Plan your Festive Feasts
They don’t call it the ‘silly season’ for nothing! When it comes to the festive season, the less time spent grocery shopping and slaving away in the kitchen, and the more time spent enjoying yourself and your guests, the better.
So, to make your silly season run smoothly simply follow our delicious guide to festive feasts and their perfect wine matches.
FESTIVE FEAST MATCHES FOR WHITE WINES
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH SEMILLON
The lemon and lime characters and fine minerality of the Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon 2019 make it a truly stunning accompaniment to oysters.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH ROSÉ
With its deliciously satiny umami, fine fruit flavours and crisp finish, the Schild Estate Rosé 2020 delights alongside this fritters dish.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH PINOT GRIS
The supple textures, crisp acidity and long, juicy finish of the Reschke R-Series Pinot Gris 2021 make it a fine pairing to an earthy salad such as this.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Rich in tropical fruit flavours with mouth-watering acicity, the Saint & Scholar Sauvignon Blanc 2021 really shines when paired with gazpacho.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH VERDELHO, VERMENTINO AND BLENDS
The exotic flavours and texture of Peter Drayton's Jump Up Creek Verdelho Viognier Vermentino 2021 truly elevate this fragrant fish salad.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH CHARDONNAY
The citrus fruit flavours and subtle oak of the Robert Oatley Signature Series Chardonnay 2020 find their natural match in this aromatic chicken dish.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH OAKED SAUVIGNON BLANC
The creamy texture and subtle oak complexity of the layered Endless Sauvignon Blanc makes it an exceptional pairing with fresh and buttery asparagus.
FESTIVE FEAST MATCHES FOR RED WINES
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The red and black fruit flavours and delicate acidity of the Mitolo Jesrer Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 really elevate this Spanish-style appetiser.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH PINOT NOIR
Fragrant and flavoursome, the Tread Softly Pinot Noir 2020 savoury undertones pair beautifully with earthy and aromatic dips.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH TEMPRANILLO
The concentrated fruit flavours, soft tannins and juicy finish of the Jackson's Hill Homestretch Tempranillo 2019 make it the perfect pizza wine.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH SHIRAZ
Deep, rich and full-flavoured, the fine tannins and balanced acidity of Bailey Wine Co Hyde Park Vineyard Shiraz are a superb match with pork ribs.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH MALBEC, CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND BLENDS
The powerful tannins and drying acidity of Bleasedale The Islander Estate Vineyard Malbec 2016 pair naturally with seasoned lamb.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH SHIRAZ
Lashings of fruit and a long, complex finish make the Clarence Hill Red Label Shiraz 2018 the ideal pairing with this beautiful beef dish.
PAIRED PERFECTION WITH COOL CLIMATE SHIRAZ
A medium-weight yet robust expression, the Allinda Syrah 2016 shows a beautiful black fruit core, sinewy tannins and vibrant acidity, making it a truly mouth-watering wine to enjoy with a fragrant curry.