Slushies & Sunshine

Slushies & Sunshine

  • Traynor Vineyards

Did someone say wine slushies? That’s right, we’re excited to officially have our slushy machine up and running for the summer — the perfect pairing to warm County sunshine, our expanded patio and snack menu. 

It’s no secret we like to experiment with our winemaking, and we love to do the same with our wine once we have it in the bottle too. Whether we’re experimenting with food and wine pairings, to creating custom wine cocktails, to well…slushies? We try not to take ourselves too seriously at the winery and always leave room for a sense of fun and play in everything we do — isn’t that the point of wine? To bring people together, to enjoy and hopefully have some fun!

While we’re still working on the official names for both of our slushies (and we’re taking any and all suggestions!) we still wanted to share the wines featured in them and why their flavours are perfect for combining into your summer drink concoctions. 

Say hello to our Green Meanie Pét-Nat and Peach Slushy! We love this lightly sparkling Pét-Nat made from 100% Vidal grapes. It has notes of Bosc pear, crab apple and candy floss — aka it is reminiscent of a summer day at a local fair. The wine has a subtle nectarine finish to it which is perfect for the peach slushy mix. Think refreshing and nostalgia in a glass. 

Feeling something with a fruitier twist? You’ll love our Ophelia Piquette and Fruit Cocktails Slushy! Our Piquette is always a favourite for our guests, and this year we even added a bit of local cider into it, which we were already excited about, but makes it even more perfect for this slushy combination. Our Piquette is lightly effervescent, with notes of strawberry, rhubarb and of course apple cider. The wine itself is super light being a piquette, but holds its own and works perfectly with our fruit cocktail mix. Fun, fruity and goes down way too easily — don’t say we didn’t warn you! 

So, which slushy is calling your name this summer? More importantly, what should we name these two slushies? Are there any other Traynor wines you’d love to see us experiment with next on the patio? We’re always ready to try something new and hear your ideas. In the meantime, stop by and enjoy Prince Edward County with us this summer.

We want to see how you’re getting creative with our wines and vermouth — be sure to tag us @traynorvineyard so we can share. Cheers!