We've put together the following 10 wines as our favorite Turkey Day Choices for pairing a wine to the big feast. You can stop by any time all weekend and sample the full lineup for only $10!
Here's the lineup:
Domaine Vaquer Rosé—$18.
Grenache, Syrah & Carignan from Southern France transformed into a medium bodied, fruit filled rose with just a touch of that sophistication that comes from Biodynamic® farming. If I was going Rosé for Thanksgiving, this has all the qualities I’d be looking for.
Dominio IV Wines Viognier—$19.
Big fruit on the nose comes out of the glass to welcome you and get you smiling. Then you’ve got a medium bodied wine with a softer style (but enough acidity to cut thru fatty dishes) to play with turkey, gravy, stuffing and friends.
Yes a Chardonnay, and no it’s not oaky, and yes it’s flavorful, zingy, zesty and super fun. Many a non-Chardonnay lover has been turned onto this wine at Pairings and it’s achieved cult status. On top of that it pairs perfectly with the combo of turkey, stuffing, potatoes au gratin and some greens.
Brooks Winery Amycas—$15.
I love to have aromatic white wines with just a touch of residual sugar on the Thanksgiving table. They seem to do a great job pairing really well with the wide diversity of textures and flavors, going from savory to sweet. This wine is a blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat & Riesling with just enough residual sugar to add richness.
Jasper Sisco Clara Estelle Riesling—$19
Clove & nutmeg come off the first sniff. Reminiscent of the holidays? Yep! Just a touch of residual sugar and a bright yumminess will help this wine be an excellent partner to the diversity of foods on the Thanksgiving table!
Jasper Sisco Zenith Pinot Noir—$34
What would Thanksgiving in Oregon be without Pinot Noir?! Each year we search for a star that stands out for bright fruit flavors, plus something unique that adds to the festivities. This year we’ve hit a homer!
Brick House Gamay Noir—$33
Released just in time for Thanksgiving and one of our favorites for the holiday table. The grape Gamay has a habit of making friends with lots of foods thanks to its bright acid, forward fruit, lack of tannin, touch of earth and overall pretty style. It pairs particularly well with the combo of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts & string beans.
Le Sang du Peuple—$14.
50/50 Grenache/Syrah from France’s Vaucluse (near Cotes du Rhone) is always about value and over-delivering in that area. The big fruited, mouth-filling style of this wine is a smile-maker for wine lover and newbie gathered around the same table.
Castelfeder Breitbacher Schiava—$19.
Schiava reminds of Pinot Noir. There’s a lighter, almost ethereal color that’s super attractive. Bright forward fruit in the nose, followed by a drier style in the finish with more savory elements than many like for Thanksgiving, but if you like a lighter wine with a dry, savory finish this wine is just delicious.
Ever wonder what wine would go great with cranberry relish? We’ve got one! Last year it passed the test so it’s been invited back to this years’ list. Take a bite of your favorite cranberry concoction and follow it up with this wine and magic happens. Gill Malvasia is a sweet, sparkling red. When it follows sweet and tart cranberry relish it turns into a drier wine with a both a brighter and richer!