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Owners Bill & Effy take pride in their selections, which are priced so that you can drink 2 bottles for little more than the cost of one at other fine restaurants. Relevant descriptions help educate your decision. Step out of your comfort zone and become a wine connoisseur here at Sunshine Grille.


Local Wines

Boordy Hydes Md.
Shiraz
Petit Cabernet

De Jon Hydes Md.
Chambourcin
Sweet Denise

 

Worldly Wines & Global Grapes

Bardolino
Folonari (Italy)
Bardolino is an appellation adjacent to the more famous Valpolicella, usually producing wines that are lighter if very similar in flavor. Look for sour cherry, spicy, herbal, and tobacco aromas and a light, tart and slightly bitter palate. Good length; very Italian.

Carmener
Concha Y Toro Xplorador (Argentina)

Cabernet Sauvignon
Septima (Argentina)
Shannon Ridge (California)
Glen Ellen (California)

Chardonnay
Villa Maria Estates (New Zealand)
Fleur De Cap (S. Africa)
Glen Ellen (California)
Craggy Range (New Zealand)

Dessert Wine
Coco Vino (Chocolate Wine)
Mavrodaphne (Greece)
Moscato d’ Asti: Umberto Fiore (Italy)

Feteasca Neagra
Pairing Suggestions: Duck, pesto- or dijon-crusted meats, pork, spicy chicken, spicy seafood dishes.
Recas (Romania)
An indigenous varietal to Romania. This is the unmistakable jewel of Romanian wine and a fine discovery.

Gewurztraminer
Pairing Suggestions: Asian cuisine,  hirtenkäse, muenster cheese, fleshy and fatty (oily) wild game, smoked salmon.
Covey Run (Washington State) $15
The name literally means “Spice Traminer”, or “Perfumed Traminer”. Gewürztraminer is a variety with a pink to red skin colour, which makes it a “white wine grape” producing an off-dry wine, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. They may also have aromas of roses, passion fruit and floral notes. Its aromatic flavours have suggested Gewürztraminer as a wine that is suitable for drinking with Asian cuisine. In the United States, it is concentrated in Monterey, Mendocino and Sonoma in California, the Columbia Valley of Washington and Oregon. It is also grown in Michigan, Rhode Island, Caddo County, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, New Mexico and the Finger Lakes and Long Island Regions of New York.

Malbec
Xplorador (Chile)
Kilka (Argentina)
Septima (Mendoza)
Trapiche (Argentina)

Merlot
Two Oceans (S. Africa)
Donna Christina (Lazio/Rome)
Glen Ellen (California)
CaDonini (Italy)

Organic Wine
35 South Cab/Merlot
35 South Chardonnay

Pinotage
Robertson (South Africa)
A deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavors of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich red cherry. Produced in an early drinking style with well-integrated wood and a soft smooth finish.

Pinot Grigio
Robert Oatley (California)
Ancora (Italy)
Glen Ellen (California)
35 South (Chile)

Pinot Noir
Pairing Suggestions: White meats, pizza, pasta with meat sauce, duck, chicken, antipasto.
Camelot (Napa Valley)
Clifford Bay (New Zealand)
Alfredo Roca (Argentina)
Bouchard Pere Reserve (France)
Candoni (Italy)
Echelon (California)

Retisina
Tsantali (Greece)

Riesling
Stone Fruit Riesling (Germany)
Avia (Slovenia)
Kreusch (Germany)

Rose
Portada (portugal)
Wild Rock (New Zealand)

Sauvignon Blanc
Pairing Suggestions: Fish & poultry, crab dip, veggie dishes, creamy sauces, Greek salad.
Tall Horse (South Africa)
Villa Maria (New Zealand)
Firestone (California)
Geyser Park (California)
Astica (Argentina)
Chateau St. Michelle (California)

Shiraz
Astica (Argentina)
Casillero Del Diablo Reserva (Chile)
Carmen (Chile)

Torrontes
Trivento (Argentina)
Bright golden yellow in color with greenish reflections. Bouquet: Floral and tropical aromas and hints of citrus. Taste: Crisp and well structured, offering flavors of ripe tropical fruit and citrus. Pairs nicely with seafood.

Valpolicella
Food Match: veal, salmon, red meat, pizza, pasta with meat sauce, grilled vegetables, antipasto.
Folonari (Italy)
Pale ruby red color. Fresh and fruity bouquet. Taste is light and refreshing, pleasantly fruity.

Verdelho
Divine Light (S. Australia)
Verdelho is a white wine grape grown throughout Portugal, though most associated with the island of Madeira, and also gives its name to one of the four main types of Madeira wine. The grape has been successful in the vineyards of Australia, particularly the South Burnett wine region in Queensland, Hunter Valley region, Langhorne Creek, Cowra and the Swan Valley. Australian versions of Verdelho are noted for their intense flavors with hints of lime and honeysuckle and the oily texture that the wines can get after some aging.

 

Greek Wines

The basic Greek Varieties to know:
Assyrtiko: a Cycladic island and mainly a Santorini variety, nowadays planted all over Greece
Savatiano: distinct in the region of Attica, Evia and Viotia, today all over Greece
Roditis: All over Greece. Roditis Alepou higher altitude Roditis are gaining in popularity
Moschofilero: unique to Mantinia area, Arcadia Peloponnese
Vilana: an island variety of Crete, Paros and Rhodes
Aghiorgitiko: also called St. George, black of Nemea from the Nemea area in Peloponnese. The so called Hercules wine
Xynomavro: Naoussa, Makedonia
Mandilaria: Isle of Crete, Rhodes, Paros

 

Our Favorites

Palivou Agiorgitiko
Deep, dark and thick colour with intensely fruity nose with cherries, forest fruits and baked raisin in balance with the characters of vanilla, dried fruits and chocolate that comes from the long aging process in the oak barrels. Thick and aggressive tannins that require time to smooth. Undoubtfully a wine that loves bottle and demands aging in cellar to unfold its merits

Hercules Agiorgitiko
Semi-sweet red table wine

Moschofilero
Dry white wine

By the Glass

Glen Ellen $4
Retsina $5
Mavrodaphne $6

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