Summer Sip Spotlight: Pine Ridge Sparkling Chenin Blanc + Viognier

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This delicious sparkling wine comes from Pine Ridge Vineyards, located in the heart of Napa Valley. This renowned California vineyard was founded in 1978 by Gary Andrus and has been committed to excellence for 45 years. Today, the Estate spans 200 acres over five Napa Valley appellations. Guided by Andrus’ vision, the team at Pine Ridge strives to create wines that stay true to and honor their origins.

Pine Ridge takes sustainability seriously and has a Napa Green certification, meaning that the vineyard is dedicated to caring for: the health of nature, wellbeing of employees and community, and responsible business practices. Its “Green Team” meets regularly to discuss and improve best practices for implementing sustainability policies.

Visitors to Tipsy are in luck because this vineyard is most known for is the Chenin Blanc + Viognier. The grapes are sourced from the Clarksburg appellation, referred to as the “Gem of the Delta.” The climate of this region provides the perfect growing conditions for Chenin Blanc grapes (which make up 96% of this wine), resulting in a natural acidity. Pine Ridge’s fermentation and sparkling processes create a wine that is bubbly and extra dry.

The Sparkling Chenin Blanc + Viognier is bright, crisp, and balanced with an incredible mixture of tasting notes. The most prominent are grapefruit and pineapple, but white peach, green apple, citrus, and floral notes are also present. Spicy food lovers listen up because this wine pairs perfectly with anything spicy. It’s a lovely accompaniment for appetizers, fish, salad, or sushi as well. Also of note is that this wine contains 12.5% alcohol, a moderate level that makes it easy and enjoyable to sip.

The head winemaker at Pine Ridge, Colleen FitzGerald (who was featured on our blog earlier this year), has said that her favorite from the vineyard is none other than Chenin Blanc. She warned us that “once you discover it, there is no going back.” After trying this wine for ourselves, we couldn’t agree more. There’s no better recommendation than from the head winemaker herself! This summer, put a pep in your step with this bubbly, vivacious wine that will light up your palate.

Stop by Tipsy today and try the Pine Ridge Sparkling Chenin Blanc + Viognier ($17) for yourself.

Tipsy is a woman-owned wine and spirits shop in New York City. We offer more than 200 varietals for every palate and budget, as well as artisanal gifts and glassware. In addition to our retail presence, we produce educational wine tastings for law firms, nonprofits, and companies of all sizes. Our team of women sommeliers is also available to lead wine tastings for private events, engagement parties and bridal showers. To book a tasting or order client gifts, email