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We as a family are so lucky to live a mere three minutes from the ocean and within walking distance of tranquil nature trails. Since we love to spend much of our time outdoors during the warmer months, we love to bring family and friends together for small bites and libations on the beach, picnics in our back lawn, and plenty celebrations on our deck that include barbecues and catered dinners.
For our upcoming celebrations and for downtime to spend with family and close friends, we were looking for affordable wine that could be enjoyed throughout the summer season and beyond and one we could recommend to others. Portillo Wines are so affordable, starting at just $9 a bottle, and are perfect to be shared with good company and good food.
The name “Portillo”, Spanish for gateway or portal, was inspired by a high elevation mountain pass in the Andes Mountains, which opens a path to the Salentein Vineyards. Grown in the Uco Valley of Argentina’s Mendoza winemaking region at the foot of the majestic, snow-covered Andes, Portillo brings a remarkable collection of wines grown at some of the highest elevations on the planet.
We received three Portillo wines: Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé. These three wines allow for ideal interchanging food pairings as we tend to diversify what we eat outside from crisp fresh vegetables from our garden to grilled seafood, fish, chicken, and cheese and charcuterie plates.
Portillo wines make food and wine pairings very easy as each bottle label has the serving suggestions and tasting notes. To pair with the rosé, we chose to serve cold lobster rolls and crab legs with a side salad with avocado and cucumber. We paired the Sauvignon Blanc with Pasta and Olive Oil with clams and grilled seafood. With the Malbec, we enjoyed with grilled steaks, grilled asparagus, and creamy polenta.
My guests and I were very pleased with the wine pairings and I particularly loved the designs of each bottle. You could easily pinpoint Portillo Wines at your local wine store, with over five of our local wine shops selling the brand.
Portillo is the first winery in Argentina to obtain a certification given by The Carbon Trust, an international leader in carbon reduction.