As the harvest season in Dry Creek Valley wraps up, fall has made its grand entrance. From the sweet smell of pumpkin spice to the crisp feeling in the air, autumn makes its presence known. As the fall festivities begin, here is part two of our suggested wine pairings from Dry Creek Valley to guide your way through the season.
Football Game Wine
With football season kicking off, don’t forget that many of your favorite gameday snacks pair just as well with wine as they do with beer! Next time you’re watching a game at home and cheering on your favorite team, here are some Dry Creek Valley wine pairing touchdowns. Try a bright rosé–pink may look delicate, but your friends will be surprised by the versatility and power of these tasty wines. Try Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Michel-Schlumberger Rosé of Merlot, Truett-Hurst Salmon Run Zin Rosé.
Pumpkin Carving Wine
Carving a pumpkin is an essential family activity each October. In Sonoma County, you’ll find many locally-grown pumpkins to choose from, too. Give your pumpkin a face and make it a party with a tasty Dry Creek Valley red blend. They will even taste great with freshly roasted pumpkin seeds! Try Roadhouse Winery Eric’s Red Blend, West Wines West Tuscan Cuvee, Teldeschi Terranova.
Back to school Tuesday Night Wine
School is back in session! Whether you’re a parent of grade school students or in graduate school yourself, this means busy days and afternoon activities. Here are some wines that will help you unwind from the day, and pair perfectly with simple spaghetti or a mid-week stir fry. With pasta, try Unti Vineyards Barbera, Passalacqua Saini Farms Sangiovese. With stir fry, try Mill Creek Gewurztraminer, Cast Wines Sauvignon Blanc.
To view part one of our pairing suggestions for fall, click here.