Wines to Pair with Your Derby Celebrations

Wines to Pair with Your Derby Celebrations

Derby Celebrations

Dive into the exhilarating world of Derby Day, where the thrill of the race, the elegance of fashion, and the adrenaline of high-stakes come together in a spectacular celebration. As you revel in the excitement, discover how to elevate your experience with a selection of Etude wines - the perfect companions for a day at the races. From crisp whites to bold reds, we'll guide you through our top picks to savor while you watch the Derby unfold.

Etude Heirloom Pinot Noir 

Our Heirloom Pinot Noir is a celebration of the flavors that come from singular heirloom varietals. In the spirit of honoring tradition and longevity, start your race day celebrations with a glass of this expressive and ripe pinot. 

Etude Estate Carneros Chardonnay

If you’re making classic southern foods like shrimp and grits and biscuits and gravy for your race day celebrations, you’ll need something light, refreshing and acidic like our Carneros Chardonnay to wash it all down. With bright flavors of sliced apple and pear, it is a must for pairing with all of your southern-inspired favorites.

Etude Carneros Pinot Noir

Youthful and vibrant with a garnet-color that will give the Derby’s winning rose blanket a run for its money, our Carneros Pinot Noir is versatile and smooth. With lively flavors of red raspberry and Bing cherry and a fresh core of acidity, it is another great option for Derby day. 


5 Interesting Derby Facts

  1. The most common initial letter for winning horses' names is "S," with 19 past winners, including the legendary Secretariat.
  2. Spectators consume large amounts of food and drinks at the Derby, with impressive numbers such as 142,000 hot dogs, 120,000 mint juleps, 18,000 barbecue sandwiches, and 300,000 strawberries.
  3. The race was first televised in 1952.
  4. The Derby has never been canceled or postponed due to inclement weather.
  5. The Derby trophy only weighs 3.5 lbs.
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