Cheers to 12 budget-friendly summer wines at Whole Foods Market®

Swirl, sip and tweet on May 30 and June 27

May 23, 2013, 06:00 ET from Whole Foods Market

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM) toasts warm summer fun with a hot lineup of Top 10 Summer Wines – all bargain priced under $16 – that are perfect for backyard grilling and sipping poolside.


These 12 hand-picked wines are sure to appeal to both value shoppers and intrepid wine lovers who will enjoy sipping across the globe with a list that reads like stamps in a passport of a summer dream vacation — California, Washington, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Off-the-beaten-path picks include a citrusy colombard white and a red blend from Portugal's trincadeira and aragonez (also known as tempranillo) grapes as well as quintessential California favorites like a Mondavi fume blanc and a bright red cherry pinot noir.

"Whole Foods Market has every campout, beach trip, dinner party, and wedding covered with this year's value-driven list that's full of variety – there is definitely a summer sipper for everyone," said Doug Bell, national wine buyer for Whole Foods Market. "Like Whole Foods Market's other wine specials throughout the year, these picks offer a little something different that you won't find at other supermarkets and wine shops. And, at these prices, it's easy to buy a six-pack or case to have on hand for fun in the summer sun."

Whole Foods Market invites wine enthusiasts 21 and older to discuss these and other favorite summer wines during two Twitter Tastings on May 30 and June 27 from 7-8 p.m. CST. Whole Foods Market will once again co-host the Twitter Tastings with wine expert Leslie Sbrocco's Thirsty Girl community of women who have a passion for wine, food and travel. Go to for more information and use the hashtag #WFMwine to follow the conversation. The online tasting schedule is:

This summer's featured wines include:

  • Mont Gravet Cotes de Gascogne
  • Donnafugata Anthilia
  • Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc
  • Vinum Cellars Chardonnay
  • SeaGlass Santa Barbara Pinot Noir
  • Monte Velho Red
  • Icardi Barbera d'Asti
  • Lamatum Ribera del Duero Crianza
  • H&G Washington State Merlot
  • Chateau Grand Claret Cotes de Bordeaux
  • Cupcake Vineyards Riesling
  • Pizzolato Moscato Dolce

Contact: Ashley Hawkins, Whole Foods Market (512) 542-0381,

SOURCE Whole Foods Market