Now that Commercial Dungeness Crab season has officially commenced – finally – it’s time to set aside some great whites that pair well with the tasty crustaceans.

While the season extends until June, the November kick off is always a celebration for our family. Crab, put simply, is a treat. It’s easy. It’s refreshing. It’s tasty. Best of all, it’s not a complicated wine pairing. Here’s the trick: Find wines that don’t upstage the crab or mask its subtle flavors. With this mindset, check out these smart producers listed with their refreshing varietal:

Nigl Gruner Veltliner

Condes de Albarei Albarino

Spann Vineyards Chardonnay-Viognier

Mondavi Fume Blanc

Sip in the season.