Eat, drink, and give thanks. Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, Thanksgiving is not complete without wine. While there are 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 Silver Medal 2020 Pearls and Kicks, Rosé. This dry Rosé is the perfect complement all things Thanksgiving, especially to complement the richness of your roasted turkey or chicken.
Side Dish Wine Pairings
Hope you brought your stretchy pants to the table. If you’re like us, Thanksgiving is all about the sides. Dig in to your turkey day dreams with the wine perfect pairing.
Okay, we had to throw in something green — even if it’s covered in crispy onions, creamy mushroom soup, and butter. This rich veggie dish is best complemented by a crisp full-bodied white wine companion like our World Wine Championships Gold Medal 2019 Lulo, Grüner Veltliner.
It doesn’t get any butter than this—mashed potatoes that is! Eat your way to the bottom of the bowl but don’t forget the wine. A full-bodied red has what it takes to stand up to mashed potatoes. We recommend our 2020 Hot Ticket, Shiraz, for a velvety pairing you won’t forget.
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 Taffeta, Red Wine Blend. 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 2019 Hotsy Totsy, White Wine Blend 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 Petite Sirah or Portuguese Red for red lovers, and choose a Rosé or a Catarratto 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!