Hillside Holiday Wine Food Pairings

Hillside Holiday Wine & Food Pairings

The holiday season is upon us, and one of our favorite things about this time of year is spending quality time with our family and friends while sharing fabulous wine and delicious food. With the return of Christmas parties and in person events, the holiday hustle can quickly turn stressful if you aren’t prepared! Fear not, Hillside is here to help. Read on to learn about our favorite festive food and wine pairings!

Charcuterie & Cabernet Franc

The naturally high acidity in Cabernet Franc allows for easy pairing with a variety of textures and flavours. It can hold its own with tangy pickled preserves and cuts through the fattiness of rich cheeses and cured meats.

Roasted Root Veggies & Muscat Ottonel

Our signature varietal, Muscat Ottonel, offers a refreshingly floral flavour profile with a hint of sweetness & spice. This makes it a fantastic match for the earthy and slightly sweet flavours of roasted sweet potato, carrots & parsnips.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pinot Noir

The combination of salty bacon and earthy, herbaceous Brussels Sprouts pairs wonderfully with a wine like our Pinot Noir. Silky, delicate tannins and a complex flavour profile featuring both savory and fruity notes make this wine a great match – bonus points if there’s a Balsamic Glaze!

Roasted Turkey & Gamay Noir

A classic pairing! Fine tannins, bright acidity, and a flavor profile that shines with juicy cranberry and savory herbs make the Gamay Noir a perfect match with your Christmas turkey.

Seafood & Heritage Pinot Gris

Rich seafood such as crab legs, lobster, and salmon pair beautifully with a fuller bodied white wine like our Heritage Pinot Gris. The creamy & supple palate and flavours of ripe tropical fruit make a seafood dish shine.

Glazed Ham & Gewurztraminer

The salty-sweet richness of glazed ham calls for a wine with a hint of sweetness, bright acidity and lots of bold fruit flavours. We love it with our award winning Gewurztraminer.

Prime Rib & Mosaic

A big, hearty cut of beef calls for a big, hearty red wine. Enter our iconic red blend Mosaic. Bold and complex with velvety tannins and a flavour profile that boasts both fruity and savoury elements, Mosaic will make your Prime Rib melt in your mouth.

Trifle & Kerner Ice Wine

A rich, creamy dessert like trifle will make a stunning match with our Kerner Ice Wine. The acidity of the ice wine effortlessly cuts through the creamy custard while the sweetness will enhance the fruity, vanilla flavours of this many-layered holiday favorite.

Christmas Pudding & Soirée

Rich, decadent and divine – this holiday dessert packs a flavourful punch and requires a wine that delivers the same. Our Soireé Fortified boasts mocha, pipe tobacco and baked cherry aromas leading into a velvety palate of dark chocolate and stewed plum. Fortified with distilled grape spirits – making this the ultimate after-dinner delight.

Lauren Selfridge, DTC & Marketing Manager

Lauren Selfridge

DTC & Marketing Manager