July Staff Picks Wines
Jul 1 – Aug 5 all-day

Check out our monthly “Staff Picks” wines, where we choose 12 of our current favorite wines, specially chosen to pair well with seasonal dishes and that present good value for the price. Save 10% on any purchases, or put together a mixed-or-matched case of 12 bottles for a 20% discount.






July Staff Picks

Real Campania Velha Malvasia White Port, Portugal (Aron)

Real Campania Velha was established in 1756 and boasts some of the oldest cellars in Porto. Made from white wine grapes in the Douro region of Portugal, this fortified wine (19% ABV) is aromatic and slightly sweet with notes of nuts, sultanas, and honey with refreshing acidity.  In Portugal, white port is often served as a cocktail with half white port, half tonic poured over ice with a twist of lemon providing excellent refreshment on a hot summer day.


Mills Club: $19.79

Case Price: $17.59


Collegiata 2019 Frascati Superiore DOC, Italy (Pat)

This simple white wine from just outside of Rome in Lazio, Italy is made from Trebbiano, Garganega, and Malvasia grapes. The producer is named Collegiata after the church in the town of Sant’Angelo in the region of Abruzzo; they make and import wines from various regions in Italy. This crisp, dry white features apricot and mineral notes and would nicely accompany seafood or a salad with tomato, basil and mozzarella.


Mills Club $9.00

Case $8.00                                                                             


Keuka Lake 2019 Semi-Dry Riesling, New York (Andres)

A delicious Riesling from the Finger Lakes region of New York, this wine is fruit forward with classic Riesling notes of paraffin and marzipan balanced by tart apple notes. Zippy acidity makes this wine excellent with a variety of dishes from sushi to spicy Thai meals.


Mills Club: $19.79

Case Price: $17.59                                                    


Iris 2019 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon (Tim)

Iris Vineyards is nestled in the southern Willamette Valley in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range, where they enjoy a cool climate ideal for slow-ripening Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Fresh pear and honeydew flavors are abundant in this perfect summer white wine fermented entirely in stainless steel. Balanced acidity makes it a lovely pairing with white fish, scallops or Waldorf salad.


Mills Club: $14.39

Case Price: $12.79                                                    


Les Petites Sardines Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie, Loire, France (Andrew)

This wine is made from a cooperative of 10 growers in Le Pallet in the heart of Muscadet. Made from 100% Melon de Bourgogne and vinified in concrete vats, this light wine is bone dry with lemon, lime and sea spray notes, ideal for pairing with sardines as the label would suggest, but best with a plate of oysters or mussels!


Mills Club: $11.69

Case Price: $10.39                                        


Walt 2018 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California (Jen & Jerry)

Ripe lemon, fresh cream, brioche, slate and spice notes are served up in this rich and layered Chardonnay grown on hillside vineyards in Sonoma. The wine ages 15 months in 30% new French oak. This classically styled California Chardonnay is an ideal accompaniment to grilled chicken or salmon.


Mills Club: $32.39

Case Price: $28.79


Chateau Jaron Rosè, France  (Aron)

Crafted from half Cabernet Sauvignon and half Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux, this pale pink Rosè exudes citrus, strawberry and cherry notes and a dry, crisp finish. Enjoy with grilled prawns, fish tacos, or white pizza.


Mills Club Price: $13.49

Case: $11.99


Windemere 2020 Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, California (Jen & Jerry)

We recently tasted and loved this new arrival from Santa Barbara, an elegant medium-bodied Pinot Noir featuring notes of strawberry, cherry, cranberry and red currant and a silky texture.  Andy MacGregor bought the land for the vineyards in the 1970s, and his daughter Cathy founded Windemere in 1985, naming it for the Scottish village the MacGregor family emigrated from.


Mills Club $16.19

Case $14.39


Pascal Berthier 2018 “Esprit de Seduction” Saint-Amour, Beaujolais, France (Tim)

From the northern-most Beaujolais cru of Saint-Amour, this 100% Gamay shows ripe and spicy black fruit notes alongside rich tannins and minerality. Put a slight chill on this wine and serve it picnic-style with charcuterie or fried chicken.


Mills Club: $17.99

Case Price: $15.99    


Mazzei Badiola 2017 Toscana, Italy (Andres)

The Mazzei family has been producing wine in Tuscany for 26 generations! A blend of 65% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot aged in American oak for 10 months, this medium-bodied red is expressive of wild blackberries and raspberries, cocoa and finishes long and smooth. Enjoy with grilled Tuscan chicken, or sausage and pepperoni topped pizza.


Mills Club: $14.39

Case $12.79


Misiones de Rengo 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile (Andrew)

This new weeknight wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon from the Central Valley of Chile, a medium-bodied simple red with notes of plum, cocoa, and a touch of toast. Try with Beef Empanadas, or Arollado de Malaya, a unique Chilean rolled and stuffed flank steak recipe.


Mills Club: $9.00

Case Price: $8.00                                                      



Harney Lane 2016 Zinfandel Lizzie James Vineyard, Lodi, California (Pat)

Zinfandel grapes for this wine come from the Lizzie James Vineyard, with vines planted in 1904.  The old, giant, gnarled trunks of these vines more closely resemble a large fruit tree than a typical Zinfandel vine.  The wine is equally massive, with notes of jam berries and plum, balsamic, tobacco leather, and forest floor.  Pair this powerful red with grilled steaks for an amazing celebratory meal!


Mills Club: $35.99

Case Price: $31.99