Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Here are some great pairings.
Pedernales Cellars – Julie Kuhlken, co-owner
- 2016 Texas Tempranillo – an elegant, well-structured Tempranillo that reflects the complexity of Texas terroir and pairs wonderfully with the roast meats and vegetables that are at the heart of the Thanksgiving table. The Tempranillo is also a great option for those who give a Texas spin to Thanksgiving and serve local specialties such as tamales and Tex-Mex inspired dishes.
- 2016 Texas GSM Mélange – a food-friendly red blend bursting with notes of red fruit, pepper and herbs, the GSM Mélange pairs well with the diverse array of dishes that make up the holiday table.
- 2016 Texas Viognier Reserve – peaches, apricots and vanilla on the nose are complimented by a rich, full-bodied wine on the palate. The Viognier Reserve pairs perfectly with the flavors of the fall, including roasted turkey and vegetables.
Duchman Family Winery – Dave Reilly, Winemaker
- 2017 Aglianico Rosé – a red wine lover’s rosé, this Aglianico Rosé is a bigger rosé that pairs perfectly with the entire Thanksgiving menu. So versatile and heavy enough to hold its own with all the dishes. And remember, only drinking rosé in summer is for novices.
- 2015 Montepulciano – plums, black cherry, violets and a hint of pipe tobacco, all notes that go with cooler weather, pairing nicely with cranberry stuffing casserole.
- 2015 Aglianico – notes of the holidays right on the nose with a hint of nutmeg and baking spice, stewed fruit and dried fig on the palate. Pairs exceptionally well with roasted meats, turkey legs and even with pumpkin pie.
Bending Branch Winery – Bob Young, MD, owner and winemaker
- 2015 Texas Tannat® – bold, diverse, and rich, Thanksgiving dinner and Texas Tannat are natural partners. Juicy roast turkey, spicy dressing, sweet potatoes, smoky brussels sprouts with bacon, tangy cranberry sauce – versatile Bending Branch Tannat brings the table together.
- 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyards, Texas High Plains – elegant, full-bodied and focused, here is the antidote to holiday chaos. Feet by the fire, a board of aged cheeses, and our 2015 Cabernet bring family and friends together.
- 2016 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard, Texas Hill Country – Thanksgiving leftovers like the classic roast turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce (on white bread with mayonnaise) are just right for chilly autumn afternoons. Give it a stylish twist with Comfortage, our 100% barrel-fermented Roussanne – rich, full-bodied, and complex.
Brennan Vineyards – Pat Brennan, owner
- 2016 Buffalo Roam – this sultry blend of syrah and tempranillo is a match made in heaven for mesquite smoked turkeys or honey glazed hams.
- 2016 Super Nero – a perfect pairing for the less traditional holiday table that is sans poultry. If your family gives thanks with herb-crusted prime rib, this one is for you. This bold red wine is rich in notes of cooked cherries and 5 spice.
- 2017 Viognier – beautiful on the holiday table with rich, roasted turkey or lamb, and carries well into holiday pumpkin and pecan pies.
Spicewood Vineyards – Ron Yates, owner
- 2014 Good Guy – this hearty red blend of Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano and Syrah pairs well with fried turkey and hearty stuffing, and the dark fruit in the wine will sing with the cranberry sauce.
- 2015 Mourvèdre – a lighter red to put on your Thanksgiving table to pair with both turkey and ham.
- 2016 Viognier – this heartier white wine, with some light oak aging, pairs great with pumpkin and other winter squash dishes as well as mashed potatoes and gravy.