Summer Wine Gifts to Deepen Relations With Business Clients

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Summertime is a great time to celebrate refreshing and vibrant wines in the comfort of one’s own kitchen and patios. Your business clients would say the same! If you’re looking to deepen relations with business clients, gifting wine is a great option. Summer is a popular time for outdoor gatherings, barbecues, and picnics, which makes for a great opportunity to become a part of your client’s cherished memories. A delightful bottle of wine makes a fantastic addition to any of these outdoor festivities. As your clients enjoy your gift, they’ll be impressed and appreciative of your thoughtful selection.

Wine comes in a variety of types and price ranges, making it easy to choose a bottle that suits the preferences and tastes of each business client. So where to begin? We’ve curated a list of excellent summertime wines to make the job easy for you. Whether it’s a crisp white wine, a refreshing rosé, or a bold red, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Baldacci Family Vineyards 2022 Elizabeth Pinot Noir

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Baldacci Family Vineyards, nestled in Napa Valley’s esteemed Stags Leap District, is a family-owned estate renowned for its meticulously crafted, limited-production wines. Winemaker Michael Baldacci focuses on elegant, classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon, but the diverse portfolio also includes red blends, sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and the late-harvest Gewürztraminer. The estate comprises sustainably farmed vineyards in Stags Leap, Calistoga, and Diamond Mountain District and offers intimate tasting experiences at the luxurious Estate House.

Baldacci Family Vineyards’ 2022 Elizabeth Pinot Noir honors Winemaker Michael Baldacci’s grandmother, Elizabeth “Betty” Baldacci, reflecting her strength and spirit. This richer, more serious Pinot Noir balances mouthwatering acidity, concentrated fruit, and elegant tannins, thanks to three clones: 777, Calera, and Pommard. The 2022 growing season, marked by early budbreak and warm summer weather, resulted in wines praised for their exceptional acidity and freshness. The beautiful Carneros Elizabeth Pinot Noir is elegant, with silky tannins, balanced acidity, a darker color profile, and a lingering finish. Retails for $65 at baldaccivineyards.com.

Maggy Hawk 2022 White Pinot Noir

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Maggy Hawk‘s Anderson Valley estate vineyards are nestled in the fog-kissed northern Anderson Valley. They craft wines that reflect the natural elegance and purity of grapes from these diverse estate vineyards, each with its own unique story and character. Maggy Hawk’s 2022 White Pinot Noir makes an excellent gift to deepen relations with business clients due to its unique, elegant profile that blends the sophistication of red Pinot Noir with the refreshing qualities of a white wine.

Maggy Hawk’s 2022 White Pinot Noir is delicate and silky, offering medium weight and acidity, creating a plush mouthfeel. The aroma profile is rich with spice and fruit notes, including chamomile, tarragon, apricot, pear, and white raspberry. On the palate, the wine’s acidity ensures a lengthy, smooth finish, enhancing its overall elegance and appeal. There’s a change this could be the first time your business client has tried a White Pinot Noir before, creating a distinctive and memorable summertime experience. Retails for $60 on maggyhawk.com.

Oleandri Wines 2021 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

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Oleandri Wines offers a collection of wines crafted from signature California vineyards, each selected for its ideal soil, topography, and micro-climate suited to its varietals. Oleandri wines aim to express the purest essence of each vineyard, with minimal intervention from vine to bottle, careful use of French oak, and meticulous blending. This ensures structure and length that reflects the unique time and place of California’s premier winemaking regions.

The Oleandri 2022 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is crafted from grapes grown in the steep, terraced Rodgers Creek Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast AVA, benefiting from afternoon sun and cool Pacific breezes. This Chardonnay offers a bouquet of pears, stone fruits, and vanilla bean, with flavors of ripe nectarines, apples, and honey. It has a medium-weight profile, well-integrated oak and acidity, and a balanced, textured finesse. Retails for $50 at oleandriwines.com.

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery 2021 Castle Hill Chardonnay & 2022 Dry Riesling Proprietor’s Special Reserve

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
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Millbrook Vineyards & Winery was established in 1982 on a former dairy farm in New York’s Hudson River Valley. The winery produces a variety of high-quality wines including Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Tocai Friulano. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery consistently earns top ratings and is celebrated by publications like Wine Spectator, The New York Times, and Bon Appetit Magazine. They produce between 10-15,000 cases of wine annually from its 30 acres of vines.

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery’s 2021 Castle Hill Chardonnay is a refined and elegant wine, offering aromas of pear, pineapple, and hazelnut with a hint of minerality. Its fresh flavors of stone fruit and toasted oak create a nice balance, complemented by a creamy, soft mouthfeel. This exceptional wine is made from some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in a prime vineyard location, benefiting from superb sun exposure, excellent soil drainage, and an extended growing season. Ideal for pairing with shellfish, salmon, roasted chicken, and turkey. Retails for $35 at shop.millbrookwine.com.

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
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Millbrook Vineyards & Winery’s 2022 Dry Riesling Proprietor’s Special Reserve entices with aromas of jasmine and honeydew, enriched by a hint of ginger. Its tropical flavors of papaya and guava create a delightful taste experience, balanced perfectly by a crisp acidity that offers a nice long finish. This Riesling is an excellent choice for those seeking a versatile and refreshing wine to complement a variety of dishes. It pairs wonderfully with light appetizers, Thai and Chinese food, curries, roast pork, or chicken. Retails for $25 at shop.millbrookwine.com.

Fort Ross Vineyards & Winery 2022 Chenin Blanc

Fort Ross Vineyards & Winery Chenin Blanc
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Fort Ross Vineyard, located on the high coastal ridges of Sonoma, produces exceptional wines, thriving against the odds in a challenging coastal climate. The 2022 Fort Ross Chenin Blanc is a beautiful example of an Old World variety thriving on the rugged Sonoma Coast, shining from its steep, south-facing vineyard block. It offers delightful aromas of white peach, apple, white melon, and quince, enhanced by bright acidity and a crisp, delicate mineral finish.

The 2022 Fort Ross Chenin Blanc combines complexity and freshness, showcasing flavors of ripe pear, lemon meringue, and a hint of baking spice. Despite challenging weather conditions, the meticulous vineyard management resulted in an exceptional Chenin Blanc with vibrant acidity and a plush mouthfeel. It was aged for six months in neutral French oak barrels and only 162 cases were made, making this a rarity choice to deepen relations with business clients. Retails for $44 at fortrossvineyard.com.

Copain Wines 2023 Daybreak White Blend

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Founded in 1999, Copain Wines, overlooking the Russian River Valley, specializes in cool climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Copain Wines crafts with a philosophy of sharing and joy inspired by traditional French winemaking practices. Copain’s 2023 Daybreak White Blend is a fantastic summer wine to deepen relations with business clients, showcasing the unique terroirs that exist in Sonoma County. A true testament to the artistry of blending, this wine comprises 37% Malvasia Bianca, 29% White Riesling, 13% Gewürztraminer, 9% Chenin Blanc, 8% Viognier, and 4% Chardonnay. Its palate is clean and refreshing with flavors of pear, nectarine, and guava. Your clients will have a memorable experience sipping this on their summer patios or with their favorite summer dishes. Retails for $38 at copainwines.com.

2021 J.Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

J. Lohr Hilltop Cab
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The 2021 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon is a celebrated wine from Paso Robles, California, known for its rich, complex character and aging potential. This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, and 1% Cabernet Franc offers blackberry and blueberry aromas, accented by crushed violet, herbes de Provence, and spiced tea. The palate is dense and soft, featuring finely textured tannins and juicy layers of black and red currants that lead to a bright finish with pastry notes from 16 months of French oak barrel aging.

Sourced from J. Lohr’s top vineyards, including the Shotwell Vineyard in the El Pomar District and Beck Vineyard in the Creston District, the 2021 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon offers only the best of J. Lohr to deepen relations with business clients. This refined Cabernet offers a decade or more of aging potential and pairs beautifully with rosemary-seasoned ribeye and garlic-roasted potatoes. Retails for $35 at jlohr.com.

Gary Ferrell Vineyards & Winery 2022 Russian River Selection Chardonnay

Gary Ferrell Vineyards & Winery
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Gary Farrell Winery is renowned for producing elegant, terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from some of the most prestigious vineyards in the Russian River Valley. It has even been named a Top 100 Winery in 2019 & 2020 by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

The Gary Ferrell 2022 Russian River Selection Chardonnay is a beautifully aromatic wine offering notes of fresh orchard fruits, honeydew melon, and ripe lemon. On the palate, it presents a rich layering of flavors including roasted nectarine, lime zest, crushed ginger, and baked lemon custard. The finish is bright and crisp, with a creamy texture and a tangy, persistent aftertaste. This Chardonnay is crafted from top vineyard sources in the Russian River Valley, combining the richness and elegance of fruit from the Rochioli and Allen vineyards with the refreshing citrus and acidity from Olivet Lane Vineyard, making it a quintessential expression of the region’s unique terroir. Retails for $40 at shop.garyfarrellwinery.com.

2023 Capture Rosé of Syrah

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By sending your business clients a delightful bottle from Capture Wines, they’ll enjoy the unique terroir of mountainous altitudes. Capture Wines’ 2023 Rosé of Syrah marks an exciting debut, sourced from a small Syrah block situated at an elevation of around 1600 feet on Alexander Mountain. This unique location yields tiny, intensely flavorful berries.

Capture Wines’ 2023 Rosé of Syrah is aromatic, offering enticing notes of fresh peach, florals, a touch of spice, and watermelon rind, evocative of summer. On the palate, it delivers vibrant flavors of watermelon, orange zest, and tart raspberry, all complemented by its characteristic lively acidity. The wine also boasts a mineral texture reminiscent of Provence, yet distinctly shaped by its Sonoma mountain origins, making it a refreshing and elegant choice for any business client you want to impress.  Retails for $35 at capturewines.com.

St. Supéry 2022 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc

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St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery, located in Napa Valley’s renowned Rutherford region, is dedicated to producing 100% estate-grown wines with a focus on sustainability. Their Napa Valley Estate collection includes Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Rosé, all showcasing balanced, fruit-forward flavors.

The St. Supéry2022 Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant and fresh, with aromas of green lime, grapefruit, caper, and anise. Your business clients will love its flavors of pink grapefruit, guava, and lime zest, all balanced with crisp acidity. The grapes were harvested in the cool morning hours and fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve their natural flavors. This vibrant wine is perfect for memorable summer sipping on the patio over dinners of seafood, cheese plates, and salads. Retails for $28 at stsupery.com.

Argento Estate Collection Malbec 2020

Bodega Argento Malbec
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Bodega Argento has led the production of organic and sustainable wines since 2012, preserving the unique characteristics of Mendoza and the Uco Valley with a focus on purity, freshness, and elegance. All five of their vineyards reside in the Mendoza region and each has their own uniqueness, reflected in the identity of their wines. Your business clients will love summer sipping on Argento’s Estate Collection Malbec 2020, featuring aromas of red fruits and plums, complemented by balsamic notes. In choosing the Estate Collection Malbec 2020, your clients will enjoy the fruits of Argentine wine-making from the comfort of their own homes. Retails for $27.63 at mrdwine.com.

Pyros Appellation Chardonnay 2021

Pyros Appellation Chardonnay
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Inspired by the untamed beauty and diverse terroir of the Pedernal Valley, Pyros Wines was founded in 2008 by Myndert Pon to showcase the superlative fruit and create a world-class collection of unique Argentine wines. Pyros’ Appellation Chardonnay 2021 is a remarkable wine hailing from the high-altitude Pedernal Valley, Argentina, created to showcase the exceptional terroir of this unique region. The Pedernal Valley’s diverse soils, particularly rich in limestone, and its cool, desert climate with significant temperature variations contribute to the wine’s intense color, expressive aromas, and high natural acidity. Hand-harvested in March, the grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel and French oak barrels, followed by six months of aging. The resulting wine boasts complex aromas of peach, pear, green apple, jasmine, and white flowers, with a hint of minerality. Retails for $26.99 at palmbay.com.

SAPAIO Volpolo Bolgheri DOC 2022

SAPAIO, Volpolo Bolgheri DOC 2022,
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Sapaio Winery is nestled along the Etruscan Coast in Tuscany, amidst dunes, Mediterranean scrub, and thick pine forests. Covering 40 hectares, with 27 dedicated to vineyards, Sapaio cultivates Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, thriving in a unique terroir of sand, clay, limestone, and ancient pebbles that contribute to the complexity of its wines. SAPAIO’s Volpolo Bolgheri DOC 2022 will take your business clients right to Tuscany with its enticing combination of black currant, black cherry, cedar, and cigar box flavors. This intense and structured red wine is crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, and needs some time to resolve the tannins. This wine is organically farmed, helping to deepen relations with business clients who appreciate eating organic. Retails for $36 at garyswine.com.

Pasqua 11 Minutes Rose 2022

Pasqua 11 Minutes Rose 2022
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Pasqua Winery is known for its deep-rooted Italian heritage, offering wines with a skillful blend of tradition and innovation that reflects the rich viticultural history of the Veneto region. PASQUA’s 11 Minutes Rosé Trevenezie IGT 2022, is a fresh and unique wine, crafted from a fine blend of noble native varietals such as Corvina and Trebbiano of Lugana, along with Syrah and Carmenère. The wine derives its name, “11 Minutes,” from the brief skin contact time that extracts the grapes’ best qualities and its delicate rosy hue. The combination of grapes offers floral aromas and acidity, elegance and a long finish, fruit and spice notes, and structure. The result is a fresh, enveloping rosé with an intense, complex bouquet, perfect for spring or summer evenings. Retails for $21.99 at wines.com.

Forever Young Côtes De Provence Rosé

Forever Young
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Your business clients will enjoy the Forever Young Cotes de Provence Rosé because it exemplifies the art of Provencal rosé winemaking. By harvesting grapes during the cool of night, this wine preserves its natural color and balanced taste, avoiding oxidation. It offers a fresh, fruity, and vibrant nose and on the palate, it is balanced and juicy with light tannins, bursting with flavors of red fruit, white peaches, and citrus. The finish is clean, marked by mineral notes of chalk and a refreshing acidity, making it a quintessential rosé for any occasion. Forever Young is a result of the vision of two highly influential and accomplished women, Bethenny Frankel and Valérie Rousselle. Retails for $25 at foreveryoungwines.com.

Cantina Zaccagnini Wines

Cantina Zaccagnini, founded in 1978 by Marcello Zaccagnini in Bolognano, a small village in the province of Pescara, embodies the heart and soul of Abruzzo’s winemaking tradition. Inspired by his father Ciccio’s passion for viticulture, Marcello transformed their grape production into a renowned winery, now celebrated worldwide. Their renowned name shows an appreciation and a commitment to quality to deepen relations with business clients.

Cantina Zaccagnini Tralcetto Brut Rosé IGT
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Cantina Zaccagnini’s Brut Rosé I.G.T. comes from the Abruzzo region and is crafted entirely from 100% Montepulciano grapes. It shows a brilliant pink hue and offers fine perlage. Your clients will love its floral aroma of violets and roses, complemented by tart red berries. Its balanced palate offers a fresh and savory finish highlighted by notes of raspberry and currant. With a well-balanced profile, it presents a pleasant acidity and a smooth finish. Though your clients will enjoy it on its own, it pairs well as an aperitif or with grilled seafood and chicken. Retails for $18.99 at winesu.com.

Cantina Zaccagnini
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Cantina Zaccagnini’s Brut Blanc de Blancs I.G.T. is made from Pecorino grapes grown in Bolognano, Pescara. This is a vibrant sparkling wine with a pale lemon-yellow color and greenish highlights. It features a fine and persistent perlage, with fruity aromas of citrus, apple, pear, and hints of aromatic herbs. This fresh, lively wine, with a medium structure, is produced using the Charmat method, ensuring its crisp and invigorating character. Your business clients will love sipping this wine on their patios, enjoying the essence of the Abruzzo region’s winemaking tradition. Retails for $23 at winesu.com.

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Another great option for your business clients is Cantina Zaccagnini’s Tralcetto Pinot Grigio. This is a pleasantly well-balanced wine your clients will love sipping over a refreshing dinner of antipasti, seafood, grilled veggies, and more. Straw yellow in color, it offers a pleasant aroma with clear fruity notes of pear, green apple, and slight hints of aromatic herbs. Its taste offers good balance, light structure, and crisp white fruit. Perfect for summer! Retails for $18.99 at winesu.com.

2022 Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

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Since its founding in 1977, Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma County has become renowned for its terroir-driven wines, sustainable farming practices, and influential contributions to the modern wine industry. Your business clients will love sipping on the 2022 Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, which demonstrates aromas of fresh lime and lemon, citrus leaf, and white nectarine that lead into mouthwatering flavors of key line blossom, nectarine, and honeysuckle. Featuring a medium-to-light mouthfeel, they’ll enjoy a balanced and bright acidity. This wine pairs perfectly with summertime delights, such as Kumamoto oysters, to deepen relations with business clients. Retails for $25 at matanzascreek.com.

Valdo Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut

Valdo Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut
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Valdo Valdobbiadene wines are celebrated for their elegant, refreshing Prosecco, made from grapes grown in the prestigious Valdobbiadene region of Italy. Dating back to 1883, in a quaint tavern nestled in the province of Verona, Valdo began its journey towards success, initially captivating Italy and eventually achieving international acclaim with its products now enjoyed across the globe.

Your business clients will enjoy the Valdo Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut, uniquely crafted through the Martinotti-Charmat method and aged on lees in autoclave for 5 months. The wine boasts vibrant floral fragrances intertwined with pear and golden delicious apple. Its palate culminates in a clean, refreshing finish, making it the perfect companion for summertime dishes. Retails for $19.99 at us.valdo.com.

Another fantastic option to include in your summer wine gift is the Valdo Marca Oro Rosé Prosecco DOC Brut 2023. This Prosecco is made with 90% Glera grapes and 10% Pinot Noir, creating a soft pink hue. Floral and delicately fruity, with hints of apple, pear, and small red fruits, this lively sparkling wine is smart and trendy, just like your business client in mind. This deliciously fruity Prosecco Rose pairs perfectly with light dishes like a mixed green salad or seafood risotto. Retails for $15.99 at us.valdo.com.

J.Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah

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The J. Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah is a blend, predominantly composed of 94% Syrah, 4% Viognier, and 2% Mourvèdre from the Paso Robles AVA in San Luis Obispo County, California. This wine offers a rich tapestry of flavors, combining Paso Robles berry and plum with Rhone-style spice and structure. The blend captures fresh blackberry, white pepper, and sandalwood from the cooler Adelaida District, black cherry and black tea leaf from the warmer Estrella District, and intense blue fruit notes from the high-elevation Beck Vineyard in the Creston sub-AVA. Your business clients will love pairing this with spicy chicken fajitas or oven-baked baby back ribs. Retails for $15 at jlohr.com.

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