5 Unexpected Places to Sip Rosé in Charlotte
Rosé all day is my motto in the summertime and until the sun sets on my favorite season, you can find me wandering around Charlotte sipping glasses of this sometimes dry, sometimes sweet blush beauty. This list covers everything from rosé wine varietals to ciders to the trendy frozen concoction that's perfect for a hot North Carolina afternoon.
This chilled pink wine is on nearly every drink list from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but I'm putting five on a pedestal if you want to give them a try before the temperatures take a dip and the red wine begins to flow.
Frosé at Sugar Creek Brewing Company
The frosé at Sugar Creek Brewing is sweet and delicious. It has a cotton candy hue and goes down real smooth. I drank it with a group of friends and it was a real crowd pleaser!
Sugar Creek Brewing Company
215 Southside Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217
Good Road Rosé Cider at Old Mecklenburg Brewery
If you know me it's no secret that beer isn't my favorite boozy beverage. Luckily, places like OMB (and nearly every microbrewery in Charlotte) have ciders on their menu. So next time you find yourself in the Biergarten surrounded by steins of ales and lagers, order a Good Road Rosé Cider.
It's a not-too-sweet cider that has a hint of apple and berry notes. Take a sip and people watch—it's my favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon at OMB.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Domaine de Paris Rosé at Suffolk Punch
Garden parties are made for rosé and if you've ever seen the wooden community tables filled with succulents and ivy outside Suffolk Punch, you'd order it by the bottle—even if you're not wearing floral prints. The refreshing French wine is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, and 10% Carignan. It's well balanced, fruity, and just plain delicious.
2911 Griffith St suite a, Charlotte, NC 28203
Wölffer No.139 Dry Cider at Craft
Yes, the wall at Craft is lined with beer taps, but you'll find me at the bar pouring Wölffer No.139 Dry Cider in a stemless wine glass and snacking on the complimentary boiled peanuts—it may not be a perfect pairing, but don't knock it until you try it. The beautiful bottle's bright flavor comes from the fresh New York apples, the state where the cider is made.
1320 S Church St suite #100, Charlotte, NC 28203
Decoy California Rosé at Toucan Louie's Cafe and Roastery
I kind of stumbled upon Toucan Louie's by accident, but I'm so glad I found this adorable cafe and coffee shop while driving through Charlotte's up-and-coming west side. The restaurant's blue and green interior is bright and welcoming—making it the perfect setting to enjoy a pale pink glass of Decoy's Rosé. It's a Syrah and Pinot Noir blend from California. The crisp taste comes from the stainless steel fermentation process.
Toucan Louie's Cafe and Roastery
2753 Rozzelles Ferry Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208