Bonefish Grill is savoring the season with an extraordinary wine marking its 20-year anniversary with the release of its exclusive Weedon Island Wine Blend, a limited-edition private label wine available exclusively at Bonefish Grill restaurants. Created to pair with the restaurant’s market-fresh, woodfire-grilled seafood specialties, this exclusive vintage is a partnership with Halter Ranch Vineyards and was produced in the famed Adelaida wine district of Paso Robles, California.
Beginning in early December, guests can enjoy the special wine by the bottle*, priced at $30, or $8 by the glass. Weedon Island is a white wine blend featuring aromas of apricot, honey, orange blossoms and a hint of lychee. The palate is clean and fresh with flavors of white peach, ripe melon and nectarine. The wine was blended to capture both quality and balance, and to perfectly complement Bonefish Grill’s unparalleled lineup of fresh seafood dishes.
The new vintage is fittingly named after Weedon Island Preserve, an expansive 3,000-acre natural area located in Tampa Bay, near the site of the first Bonefish Grill in St. Petersburg, Florida which opened in 2000. The preserve is a well-known fishing site and home to numerous species of native plants and animals.
“The Weedon Island Wine Blend was made in the spirit of our founders Tim Curci and Chris Parker, two friends whose passion for catching, cooking and serving fresh fish is at the core of the Bonefish Grill experience,” said Amanda Travaglini, Director of Marketing at Bonefish Grill. “We’re thrilled to toast our 20th anniversary by offering our guests this exclusive celebratory vintage that pairs perfectly with our palate-pleasing selection of seafood and enhances our dining experience.”
Weeden Island Wine Blend is comprised of 76% Viognier, 20% Picpoul Blanc, 4% Grenache Blanc estate-grown grapes, and was barrel fermented in 100% aged French Oak with six months of Sur Lie Ageing and Batonnage. SIP Certified**, the Vintage is 45% 2018, a year that was stellar for Viognier, and 55% 2019, which adds freshness and bright acidity...
*Delaware and North Carolina excluded
** Sustainable in Practice