How To Enjoy Red Wine This Summer Season

Monday, 10 December 2018
How To Enjoy Red Wine This Summer Season


As summer swings into full gear, it’s time to stock up on those perfect summer wines that will accompany you to all those backyard barbecues and poolside picnics. While you may think that red wine is strictly reserved for cooler months, snuggled in front of the fire and with braised, rich meats, you’d be wrong!

Here at Kay Brothers, we’ve got the perfect red wines to get you through those hot days, and balmy summer nights.



2018 Grenache Rose

An Australian summer isn’t complete without a feast of some of our beautiful local South Australian seafood and nothing pairs better than a beautiful Rose. Enormously refreshing during the warmer months, and a perfect accompaniment to lighter cuisines, the popularity of this beautiful drop has increased in previous years, and we expect to see more Australians than ever indulging in a summertime staple in 2018 and 2019.

Our 2018 Grenache Rose has vibrant aromas of strawberries, rose petals and lime zest, with a palate of delicate berries and a lovely dry finish, making it the go-to wine for those hot Australian summer days.




2017 Basket Pressed Grenache

Grenache’s are known as beautifully light, but flavoursome reds, and the best can be found right in the heart of South Australian wine country, our very own McLaren Vale. Grenache wines are typically soft, elegant wines, and pair perfectly with a range of foods, especially pork and chicken meals. A favourite amongst all McLaren Vale locals, Grenache is a versatile wine, wonderfully suited to the South Australian climate.

Our 2017 Basket Pressed Grenache has pretty, aromatic notes of rose petal and raspberry, with a palate of rich strawberry conserve and morello cherry, making it the perfect summer red.




2017 Basket Pressed Mataro

The Australian summer is defined by the summer barbecue, and the perfect wine to match. Our Mataro pairs beautifully with a range of barbecued meats, char-grilled portobello mushrooms, or smoked meats and veggies. It is sure to take any summer barbecue, and turn it into a summer feast! These Mediterranean-inspired varietals are popular all year round, but should continue to be enjoyed over the hot summer months.

The 2017 Basket Pressed Mataro has a palate full of bright red fruits, spice and black cherry. The soft, gentle tannins help to enhance freshness, ensuring a delicious and lighter summer red. We highly recommend decanting this wine prior to serving, to ensure you get the most enjoyment out of this beautiful drop.



Forget what you heard about room temperature reds: that only applies to cooler temperatures and climates. In summer, you can put your reds in the fridge for 30 minutes before enjoying them, to ensure that they’re at the perfect temperature, or even add a few sneaky ice cubes!


Check out all of our wines at, or head on down to our cellar door at McLaren Vale, open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 11am to 5pm on weekends, to sample some of our beautiful summer reds for yourself.

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