Until Prohibition, the Gundlach Bundschu wine company was known for its brandy and vermouth as much as for its table wines, made in Sonoma County, Calif., since 1858. These days, wine production dominates at the family-owned estate, but, with cocktails and aperitifs so popular, it is bringing back its martini-friendly white vermouth. It’s made from gewürztraminer grapes, the first varietal planted at the estate. Delicate and pale straw in color, the vermouth is at once floral and lightly fruited. Try it before dinner, on the rocks with a twist.
Gundlach Bundschu Dry Vermouth, $55 from gunbun.com.