Opening up a gang of 'Island Wines' on the first of September is helping perpetuate the denial that summer is nearing to an end. Vines grown on islands have a plethora of environmental advantages including prominent shifts in temperature throughout the day, cooling sea breezes in the evening, lots of sunlight, mountainous terrain, fertile and generative soils, and rocking salinity and minerality in the juice. It’s rare to find larger producers on small islands; with island vine growing comes smaller production and a sense of overall community. Come relish in the summer-ending denial for just a bit longer until the hustle and bustle of autumn (and October in Salem) is upon us. Read more about the #islandlyfe line-up here!