With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to sip a cool white wine than on a warm day. At Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Downtown Greenville, SC, our award-winning wine list includes several handpicked white wines for you to order — by the glass or bottle.
Our wine list at our Downtown Greenville restaurant recently won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, an honor bestowed on restaurants with at least 90 selections from a well-chosen assortment of quality producers.
Visit our restaurant located in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel to try a glass of crisp white wine or read more about our favorites below.
Opt for Chardonnay This Summer at Ruth’s Chris
Chardonnay connoisseurs, rejoice: We have a variety of different Chardonnays for you to try by the glass at Ruth’s Chris, plus an even larger selection of Chardonnays available by the bottle. Why do we offer so many? Because the Chardonnay grape is incredibly versatile and well loved!
Grown in warm climates, Chardonnay exhibits sweet notes like vanilla and toasted almonds, as seen in “Les Truffières” Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay by Louis Latour. On the other hand, cool climates produce lighter-bodied Chardonnays with bright acidity and citrus flavors, such as the Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay made in Oregon. With such a wide range of flavors and characteristics, you’ll have a tough time choosing just one Chardonnay!
Try a Dry White Wine: Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
If Chardonnay isn’t your cup of tea–er, glass of wine–due to its often-oaky or buttery taste, perhaps you’ll enjoy one of our lighter white wine offerings. For instance, try our Ca’ Donini Pinot Grigio, a lively wine bursting with notes of wildflowers, pears, and honey.
For juicy acidity, order a glass of Sauvignon Blanc by Crowded House in Marlborough, New Zealand. Like several other Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, this one is well balanced and boasts a vibrant fruit profile containing lime zest, orange blossom, kiwifruit, and melon. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
Taste a Sweet White Wine: Riesling or Moscato
If you prefer a bit more sweetness in your wine, then one of our Riesling or Moscato offerings is sure to hit the spot. Originally hailing from Germany, Riesling has become an incredibly fashionable pour. At Ruth’s Chris, we offer Blue Nun Riesling, made from ripe, golden grapes for a delightfully fruity white wine. Guests with a sweet tooth will love the Villa Pozzi Moscato, a white wine from Sicily full of tropical fruit flavors.
What to Enjoy With Your Glass of White Wine at Ruth’s Chris
Of course, red meat pairs well with red wine, but what about white wine? While we’d encourage you to order anything you’re craving on our menu when you visit Ruth’s Chris for dinner, keep in mind that lighter meats and fish will make any of our white wines pop. For example, try our Stuffed Chicken Breast filled with garlic-herb cheese or our pan-roasted Chilean Sea Bass served with a sweet potato and pineapple hash. And believe it or not, a big, buttery chardonnay is a great pairing with a filet!
Visit Ruth’s Chris in Downtown Greenville, SC for a Glass of White Wine
Have some of our white wines struck your fancy? Make sure you visit Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Downtown Greenville to taste them for yourself, whether during Happy Hour with your friends or during a dinner out with your loved ones. We look forward to serving you!