The Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Restaurant’s Holiday Feasts

Restaurant Wine Menu

During the holidays, restaurants around the country remain open to offer exclusive, comprehensive holiday menus. Designed for patrons that prefer convenience or – more often – lack the time to cook a six course meal for their entire extended family, these restaurant menus often include all of the standard holiday fare: roasted meats, candied vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy. But, if you’ve decided to offer a special holiday menu, how can you really wow your customers? How can you ensure that they have a memorable experience? Today, we’re going to help you craft a delicious wine menu to pair with your holiday feasts.

Pinot Noir

With its strong berry flavor, Pinot Noir is a great way to complement your menu’s poultry items. For the same reason that people love cranberry sauce with their turkey, they will enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir: the tart acidity balances the hearty flavors of the accompanying main dish.


Luscious, buttery mashed potatoes and gravy are even better when partnered with a good Chardonnay. With their full-bodied flavor and oaky notes, Chardonnay helps to complement the creaminess of the butter and the earthiness of the potatoes.

Sweet Riesling

As all good holiday dinners are judged by the quality of their desserts, you’ll need a suitably sweet wine to pair with your final dish. A fruity, sweet Riesling can help to enhance the flavors of a sweet dessert, such as apple pie.

Vintage Wine Company would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers – and friends – a happy and safe holiday season. On our end, we’re grateful every year for the relationships that we’ve formed, the customers that we’ve earned and the wines that we’ve tasted! If you’d like to talk to us to discuss creating a memorable restaurant wine menu, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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