New Wine Alert: Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc

Central Coast California

Bright Cellars Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc

We’re excited to announce our newest wine, the Bright Cellars’ Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc!

This zippy and acidic Sauvignon Blanc has flavor notes of green apple, lemongrass, grapefruit, and lemon. 


In 2013 two large lion statues appeared in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert near Route 66. No one knows how they got there. 

Ever since the majestic guardian lions mysteriously appeared, people have wondered how they got there. Whoever placed them there has never stepped forward to claim responsibility. 

The harsh desert environment and enigmatic lions serve as the inspiration for the Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc.

Bright Cellars Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc
Bright Cellars Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc

Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc

The Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc was grown in the Central Coast of California. 

The flavors of sour green apple, herbal lemongrass, grapefruit, and citrus are brought together in this medium to light-bodied wine. The green herb flavors in this wine are complimented by the zippy acidity. 

This Sauv Blanc is great for easy drinking and has a ABV of 13.8%, which makes this vino a great addition to any dinner since it pairs with a variety of different foods. 

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Pairing with Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is known for its herb-y flavors! So, foods that are herb-driven are a great pairing for this vino!

Rosemary chicken, tofu, and herbaceous fish dishes are all great pairings for Sauvignon Blanc. 

Central Coast California

Central Coast, California

California’s central coast stretches from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. This region has 40 different AVAs over 300 miles of coastline. 

Grapes planted in this area are some of the oldest in California, dating back to the 1700s. Franciscan monks planted the vines as they traveled north along the Camino Real or the “royal road”. This road is better known as Highway 101 now!

The Central Coast includes AVAs that are along the coast as well as some that are more inland. Since this region spans for 300 miles there are some differences in climate. Towards the coast the climate is slightly cooler, thanks to those ocean breezes. As you go more inland the weather heats up, making the area dry and warm. 

The weather in this area can change quickly, going from “moody to mild”. Rainfall in the area differs depending on whether you are more inland or closer to the cool coast. 

There are around 93,000 acres under vine along the central coast of California. Some of the most notable coastal and cooler wine AVAs are Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, San Benito AVA, and the Santa Maria Valley AVA. 

The popular and hotter inland regions include Paso Robles AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, and the Ballard Canyon AVA. 

In Vino Finito

How do you think those two large lion statues got to the middle of the desert? 

Want to try to the herb and citrus flavors of the Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc for yourself? Reach out to our Wine Concierge Team at or give them a call at (844) 223-5527 to get it in your next box!

Not yet a Bright Cellars’ member? Take our quiz and see if the Watchkeeper Sauvignon Blanc is a match! 

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Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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