Twenty-five 4th of July Weekend Wine Recommendations

Well folks the 4th of July weekend is upon us, and summer days are finally here. Below are 25 recommendations for BBQs and boating that will impress your friends without breaking the bank. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section.

Enjoy the weekend - and be safe.

Barnard Griffin Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2009 $14

Barnard Giffin Rose Columbia Valley 2010 $12

Brand Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2008 $15

Buried Cane Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2009 $14

Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling Columbia Valley 2009 $9

Columbia Crest H3 Merlot Horse Heaven Hills $15

Desert Wine Ruah Red Wine Wahluke Slope 2008 $20

Hogue Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley 2009 $11

Hestia Cellars Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley 2010 $15

Glaze Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2008 $15

Idilico Albarino Washington State 2010 $15

Kyra Wines Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley $12

L’Ecole Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley 2010 $15

Maison Bleue Jaja Red Wine Columbia Valley 2009 $20

Maison Bleue Jaja White Wine Columbia Valley 2009 $15

Mark Ryan Board Track Racer The Vincent Columbia Valley 2008 $20

Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling Columbia Valley 2009 $11

Rulo Winery Syrah Columbia Valley 2007 $20

Sleight of Hand Magician’s Assistant Rose Columbia Valley 2010 $17

Sparkman Cellars Kindred Red Blend Columbia Valley 2008 $20

Syncline Wine Cellars Rose Columbia Valley 2010 $18

Syncline Wine Cellars Subduction Red Wine Columbia Valley 2009 $18

Tranche Cellars Pink Pape Columbia Valley 2010 $16

Waters Winery Rose Columbia Valley 2010 $18

Woodinville Wine Cellars Little Bear Creek Red $20

Sean P. Sullivan


  1. If you have it, the Kaella Winery Rose of Sangiovese (Ciel du Cheval)!

  2. Jones of Washington Rose of Syrah? About $12
    Airfield Estates Pinot Gris? About $15

    And another bottle of Rulo Syrah!

  3. As it so happens, I have a bottle of the Kaella Rose in my refrigerator, waiting for the 4th...