Unfortunately it is winter. While that means colder weather, it also means lots of delicious, hearty meals and relaxing around the fire. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of great winter wines that are guaranteed to keep you warm this season!
It may look light and pleasant like Pinot Noir, but the Nebbiolo has high acidity and big tannins making it an experience you won’t soon forget while that cold weather grips you. It is a highly complex wine with floral notes and dark cherry flavours which are complemented by rich, earthy truffles. This wine won’t let you down. Try it in our 4, 6 or 8 week varieties.
- Food Pairings: risotto, charcuterie, winter squash, mushrooms and truffles
When the weather gets cold, a trip to the Outback is very much welcome! Australian Shiraz is known for its powerful black fruit flavors, savory undertones, and high ABV (14%-15%), thanks to plentiful Down Under sunshine. It’s not for the faint of heart or palate, but it’ll warm you up in a hurry. Try one of our many Shiraz or Shiraz blends.
- Food Pairings: grilled meats, venison, and boar
Earthy and rustic, it goes with all kinds of winter eats. This blend is famous for its full, dry character and elegant flavours of cherries and blackberries. Sturdy and robust, with tangy undertones and a slight spiciness. Check out our 4, 6 and 8 week varieties!
- Food Pairings: tomato sauce, roasted winter veggies, sausage, pizza and hard cheeses
We know this is an obvious choice, but it wouldn’t be a winter wine list without Cabernet Sauvignon. We’re all eating big, hearty meals in preparation for hibernation, and Cab is an obvious choice for pairing. The Cab has rich, intense aromas, deep berry fruits, healthy tannins, and a smooth, lingering finish. Try our Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia, France or California.
- Food Pairings: pepper steak, brisket, holiday roast, duck, goose, lentils, and mashed potatoes
Sure, not everyone likes a nice oaked Chardonnay, but there is a time and place for every wine; and right now, its time for rich, buttery Chardonnay. Full-bodied with dominant flavors of vanilla, butter, caramel—and a touch of citrus—it’s quite an alternative to egg nog and hot buttered rum. We’ve got a Chardonnay for that!
- Food Pairings: chicken, turkey, sea bass, lobster, comté and gruyere cheese, mushrooms, cream sauce pasta, and cream-based soups
Sure it seems like this flowery white wine known for its apricot, peach and honeysuckle flavors doesn’t belong on a winter wine list. We bet, however, that by Late January you’re probably going to need springtime in a glass. Check out our lovely Viogniers!
A gamier, more untamed alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon. This beautiful wine has aromas of ripe berries & subtle spice. On the palate, sweet plum & black fruit with a hint of tobacco. It is the perfect accompaniment for hearty meat dishes, lamb or herbed pork tenderloin. Check out our Mourvedre blends!