5 Wines to Pair with Your Easter Feast!

Easter is fast approaching and this quintessential Spring holiday never ceases to inspire my desire for refreshing, food-friendly wines that pair beautifully with seasonally-inspired flavors.

So if you’re looking for the perfect wines to serve with your Easter feast (and perhaps all season long), here are five of my favorites that we currently have in stock at the wine shop. They all possess a beautiful balance of fruit and acidity as well as moderate alcohol and tannin that are sure to appeal to a variety of palates and pair perfectly with everything from rack of lamb to Honey Baked Ham!

  1. SYLTBAR ‘Il Concerto’ Prosecco, Friuli, Italy, NV ($18): A fabulous collaboration between husband + wife team Regina + Claus Blohm, this brisk bubbly displays delightful floral-infused aromas + flavors of golden apple, citrus + pear. It is 100% naturally produced, nothing added + nothing taken away, resulting in a waisitline friendly wine at only 49 calories a glass!

  2. Ceretto Blangé Langhe Arneis, Piedmont, Italy ($20): Fresh + fragrant this lovely white, made from 100% Arneis, is perfect for Spring with its crisp minerality + lovely notes of green apple, citrus + pear. This wine pairs perfectly with Spring salads, seafood and/or shellfish + other lighter fare.

  3. Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France ($22): This lovely, Provencal-style, DRY rose that kicked off the #RoseRevolution a decade ago is made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault + Rolle (aka Vermentino). This wine delivers delicate, mineral-infused notes of rosewater, citrus + strawberry + is perfect on its own or paired with any variety of Spring-inspired foods such as ham or lamb.

  4. Chauvet Freres Morgon Cote de Py, Beaujolais, France ($26): Spring is the perfect time to explore cru Beaujolais, like this delightful example with enticing notes of raspberry, black cherry + spice accompanied by refined tannins. Made from 100% Gamay from 55 year old vines this wine is extremely versatile at the table + pairs perfectly with ham + a variety of Spring/Easter dishes.

  5. Auteur Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Sonoma, California ($58): Hailing from Northern California’s Anderson Valley, this wine is an embodiment of the earthy, sweet beet root undertones that are indicative of the region’s Pinot Noir. This medium-bodied wine has vibrant dark red fruit on the nose and palate and delivers pure, focused flavors with a great lift on the finish from the acidity.

Stephanie Miskew
Stephanie Miskew