Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, food and wine! In this blog post, we'll discuss the top 10 Christmas foods and their perfect wine matches. Whether you're looking for a wine to enjoy with your Christmas dinner, or something to take to a party, we have you covered!
Food and wine pairing suggestions for Christmas
The centrepiece of any Christmas dinner, roasted turkey is a classic holiday favourite. It pairs beautifully with a rich, fuller-bodied white wine like this Chardonnay from Orange in France.
Byrne Farm Chardonnay
A classic dish for the main course, ham is a popular choice on Christmas tables around the world. For this, we recommend a lighter-bodied red wine like this Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley in Victoria.
Mount Macleod Pinot Noir
Another classic side dish, potatoes are a must-have on Christmas dinner tables. Though you'd usually match your wine with the protein rather than the side, there is no rule to say you can't. For baked potatoes, we'd recommend a more textural white wine like this Grenache Blanc blend from Roussillon in France.
EOS Grenache Blanc blend
Whether we're talking about sausages or burgers or anything else, firing up the barbecue is an Aussie Christmas tradition! For this, we recommend a ripe and full-bodied red wine like this Shiraz from Henty in Victoria.
Hochkirch Syrah (Shiraz)
A great way to add some vegetables to your meal, roasted vegetables are a quintessential part of Christmas dinner. Vegetables in general are notoriously difficult to match with wine. Difficult, but not impossible. This Sauvignon Blanc blend from Marlborough in New Zealand has just the right aromatic profile and texture to pair beautifully with your roast veggies.
Natural State Sauvignon Blanc blend
Christmas is a great time to indulge in some seafood, and prawns are usually top of the list. We'd recommend a crisp, dry rosé to pair with them such as this Provence style rosé from McLaren Vale in South Australia.
Another seafood favourite, oysters are a real delicacy and can be enjoyed before digging into the main of your Christmas feast. To pair with them, we'd recommend a fresh sparkling wine like this Pet Nat from Riverland in South Australia.
Sunny Wines Pet Nat Sparkling
A great vegetarian option or side dish, stuffed capsicum is a delicious and festive way to enjoy vegetables. For this one, we'd recommend a racy and lively white wine like this Godello from Bierzo in Spain.
Cured Meat and Cheese Board
A great way to enjoy some festive grazing, a cured meat and cheese board is always a hit. To match with this, we'd recommend a versatile, medium-bodied red that would work with all the different flavours on the board, like this divine Gamay from Burgundy in France.
Jean-Claude Chanudet ‘La Cuvée du Chat’ Gamay
The ultimate Aussie Christmas dessert, Pavlova is a must-have on many Christmas tables. To match with this sweet treat, we'd recommend a bubbly and fruity wine like this Prosecco from Veneto in Italy.
Bellenda 'Così È' - Prosecco
The final word on Christmas food and wine matching
Overall, there are lots of delicious Christmas foods that can be enjoyed and paired with wine over the festive season. Whether you're looking for a classic pairing, or something a little more adventurous, there's sure to be the perfect wine match for your Christmas feast in our natural wine collection. Shop our collection now, and if you'd like personalised recommendations from our founder and sommelier Mike, get in touch.