Summer Solstice is exciting because it marks the official start of the long-awaited summer season in the Northern Hemisphere. Did you know that the Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year for us north of the equator? The word ‘solstice’ is derived from the Latin word ‘solstitium,’ which roughly translates to the sun standing still or stopping.
Cultures worldwide have been observing and celebrating this “sun-stopping” celestial event for centuries. It was thought to represent many things, such as the return of light, fertility, and new beginnings. Officially the start of a new season, the Summer Solstice seems like the perfect time to celebrate some new wines!