Sure, flasks are fine. And these days it’s easy to find those nifty stainless-steel canisters that hold an entire bottle of wine. There are even bladders made for wine carrying. Outdoor Vino has them all beat with its line of wines specifically for outdoor travel. While the names of these wines hint at their outdoor design, the bottle is where it’s at: each wine bottle is made of shatter-proof, BPA-free plastic, making for a bottle that’s one-sixth the weight of a traditional glass bottle. The production of Outdoor Vino bottles is also eco-friendly compared to glass bottle production. The bottles are screw-top, so you won’t have to pack a corkscrew.
Outdoor Vino has four wine options: Wanderlust White (a white blend with tasting notes of pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, and orange), Rambling Red (a blend of Cabernet and Merlot), Sundress Sweet (flavors of honeysuckle, pear, and apricot), or Picnic Table Pink (a rosé with notes of strawberry and melon).
Outdoor Vino’s goal is to make wine more accessible in the outdoor places you love. The lightweight bottles fit easily in the side pocket of a hiking pack or the rack of a bicycle. They’re great for beaches, mountain ridges, or backyard dinners. They’re also a good option for kayak or paddle board adventures, as the bottles float.
The wine for Outdoor Vino comes from the award-winning Naked Winery, based in Oregon. Their website (outdoorvino.com) makes for easy ordering, and each bottle is just $18. If it turns out you’re not a fan of the wine, the plastic screw-top design makes for easy washing and re-use, so you can bring your favorite wine on your next outdoor adventure. The company additionally offers outdoor-friendly wine amenities such as silicone “Happy Camper” glasses to take places that don’t allow glass. Cheers! //
Feature photo: Rambling Red by the campfire at West Oval Lake. // Lisa Laughlin