K-J Avant

The Official Wine of Austin City Limits

  • K-J Avant Chardonnay
    K-J Avant Chardonnay
    Fresh / Crisp / Clean

    Crisp, bright and sleek, Kendall-Jackson AVANT Chardonnay is cold-fermented to retain green apple and lemon drop flavors.


    90 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, December 2013 (2012 Chardonnay)

    Flavor Profile:
    Fresh, crisp, fruit-driven
    Goes well with:
    Monterey Jack cheese, guacamole, grilled shrimp
  • New
    K-J Avant Red Blend
    Rich / Silky / Smooth

    Enticing aromas of ripe raspberry and bold black cherry are complemented by hints of spice and dark chocolate to deliver a smooth and lingering finish.

    Flavor Profile:
    Fruit forward taste of plum, ripe raspberry and pomegranate with hints of vanilla and cocoa
    Goes well with:
    Fondue, prosciutto wrapped dates, sweet and savory flatbread pizza
  • New
    K-J Avant Sauvignon Blanc
    Bright / Fresh / Vibrant

    Handcrafted and cold-fermented in stainless steel to preserve the grape's alluring, fruit-forward aromatics layered with notes of lemongrass and subtle minerality.

    Flavor Profile:
    Light-bodied with distinguished flavors of vibrant lime and passion fruit
    Goes well with:
    Feta cheese, spring salad, fish tacos

Summer Mexican Mingle Ceviche Recipe

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By Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life Bake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves 4


1 lb red snapper, grouper or other firm-fleshed fish, thinly sliced
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup diced orange bell pepper
1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
1 jalapeño pepper, deveined, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon salt
Tortilla chips
Lime wedges

In a non-reactive dish or bowl toss fish with orange juice, lime juice, orange and red bell pepper, cilantro, green onions, jalapenos and salt. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, garnish with cilantro, lime wedges and serve.

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Recipe: Ceviche

Ceviche By Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life Bake Prep...

Summer Mexican Mingle Berries in Red Wine Sauce Dessert Recipe


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Berries in Red Wine Sauce

By Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life Bake
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour 
Serves 4


1 pint blackberries, rinsed
1 pint blueberries, rinsed
1 pint strawberries, halved
2 cups Kendall-Jackson AVANT Red Blend wine
1 cup sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 mint sprigs
Freshly whipped cream
Mint sprigs, for garnish.

Combine the blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, red wine and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add mint sprigs, cool completely. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with fresh whipped cream and garnish with mint sprigs.

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Recipe: Berries in Red Wine Sauce

Berries in Red Wine Sauce By Vianney Rodriguez of ...

11 Music Festivals You Haven't Missed ... Yet

These days music festivals are all the rage and summer and fall are the perfect reason to get out and experience these fun-filled, outdoor extravaganzas. While some music festivals have already come and gone this summer, there are still some amazing, upcoming performances you haven’t missed … yet. With various venues and genres across the US, this list is sure to have an option for everyone. And don’t even think about packing your bags without these Music Festival Essentials.

  1. Gulf Coast Jam. August 29-31 – Panama Beach City, FL.Jam out to some country music on the coast this Labor Day Weekend. Gulf Coast Jam is a country music festival in Florida that takes place right on the beach. Sun, sand and Blake Shelton — what more do you need?
  2. North Coast Music Festival. August 29-31 – Chicago, IL. This Chicago music festival is all about celebrating different types of people as well as music. You’ll see a variety of different genres at this festival — from Bassnectar to Snoop Dogg.
  3. Bumbershoot. August 30-September 1 – Seattle, WA. You won’t just find good tunes at this music mecca; this music and arts festival also features comedians, independent films and more. If you attend this festival mecca, don’t forget to check out the Indie Market.
  4. Hopscotch Music Festival. September 4-6 – Raleigh, NC. This music festival incorporates all genres of music. Its aim is to celebrate local talent while still welcoming artists from all over the nation. If you’re near Raleigh in early September this festival is definitely worth a visit.
  5. Riot Fest. September 6-7, 12-14, 19-21 – Toronto, Chicago, Denver. With three chances to get to this music festival, there’s no excuse to pass up the opportunity to attend this all-encompassing punk rock festival. Entertain yourself not only with great music but carnival rides and faire as well.
  6. Strawberry Music Festival. September 11-14 – Grass Valley, CA. Quench your thirst for a down-home, small town music festival.  This music festival prides itself on celebrating the most important things in life, friends, family, music, art and food. With camping options available, pack up the family and take a trip for a weekend of fun.
  7. Sunset Strip Music Festival. September 20-21 – Los Angeles, CA. This two-day music festival takes place on LA’s iconic Sunset Strip. This bustling part of the city is transformed into a stage for 70 bands to showcase their talent. Featured artists include Jane’s addiction and Cold War Kids. Don’t miss this unique chance to experience LA in a whole new way!
  8. Austin City Limits. October 3-5, 10-12 – Austin, Texas. Taking place on Austin’s 46-acre Zilker Park this festival of music, food and fun is an event that can’t be missed. Experience all varieties of music across eight stages in the park. While you’re there, grab a glass of K-J AVANT wine, we’re the proud sponsors of this amazing festival.
  9. CMJ Marathon. October 21-25 – New York, New York. This isn’t your average music festival. This is a five-day marathon of new music waiting to be discovered. It takes place day and night all over New York in more than 80 nightclubs and theaters. This musical event centers on the discovery of new music, by music industry professionals.
  10. Coral Skies. October 25-26 – Tampa and West Palm Beach, FL. This two-day indie rock music festival not only has great musical artists but also features a Food Trucktopia, craft beers and great art. For more than just these reasons this music festival makes our list, it is also affordable for those of you not looking to break the bank on music festivals this summer.
  11. Bridge School Benefit Concert. October 25-26 – Mountain View, CA. Organized by Neil Young, this is a music festival with a cause. All the proceeds of this charity event go to The Bridge School, an organization that aids individuals with severe speech and physical impairments. Don’t miss a chance to kick back and give back at this all-acoustic musical event.

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11 Music Festivals You Haven’t Missed … Yet

These days music festivals are all the rage and summer...

K-J Avant: Committed to Sustainability

We are honored to be recognized for our sustainability efforts. We are a member of the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) Green Power Leadership Club and a past recipient of the prestigious Green Power Leadership Award for our performance in energy conservation and renewable energy use. Other recipients included Intel, Google and the City of San Francisco.

Renewable Energy

Each bottle of Kendall-Jackson AVANT wine is vinted and bottled with 100% certified wind energy. Learn more about our sustainability efforts at KJ.com/Sustainability

K-J AVANT. The Right Wine for Right Now.

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