There’s just about a week until the first official day of spring. The days are longer and warmer and the sun is shining more often. I know I’m not the only one that starts to change what’s in my wine glass this time of year.  I go from drinking mostly hearty, big, bold reds to drinking lighter wines, too.

I was sent a bottle of Eppa Sangria to sample, and I think this makes a great wine for the change of seasons. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Mendocino County in northern California. It’s certified organic by the CCOF.

Eppa Sangria is blended with organic fruit juices, from fruits that are high in antioxidants. The pomegranate, blueberry, Mediterranean blood orange, and acai juices added to the wine give a glass of this sangria nearly twice the antioxidants of a glass of red wine alone. A 5 oz. glass has 120 calories.

I liked this Sangria. It wasn’t too sweet like some already blended Sangrias tend to be. The fruits were subtle; they didn’t overpower the wine. I enjoyed my first glass of Eppa on Monday evening when the temperatures rose over 60 degrees. I found myself sitting on my front porch next to the daffodils that had just opened that day and thought, “This is a nice way to usher in the warmer weather.”

In Eppa Sangria’s online store, it’s sold for $35.97 for three bottles, making this a bargain at about $12 a bottle. There’s also a store locator on the website incase you’d like to look for it at a local liquor store.

Do you start to switch up what’s in your wine glass this time of year?

Wine, beer and spirits disclaimer: I am not paid by any producer of wine, beer or spirits to write about their product, although the company may provide me with a sample of the product. I am not a professional reviewer of wine, beer or spirits. I’ll write about the product if it’s something that I like and if I think the producer is working toward making the product in an environmentally friendlier fashion.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Eppa Sangria, an organic wine to start off spring
This certified organic sangria is a good choice for the switch from winter red wines to lighter, fruitier drinks in spring.