Get to know Tussock Jumper wines. The premium wine brand offers varietals from 11 different countries. The very first wine in the Tussock Jumper family was their Sauvignon Blanc, from New Zealand. The term ‘tussock’ is a tuft-like grass that grows in meadowlands all around the world, but each species of grass is unique to its region. The name is also a nod to the company’s admirable commitment to preserving nature and sustainable winemaking. They work directly with the farmers and winemakers to harvest the best grapes, then barrel and bottle the wines locally, in order to support the economy in that area, but also to maintain the best aromas and flavors in the wines. You can enjoy top quality wines straight from the vineyards to your glass.
Tussock Jumper award-winning wines are both affordable and accessible. Their portfolio currently includes Tussock Jumper 2017 Organic Malbec, Argentina ($14); Tussock Jumper 2017 Pinot Noir, France ($13); Tussock Jumper 2017 Gamay, France ($13); Tussock Jumper 2017 Sweet Cat Red Blend, Italy ($13);
Tussock Jumper 2017 Chenin Blanc, South Africa ($12); Tussock Jumper 2017 Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio, Italy ($13); Tussock Jumper 2018 Grenache Rosé, France ($13); and Tussock Jumper 2017 Moscato Rosé, Spain ($13).
We had the pleasure of sampling some of Tussock Jumper’s wines, and found them to be not only pleasing, but also very easy to pair with favorite summer foods. The Gamay is ideal to be served at your next barbecue with grilled meats and also is nice with fresh fish dishes; the Chenin Blanc goes nicely with spicy foods from Mexican dishes to Caribbean; and you’ll like the Grenache Rosé with cheeses, charcuterie, and fresh fruit salad.
Tussock Jumper wines recently debuted a selection of single serve varietals that are great for picnicking and summer outings. They are even available to take on the train when commuting. In Penn Station, they are sold at Penn Wine & Spirits located between Tracks 16 and 17 on the Exit Concourse in the lower level. In the Grand Central Terminal, they are being sold at Central Cellars across from Track 17 in the Graybar Passage. NYC baseball fans should know that Tussock Jumper wines is the newest official wine partner of the New York Mets and their single serves varietals are available at Citifield. The accessible portable mini bottles contain a single glass of wine complete with plastic cup attached on top for your convenience. Prices start at $7 per single serve.
Tussock Jumper wine is a standout, an affordable gift and nice to bring along when attending a summer gathering. For more information, please visit the website.
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