Takeout Tastings: Your Go-To 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.
Follow our simple guide below to make your next Greek meal even more memorable with the perfect wine pairings. Kalh orexh!
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.
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.
MEDITERRANEN FOOD LOVES ROSÉ
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.
For more great food and wine combinations, be sure to check out our dedicated Food and Wine Pairing pages.