Virginia Frosé & Other Frozen Wine Drinks To Cool Off This Summer

by Caroline Logan | Posted: Jul 22, 2019

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It’s summertime in Virginia, with temperatures soaring into the 90s and the signature Southern humidity officially here to stay. While we love soaking up that Virginia sunshine, there’s one thing you definitely need in-hand this summer to keep cool: wine slushies!

From Insta-worthy frosé to refreshing frozen wine, here are some of our favorite icy delights to try this summer. Go ahead, treat yourself!

 

Frosé at Blue Bee Cider | Richmond

 

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Blue Bee Cider is Virginia’s first urban cidery, located in the historic Scott’s Addition district of Richmond. Blue Bee’s ciders are made with rare and heirloom Virginia apples prized for their tannin, acidity, and flavor. Added bonus? They serve frosty, delicious frosé on the reg during the summer months. Blue Bee’s frosé’s main ingredient is frozen Mill Race Bramble, which was Virginia’s first berry-infused cider when it debuted in 2013. Mill Race Bramble features Virginia raspberries and blackberries from Agriberry Farm. To make these drinks extra festive, the folks at Blue Bee will occasionally switch up the presentation and include berry candy sticks or sour candy ribbons with the drink! Blue Bee is also pet-friendly– it was voted the Most Dog Friendly Patio by STYLE Weekly– so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage with your furry friend.

 

Cider Freeze Pops at Coyote Hole Ciderworks | Mineral

 

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There are few things that make us more nostalgic for childhood than snacking on an ice cold Freeze Pop. This summer, upgrade your experience with an adult twist on Freeze Pops: Frozen Hard Cider Freeze Pops from Coyote Hole Ciderworks in Mineral. These yummy frozen treats are made with award-winning Sangria, a cider and rosé wine blend with cranberry and mangos frozen into the pop. They also offer a frozen version of their famous Ciderita — a margarita cider blend. Olé! 

 

Wine Slushies at Abingdon Vineyards | AbingdonAbingdon Vineyards wine slushees

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Abingdon Vineyards creates wine slushies that are perfect for hot summer days on the patio. While the winery offers a variety of dry and semi-dry wines on their regular tasting menu, the slushies are made with sweet wines, akin to a frozen sangria. All of the wine varietals are grown on the winery’s 12 acres, located along the South Holston River. The red wine slushies are made with chambourcin and a mix of seasonal fruit juices, while the white wine slushie is a blend of Appalachian Sunset rosé and the 2017 Riesling. Three cheers for this sweet summery treat!

 

Lushies at Cave Ridge Vineyard | Mount Jacksoncave ridge vineyards lushie sangria wine frose

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Cave Ridge Vineyard, located about 30 miles from Harrisonburg, is serving “Lushies” this summer. Lushies are icy cold and refreshing on a hot day or a summer evening.  The red is made with Cave Ridge Chambourcin and the white is made with Traminette. These are delicious off-dry wines on their own, so freezing them up makes them even more refreshing. This beautiful winery overlooks the Shenandoah Valley, and is open until 7pm every Saturday, making it a fabulous destination to catch a Virginia summer sunset. 

 

Wine Slushies at The Purple WOLF Vineyard | Harrisonburg

 

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This summer The Purple WOLF Vineyard in Harrisonburg is pouring wine slushies in the Tasting Room. Guests can choose from a white wine, red wine, or a red and white swirled slushie. These frozen wine treats are made using their unique lavender wine. We recommend trying the Dragonfly, their signature white blend made with Traminette and Chardonnay. It’s a dynamic, sweet-yet-spicy flavor that is perfect for summertime. Pardon My Purple, a lavender-infused Chamborcin, is another Farm Favorite. Go try a glass today! 

 

Frappe-Vino Wine Slushies at Narmada Winery | Amissvillefrozen wine slushies at narmada winery and vineyard

While trendy Tie-Dye frapps may be going viral this summer, we bet you’ll enjoy these boozy wine slushies even more! Narmada Winery offers Frappe Vino Wine Slushies on weekends and holidays throughout the summer and early fall. The white slushie is made with Mom, a signature white wine, and tastes of ripe pineapple. The red slushie is made with Chambourcin Nouveau, which lends a bit of tartness to the sweet, frosty drink. With live music every weekend and a stunning winery experience, this is sure to be one of your new favorites this summer.

 

Wine Slushies at Quattro Goombas | Aldie

 

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Quattro Goombas Winery in Aldie is all about a passion for friendship, family, celebration and tradition (“Quatro Goombas” means “four close friends” in Italian, after all!) We can think of no better tradition this summer than to raise a slushy glass of vino to good friends and family. Nestled in beautiful Loudoun County, Quattro Goombas is a great destination to enjoy wine slushies in addition to their vast selection of hand-crafted, old-world style wines that blend perfectly with the charm, beauty, and grace of this lovely winery. Looking to pair your slushy with something savory? Quattro, the Pizza Shop, is a can’t-miss addition to your winery experience. Quattro’s square-cut, Sicilian-style pizza is famously delicious, with its light and airy crust and hand-made toppings. Buon appetito, goombas! 

 

Frappe Vino at James River Cellars Winery | Richmond

 

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Looking for more frappe vino, wine lovers? Located just 10 minutes outside the City of Richmond, James River Cellars Winery is the perfect destination on a hot summer afternoon. A blend of urban convenience and quaint rural appeal, James River Cellars aims to create a Virginia wine experience that is a refreshing change from the ordinary. The tasting room also offers wine slushies or “frappe vino,” in addition to the many different wines they have on hand to sip and taste. Open seven days a week, this is a must-see stop on your wine slushie tour!

 

Tell us, what is your favorite Virginia beverage to sip on a hot summer day? 

 

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I am looking to move to Virginia and though born in Fla.. I somehow ended up in Mass. I am looking for relaxing culture, wineries for a cold winter night, got summer treat and wonderful conversation.. All opinions and suggested are much appreciated!!!!!

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Ashton Creek Vineyards has great wine slushies also.