Holiday Wine Pairings!

2020 Thanksgiving Pairings:

Appetizers: Start your Turkey Day off with a Dry Brut Champagne (Blanc de Noirs or Blanc de Blanc), a light dry white wine such as our Pinot Grigio, or for something with a touch of sweetness like our Kerner or Grand Lacs Blanc

First Course (Soup or Salad): 2018 Dry Riesling, 2017 Pinot Grigio or Grand Lacs Blanc. Something light and fruity pairs great with the lighter soup or salad fare. Dry Riesling is a fantastic pairing with pumpkin or butternut squash soup. Check out one of our favorite recipes here!

Turkey or Ham Pairings: For a light dry red, our 2017 Pinot Noir is a tasty pair. If you’d like a white or rosé, try the 2018 Dry Gewurztraminer, 2018 Dry Riesling, 2018 Kerner or our new Great Lakes Rosé.

Darker Meats: We recommend a nice dry or semi-dry red with your darker meats. The 2017 Merlot, 2017 Meritage or Pheasant Run Red are all great options.

Sweeter Wines for Thanksgiving Meats: For you sweet wine lovers the 2018 Sweet Riesling, Lighthouse Red & Lighthouse White are good go-to options for your Thanksgiving meal.

Mashed Potatoes & Stuffing: The smooth and rich 2018 Reserve Chardonnay or the delicately fruity Pinot Blanc.

Rich Chocolate Desserts: The fruit-forward 2017 Merlot, semi-dry Pheasant Run Red or for a sweet red our Ruby Rosé.

Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie: Something with a bit of sweetness pairs great with pie! Silver Beach Sauterne or Semi Sweet Riesling have just the right sweetness to pair with your dessert.

Dessert Wines: Cherry Wine and all of our delicious Ice Wines!

If you’re a dry wine drinker shopping for your sweet wine loving family & friends: Sweet Reisling, Lighthouse Red, Lighthouse White, or any of our Ice Wines

If you’re a sweet wine drinker shopping for your dry wine loving family & friends: Chardonnay Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Dry Gewurztraminer, 2017 Merlot, 2017 Meritage or Pheasant Run Red

If you want a crowd pleasing wine with just a touch of sweetness: Grand Lacs Blanc, 2018 Kerner or Grand Lacs Rouge

Shopping on a budget? Some of our great wines at great prices are listed below:

Dry Red: 2017 Pinot Noir | $19

Dry White: 2017 Pinot Grigio|$16

Semi-Dry Red: Grand Lacs Rouge|$11

Semi-Dry White: Grand Lacs Blanc|$11

Semi-Sweet White: Lighthouse White | $10

Semi-Sweet Red: Ruby Rosé | $9