A Guide for Matching Wine With Greek Dishes
Embrace your inner Greek god or goddess and enjoy the delicious colours and flavours of one of Australia’s most-loved Mediterranean cuisines.
Made using fantastically fresh ingredients including lamb, seafood, vegetables, beans, pulses, olives and olive oil, herbs, cheese, and yoghurt, there’s a dish for every taste and every occasion, and of a course a wine style to match.
But what goes better with Greek food red or white wine? The answer is, both! Read on for best wine pairings for Greek meals!
LAMB SOUVLAKI WITH TZATZIKI
Spicy, light to medium-bodied reds are ideal with grilled and barbequed favourites like souvlaki or gyros.
Pair with: Grenache and Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre (GSM).
Alternative options: Pinot Noir, Nero d’Avola or Merlot.
Serve the savoury, richer wine styles with a hearty yet gentle moussaka, but nothing too overpowering.
Wine to match: Tempranillo.
Alternative options: Sangiovese, Barbera or Shiraz.
This deliciously creamy spinach and filo pie is perfect with one of the fuller and textural white varieties.
Wine to match: Fiano.
Alternative options: Chardonnay, Verdelho or Arneis.
What wine pairs best with Greek salad? Colourful, crunchy and healthy, a classic Greek salad is perfect enjoyed with a zesty white or Rosé.
Wine to match: Sauvignon Blanc.
Alternative options: Semillon and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé or Pinot G.
DOLMADES WITH OLIVES AND FETA
Light, fresh and great to share, these Greek finger foods lend themselves to light and savoury varieties.
Wine to match: Vermentino.
Alternative options: Riesling, Gruner Veltliner or Rosé.
MEDITERRANEAN FOOD LOVES ROSÉ
What kind of wine goes well with Greek chicken and feta? Rosé is always great with Mediterranean food and can be enjoyed as an alternative to whites and light to medium-bodied reds on most occasions.
Follow our simple guide below to make your next Greek meal even more memorable with the perfect wine pairings. Kalh orexh!
What are the guidelines for pairing wine and food? We've got all the answers in our 'Pairing Food and Wine Guide'.
For more great food and wine combinations, be sure to check out our dedicated Food and Wine Pairing pages.