got the perfect wine to match each vibe.
This killer skin-contact blend is best enjoyed poolside in late afternoon heading into a perfect golden evening. We think Palm Springs is the ideal setting for sipping on some Acapulco Swim Club. With the strong summer heat and a desert setting, head here to lounge at a luxury resort or boutique hotel, take in the mid-century modern architecture, or unwind at a stylish cocktail lounge. Stay at Casa Cody or The Thompson, and check out The Penney for delicious food and drinks.
Pack up your cooler and pop open some Hippy Sippy an epic cliffside. After a perfect hike through Julia Pfeiffer or Andrew Molera State Park, this is the perfect light and bubbly refreshment for your picnic lunch as you bask in the salty breeze and look out for whales on the horizon. After your afternoon of exploration, head to the Henry Miller Library to browse books, or see some live music, and then to the Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant for dinner.
The gritty energy of Los Angeles’ Venice Beach will have you quoting “Fuck Yeah,” all day. Watch the skaters make strut their stuff at the legendary Venice Skate Park, head to Gjusta Bakery for breakfast or lunch, stroll the canals, eat tacos from Teddy’s Red Tacos, and finish the day off with our perfect take on a Super-Tuscan, while you chill on the beach and watch the surfers catch waves.
Marvel at these amazing trees (basically modern-day dinosaurs) as you wander through the magical trails of Sequoia National Park. After a full day of exploring amazing wonders like the biggest tree in the world, Muir Grove and Crystal Cave, settle down at your campsite for some perfect stargazing and pop open this bottle of this Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon and take in beautiful woodland odors of cedar and oak while you start up the fire.
San Luis Obispo is the coolest place to visit in the Central Coast of California, and with grapes sourced from The Edna Valley, just outside of town, our Grüner-forward, Alright Fight Club, is the ideal partner to a day of adventure in the Pacific breeze. Visit some cool wineries like Biddle Ranch Vineyard while you’re there, check out the cute restaurants and boutique shops downtown and stay, or at least go and ogle the unmatchable kitschy-ness of The Madonna Inn. Bring your wine to the Sea Chest Oyster Bar for the perfect pairing!
Boating, biking, water sports, climbing, swimming…the list goes on. It’s really easy to have an action-packed time, really anywhere you travel in Lake Tahoe. We picture that a bottle of our Trailer Park Pretty White Zin is the perfect accompaniment to a daytime boat ride or afternoon post-swim. No matter what your plans are, this rosé is guaranteed to quench your thirst after a day of adventure on the water. If you're staying in South Lake Tahoe make sure to check out Burger Lounge for legendary nosh, and The Hangar for a great beer, and an even greater hang.