Temecula Winery
Temecula Wine Tasting

Temecula Wine Pairing

Pairing wine with your favorite foods complements the flavors, aromas, and textures of the wine. Certain foods do not pair as well with wine as others, these can include, shell fish due to iodine content as well as many desserts with non-dessert wines .

The wine pairing guide below will give you a basic overview of pairing food with your favorite Temecula Winery wine. When taking your wine tasting tour be sure to consult the various Temecula Wineries for wine pairing suggestions.

Merlot: Pairs well with game birds, chicken, pork, and veal.

Zifandel: Widely produced in California, Zifandel pairs well with grilled meat, bbq and other American cuisine.

Riesling: A sweeter wine available in both rose and white, is usually paired with light meals such as fish, salad and vegetables.

Chardonnay: A popular white wine that, like Merlot, pairs well with lighter meat such as Chicken, Game Birds, Pork, and Veal.

Cabernet Sauvignon: A heavier red wine that pairs well with red meat.

Pinot Noir: Similar to Merlot and Chardonnay, Pinot Noir is a lighter red wine that pairs well with chicken, game birds, veal and pork.

Sauvignon Blanc: Like Riesling, Saugvignon Blanc pairs well with Salads, Vegetables, Fish.

Syrah: Red Meat, Grilled Meat