The 3 day countdown to Thanksgiving is on! One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the wine, shocking I know… Sometimes it can be a little daunting to pick wines for large holiday gatherings so I thought I would put together a cheat sheet of my favorite wines for Thanksgiving.
Bubbles are always a good idea if you ask me. I love including them in all of my holiday dinners because it helps make the occasion feel special. They also go great with anything salty or fried so if you fry your turkey, a bottle of bubbles is a must!
My all time favorite affordable champagne.
I linked Total Wine here, but you can also find this at most grocery stores as well!
Benvolio Prosecco, $15.99
If you live in Atlanta, Tower should have this in stock.
Most large wine shops would be a good bet, but probably not found in grocery as much.
Rose’ is a great option for Thanksgiving because it is so versatile. It has great acid with fruity notes which makes it easy to pair with most Thanksgiving dishes. The saying “rose’ all day” definitely applies when it comes to Thanksgiving.
Should be available at most major grocery stores.
Have you tried this rose’? It has the prettiest pink hue with a nice balance of red fruit flavors and nice acidity.
Copain Tous Ensemble Rose’, $19.99
Love this bottle of rose’. The wine making style is going to be very food friendly. Think high acid and low alcohol that will complement anything on the table.
Depending on your state should be available at large wine shops.
Medium Body Red Wines
When it comes to the main attraction red wines are the way to go. I would shy away from Cabernet because the tannins tend to overwhelm the meal. If you are walking the grocery isle Pinot Noir is always a safe bet. I have also listed a Zinfandel and Grenache option that will be on my Thanksgiving table.
La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, $22.99
Should be available at most national grocery stores as well as independently owned wine shops.
Oregon Pinot Noir is currently on the rise, and this one from La Crema will blow your socks off.
Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir, $44.99
If you live in Atlanta this should be available at Tower, if you live out of state you should be able to find this at major wine stores.
I know this is a bit of a splurge, but I am obsessed with this Pinot at the moment. It is from the Santa Rita Hills and has such complexity and layers for a Pinot Noir.
Yangarra Old Vine Grenache, $24.99
If you’re looking to serve something a little different try a Grenache. I like to think of it as a vamped up Pinot Noir. I love this one from Australia, but France and Spain both make fantastic options as well. If you find one from Spain it will be labeled as a “Granacha” but will be the same grape.
Hartford Court Russian River Zinfandel, $34.99
Available at most large wine shops.
I love all wines from Hartford Court, and I have for years. I think they especially knock it out of the park with this ZInfandel.
NOTE: I have linked anything that is available at Total Wine. All prices are quoted from taking the average on what I found from google. Prices will vary depending on where you live and where you shop. This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own, but I am a Jackson Family Wine employee so I tend to gravitate towards our brands.