July's Featured Varietal - Sauvignon Blanc

Monday, July 1, 2013 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Each month, Livermore Valley Wine Country highlights a varietal in our region.

VISIT, LEARN, TASTE and PAIR from one of our 40+ wineries!

Sauvignon Blanc
Saw  |  vee  |  nyon  |  blahnk

Bent Creek Winery
Bodegas Aguirre Winery
Charles R Vineyards
Concannon Vineyard
Crooken Vine Winery
Cuda Ridge Wines
Dante Robere
Darcie Kent Vineyards
Fenestra Winery
Little Valley Winery
Longevity Wines
McGrails Vineyards and Winery
Mitchell Katz Winery
Murrieta's Well
Occasio Winery
Page Mill Winery
Retzlaff Estate Winery
The Steven Kent Winery
Wente Vineyards
Westover Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc is characterized by its green skin and production of a refreshing, crisp, dry white wine.  This grape's origin is from the Bordeaux region of France.  However, these wines are a popular varietal in California, in which you can also see labeled as "Fume Blanc."

Always crisp and refreshing, Livermore Valley vintners like to put their own spin on this classic varietal, with flavors that range from vibrant lemongrass and herb to tart green apple, round melon and fig.

Try Sauvignon Blanc with wild mushroom soup, grilled red snapper or asparagus - especially sauteed in garlic.

To learn more, visit LVwine.org or discovercaliforniawines.com © Wine Institute