With spring melting into summer, many Canadians will be seeking out the sunshine and there’s no better way to usher in the best season than starting out in the garden. Lush lilacs and ruby roses bring more than just colour to your garden or planters. The subtle sweet aromas created by these pretty plants isn’t just visually stunning, but a treat for the five senses, there’s a case to be made for getting dirty this spring!

Your personal preferences will guide you to find that perfect flower, and the same can be said about selecting wines. Choosing a favourite summer wine to sip is a great accompaniment to kicking back and enjoying all that hard work. Just launched in Ontario, we’re crushing over the new Grow Wild VQA Wines, with Ravishing Rosé and Enchanting White available now at your local wine agent.

The botanically designed bottles are picture-perfect for any backyard soiree or picnic, with pretty vines and petals weaving around the handy screw top bottle. The svelte tall bottles are wrapped in beautiful botanical prints, and at $14.95, both wines are priced to please.

Fruity and approachable, Grow Wild’s Ravishing Rosé VQA is a lovely well-rounded wine. While some rosé wines suffer from being too sweet, this wine is balanced and allows the berry notes to take centre stage. Pairing beautifully with a summer fresh salad or brunch board, Grow Wild’s Ravishing Rosé VQA will be in steady rotation this summer.

Aromatic whites aren’t only refreshing in the heat, but also partner well with BBQ staples like shrimp or chicken. Crisp and honey-hued in colour, Grow Wild’s Enchanting White lives up to its name. Achieving harmony in a glass, this white is a winner. Classified as an extra-dry wine, this slightly-acidic white blend offers a lovely finish. Served chilled and drink on its own or fire up the BBQ for this palate-cleansing white.

Spontaneous get-togethers are what we’re all looking forward to (finally) this summer. Stock a few bottles for that last-minute shindig and you’ll be ready for anything!

Look for Grow Wild VQA Wines in your local LCBO, and follow them on social media to get inspired in your garden.

While this post has been sponsored by Grow Wild Wines, all opinions are authentic and my own. Images by Libby Roach. Please drink responsibly, and never, ever drink and drive.