Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Thanksgiving is a time to connect with family and friends over amazing seasonal dishes. While you are planning all your Thanksgiving dishes this holiday season don’t forget the most important part of your thanksgiving meal… the wine.  Zinfandel is a great Thanksgiving wine because it is a uniquely American wine. See below for our top pairings for zinfandel and more!


1. Smoked Turkey with Truett Hurst Zinfandel

Turkey is the most traditional Thanksgiving dish of them all and a smoked turkey that is already prepared means more time for family. The sweet, fruity flavors of a Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel are a great match for dark and smoked turkey meat. A fruity Truett Hurst Zinfandel pairs perfectly with our classic thanksgiving main dish.

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2. Honey Baked Ham with Armida Pinot Grigio

For some, a honey baked ham is a Thanksgiving delicacy. Honey baked ham is salty with a sweet honey glazed skin. Honey baked ham and Armida Pinot Grigio pair nicely together as the acidity in the wine is a nice balance to the sweetness of the ham.

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3. Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Bella Vineyards Chardonnay 

Mashed potatoes are creamy and delicious Thanksgiving side dish. Chardonnay has a light body and is a great pairing with creamy and lightly seasoned dishes such as mashed potatoes. Bella Vineyards Chardonnay, light on the oak, would be a fantastic addition to this classic side dish.

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4. Green Bean Casserole and Crispy Onions with Chateau Diana Riesling

Green bean casserole is a creamy delicious side dish with crunchy crispy onions.  A fresh, dry Riesling with stone fruit flavor will balance the creamy and crispy textures of the green bean casserole. Chateau Diana’s Riesling is the perfect pairing for this classic side dish.

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5. Mushroom and Sausage Stuffing with Dutcher Crossing Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a light red wine with earthy undertones. A  perfect pairing with classic sausage and mushroom stuffing for your Thanksgiving meal.

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6. Cranberry Sauce with Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc

The acidity and sweetness provided by cranberry sauce is the perfect accent to your turkey, mashed potatoes or stuffing. When adding cranberry sauce to your Thanksgiving dish, pair with a crisp and herbal Sauvignon Blanc to add the perfect touch to your meal.

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Feeling full?? A sparkling wine with any Thanksgiving dessert is a light and delicious way to end your meal!



7. Pumpkin Pie with Sbragia Family Vineyards Sparkling Wine

Pumpkin pie is everyones favorite way to end a meal spent with loving family and friends. To celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and a delicious pumpkin pie pair with a Sbragia Family Vineyards Sparkling wine.

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8. Sweet Potato Pie with Mill Creek Vineyards Gewurtztraminer

Although a less common Thanksgiving dessert, sweet potato pie is still an essential part of many families Thankgiving. A crisp and sweet Gewurtztraminer from Mill Creek Vineyards will compliment the sweet and creamy texture of a sweet potato pie perfectly.

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