Thanksgiving wine pairing :
Our best wines selection for thanksgiving
WINES TO PAIR WITH THANKSGIVING DINNER
It’s that time of the year again : the time to choose top wines for your Thanksgiving celebration ! To help you make the best pairing choices for your Thanksgiving menu, we have put together a taste guide of some of our favorite white, rosé, red and sparkling wines to enjoy with your favorite fall recipes, including the most important of all : your Thanksgiving dinner. For each Thanksgiving wine, sparkling wine and champagne, we have also suggested a food which will pair well with it, from delicious side dishes in a wide range of flavors to sweet desserts and – of course - the turkey itself.
Be it a « Friendsgiving » with your closest friends or a family feast at home, these great Thanksgiving wines will serve as the perfect centerpieces for your holiday table and transform your dinner into an unforgettable celebration. We have included here some of our favorites, a variety of light to full-bodied wines for Thanksgiving, from a bottle of Beaujolais or Pinot Noir full of delicious fruit flavor, to Zinfandel with characteristic spice notes, and Chardonnay whose natural acidity will add a fantastic lift to your flavorful meal. And if you are in New York, do not forget to use our click and collect option by selecting “pick up at store” among our cart delivery options.
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Telmont : Reserve Brut
Comprising a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, this non-vintage champagne offers a quintessential expression of the House's signature style. This champagne reveals notes of honeysuckle, vanilla, Mirabelle plum and tropical fruits. Telmont’s Brut Reserve will pair with all kinds of fish, especially caviar. Get your hands on their large format bottling, and serve it to your family and friends on Thanksgiving.
Domaine du Pelican : Chardonnay 2019
Inspired by the terroir in the Jura region, Guillaume d’Angerville was eager to apply his Burgundian winemaking skills to the lands of eastern France. This wine is truly outstanding and exudes a fragrant bouquet of white fresh fruit such as peaches and yellow apples. Citrus and floral aromas come to the fore with ease. Domaine du Pelican’s Chardonnay 2019 is pure, well-balanced and will pair beautifully with meat such as roasted duck or turkey.
Xavier Flouret : Fynbos Chenin Blanc 2022
Working closely with 15 meticulously selected producers around the world and producing wines from Argentina, South Africa, Chile and France, the wines of Xavier Flouret shine a light on each unique terroir and the local savoir-faire. Exclusively made up of the Chenin Blanc grape variety, Fynbos Chenin Blanc 2022 stems from the striking land of Stellenbosch in South Africa. On the palate, this Chenin Blanc offers a pleasant minerality and a vibrant acidity. This rich, concentrated and tropical wine exudes flavors of golden apples and summer fruits. Pair this wine with salads or spicy dishes.
Maison Trimbach : Riesling 2019
With a history harking back to the 16th century, 13 generations of passionate vintners have succeeded one another. Over the years, Maison Trimbach has been building its reputation, gaining invaluable knowledge and mastering the intricacies of its surrounding terroirs. Producing various white wines, Trimbach has become renowned for its Riesling wines, the noble varietal in Alsace. Trimbach’s Riesling 2019 showcases a dry character, its liveliness and fruitiness are characteristics of the Riesling varietal. This ambrosial and well-balanced wine will complement an array of dishes and can be relished throughout your meal.
Alphonse Mellot : La Moussière 2021
The perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving feast, these tarts are delicious finger food and a sure crowd-pleaser. To complement these nibbles, we have selected a crisp and well-balanced Sancerre by Alphonse Mellot. La Moussiere Sauvignon Blanc exudes fresh fruit aromas and a vibrant acidity, which will complement the creaminess of the goat cheese. A tried and true Thanksgiving classic.
Lopez de Heredia : Vina Bosconia Reserva 2005
The Vina Tondonia Reserva 2005 shows a vibrant red color in the glass. On the nose, this La Rioja wine is light and fresh, exuding notes of vanilla and dried red berries. This rich red wine is smooth on the palate, with enfolding tannins and a perfect balance throughout the tasting experience. Pair with lamb, roasted vegetables or game.
Domaine A.F. Gros : Moulin-à-Vent "En Mortperay" Domaine 2021
This is a classic Moulin-a-Vent wine, produced from the region’s flagship grape variety: Gamay. Rooted in sandy soils, the vines are between 30 and 75 years old. Vibrant aromas of red berries fill the nose and these juicy notes express themselves on the palate. This is a light wine that will pair beautifully with your Thanksgiving turkey.
Peay Vineyards : Savoy Pinot Noir 2019
The Savoy vineyard, rooted in the Anderson Valley, is one of California’s most classic Pinot Noir vineyards. This wine is concentrated and exhibits a signature spiciness, for which Mendocino wines are renowned. The Savoy vineyard lends a more fruity expression to the wine, with notes of black cherries and floral notes. This delicious Californian Pinot Noir will complement chicken and turkey along with all the other dishes served throughout your Thanksgiving feast.
Turley Wine Cellars : Juvenile 2020
The Juvenile cuvee from the emblematic Turley Wine Cellar has become one of the main cuvees of the estate. The Juvenile 2020 is medium-bodied and is rather dark in color. On the palate, it presents aromas of leather, chocolate and many different black fruits. It is definitely pleasant, straight forward and intense. A perfect match to please everyone on a holiday meal.
Fonseca : 10 Year Old Tawny
The tawny hue of this fortified wine complements the autumn color palette to perfection. Aged for 10 years, this Tawny Port by Fonseca has developed warm, autumnal flavors and reveals nutty and dried fruit aromas. Pair this Port with a decadent pecan pie or simply relish it on its own at the end of your Thanksgiving feast.