NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's the worry of the Hamptons. Will there be enough rosé wine to last the season? The simple answer is "yes." But, that's if you don't care which rosé wine you drink. Supplies of some of the more popular brands are reportedly growing short, but none have sold out.
"Not quite yet. Beginning of August, middle of August is when we usually do. Usually Wolffer is the first to go followed by some of the French," said Nick Balzano, a clerk at Lamplighter Wines & Liquors in Southampton, N.Y. Whispering Angel ($20), a French rosé popular with Hamptonites, looks particularly low, he added. France's Domaines Ott, with its funky shaped bottle, has fallen out of favor. Its $50 price tag may be too rich for even Hamptons' revelers.
Wolffer Estate Vineyard's gold label rosé is still a local favorite. Dubbed "Hamptons Gatorade," the well-priced rosé ($15) is made in the heart of the Hamptons at Wolffer's Winery in Sagaponack, New York. Last year, Wolffer's Summer in a Bottle Rosé ($24) sold out in just four weeks. Bottles of this year's version can be tough to locate.
Wolffer is doing its best to ride the pink wave, producing 20,000 cases of rosé this year. In 1992, the vineyard made a paltry 87 cases. "Every year we make a little more," said Roman Roth, Wolffer's winemaster and the creator of the vineyards four rosé wines. "Growth has to be in a healthy size. You don't want to grow too quickly and that the quality would suffer," he noted.