Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner

The wine you pair with your Thanksgiving meal, for some can make or break the meal. Below is a guide to some of the perfect wines for your diners this weekend.

Charcuterie Board

Having the perfect wine pairing with your charcuterie board is important. Depending on the cheeses and meats you chose the wine can change. The Rosé below is one that you can never go wrong with.

Phantom Creek 2019 Rosé

This rosé has “an elegant rose gold hue, seductive notes of fresh strawberry and red fruit, compliment by a deliciously textured and balanced finish.” It is Cabernet Franc Dominant that spent 2 months in French oak and two months in stainless steel.

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Since turkey is not a very powerful meat, your wine does not need to be either. A full Bodied White Wine to a medium bodied red will be the perfect match.


Wild Goose Pinot Gris

For the white wine lovers, this classic BC Pinot Gris is a perfect pairing for a Turkey dinner. With it’s balanced texture of orchard fruit and

CheckMate’s Little Pawn 2015 Chardonnay

This wine is amazing. Recently being here in September, I had the opportunity to try this and I know my family will be having this with our turkey. This wine has, “captivating floral nose with hints of rose petal, cinnamon spice and lemon zest. On the palate, subtle richness, hints of cream and beautiful oak integration create a wine of restrained elegance, with substantial length.”

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Last year the 2015 Little Pawn Chardonnay scored 100 Points, being the first winery in Canada to ever do so and they followed up with their 2016 vintage scoring 100 Points as well.


Cedar Creek 2017 Platinum Block 4 Pinot Noir

This Cedar creek Pinot Noir has savoury gamey notes and plum and a hint of spice with a long red currant finish.

Pumpkin Pie

The wine you are pairing with a complex and heavy flavoured dessert, like pumpkin pie, needs to either be a light and crisp white or a spicy darker red.


La Frenz Alexandria

La Frenz Alexandria is a blend made with 50% Muscat and 50% Schonberger. Alexandria has an extraordinary amount of exotic tropical fruit flavours of grilled pineapple, cantaloupe and dried apple along with floral flavours of elderflower and honeysuckle. This wine has “a beautiful finish that doesn’t know when to quit!”

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Black Hills 2017 Syrah

Black Hills is a fantastic winery with a great atmosphere. The lower patio has cabanas and a pool where you can sit out and enjoy your tasting. The experience at Black Hills is one you will never forget. But back to the wine. This Black Hills Syrah has ripe raspberry and black cherry aromas with hits from freshly cracked pepper. It has dark chocolate and sweet baking spice tasting notes.

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