Eat, drink, and give thanks. Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, Thanksgiving is not complete without wine. While there’s so many delicious varietals, it’s hard to narrow down which selections are best for your turkey day enjoyment. We’ve put in the hard work and selected our must-have Thanksgiving food and wine pairings for this delectable celebration. Let’s dig in.
Perfect Poultry Wine Pairings
Gobble, gobble. Go big with turkey or keep it casual with roast chicken. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Is there anything more quintessentially Thanksgiving than turkey? Pair your bird with our 2018 La Screaming Goat, Gewürztraminer. This spicy white is the perfect complement to the richness of your roasted turkey.
Okay, we get it, roasting a whole turkey can be overwhelming. If you’re keeping it simple this Thanksgiving, pair our 2018 Bella Mente, Pinot Grigio, with your roast chicken. The brightness of this white will bring life to your flavorful, rich chicken.
Side Dish Wine Pairings
Get stuffed. If you’re like us, Thanksgiving is all about the sides. Dig into your turkey day dreams with the perfect pairing.
Okay, we had to throw in something green — even if it’s covered in crispy onions and butter. This rich veggie dish is best complemented by an off-dry wine companion. Try it out with our 2017 Calamity Sue, Riesling.
The best part of Thanksgiving is that there are no rules. Yams with sugar and marshmallows? Sure! Why not? Pair this sweet and creamy side with an equally sweet wine—our 2018 Pajama Drama, Malvasia Bianca. The sweet, fruity flavors from this pairing will have you going back for seconds.
Sweet Pumpkin Pairings
Let’s give ‘em pumpkin to talk about. You can’t wrap up your Thanksgiving feast without pumpkin desserts. Find a little room for a sweet ending.
This is what you’ve been waiting for—Pumpkin. Pie. All your Thanksgiving pie-in-the-sky dreams are coming to fruition. Pair your pie with our Pebble, Viognier for a show-stopping finish to Turkey Day.
The final word on wine for the bird
Okay, so now that you know which wines were made for your Turkey Day faves, it’s time to reveal the wines that are versatile enough to cover all the bastings, er … bases. Our best picks for Thanksgiving? Choose a Syrah or Zinfandel for red lovers, and choose a Viognier or a Gewürztraminer for white lovers. Now, take a sip to de-stress, and then prepare to impress. You got this!
Trying one of these delicious Thanksgiving food & wine pairings? Share your photos and stories with us on social! Tag us in your Thanksgiving festivities @travelingvineyard. Gobble, gobble!