Horse Racing-Inspired Wines to Try on National Drink Wine Day

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A glass of port wine. (Jon Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons)

It’s National Drink Wine Day, and that’s a day worth celebrating! If you’re a horse racing fan and a lover of the grape, your two passions can dovetail nicely on National Wine Day. Plus, wine is not only delicious, but it has other health benefits that you can reap while enjoying your favorite vintage today. But don’t trust me on this; trust America’s sweetheart Betty White.

So which wines are perfect for horse racing fans? Check out our list below for some inspiration!

<a href="">Kendall-Jackson</a>


Kendall-Jackson wines are not only some of the most beloved in the U.S., but they also have a Thoroughbred connection: the winery’s founder Jess Jackson was a prolific racehorse owner who campaigned superstar Hall of Famers Rachel Alexandra and Curlin. Sadly, Jackson passed away in 2011, but his wife, Barbara Banke, carries on both the racing and wine businesses today.
<a href="">14 Hands</a>

14 Hands

14 Hands Winery is inspired by the wild horses of Washington state, and their love for all things equine extends into the horse racing business: They’re the sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, the top race for 2-year-old female horses in the world.
<a href="">Oliva Vineyards</a>

Oliva Vineyards

Oliva Vineyards combines a passion for horse racing with a love for the vine. Plus, the Oliva family’s wine is made in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., an iconic horse racing getaway for more than 150 years.
<a href="">G.H. Mumm</a>

G.H. Mumm

Sure, G.H. Mumm makes champagne, but isn’t champagne just the more festive sister to traditional wine? If you want some bubbles in your life on National Drink Wine Day, consider a glass of G.H. Mumm to toast your favorite horse!

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