Thanksgiving Wine Suggestions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Finger Lakes wines are famously food-friendly. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the time to find that perfect bottle! From Riesling to Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir to Lemberger, there is a perfect Seneca Lake wine to pair with your plate this holiday season. The list includes Whites, Reds + Rosés, and Specialty Wines. Be sure to scroll all the way through to view them all!


Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2018 Boundary Breaks Gewurztraminer

“Gewurztraminer can be made in a spicier, dry style, or in a rich, floral sweeter style. Our 2018 Boundary Breaks Gewurztraminer is in the dry, spicier category, and it is a perfect choice for the Thanksgiving table. BUY IT HERE

Fox Run Vineyards table

Fox Run Vineyards 2017 Dry Riesling

Racy with tons of flavor intensity, this Dry Riesling is a smart match for the Thanksgiving table. Its crisp, zippy acidity is the perfect palate cleanser for savory, hearty Thanksgiving fare. BUY IT HERE

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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2018 Gewurztraminer

Gewürztraminer is one of our favorite wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. Its aromatic and slightly spicy flavors really compliment the staples of a Thanksgiving feast: Turkey & stuffing! BUY IT HERE

Atwater Estate Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay

Our Chardonnay 2016 exhibits layered texture with deep flavors of Macintosh apple, vanilla crème, and tangerine. With a hint of oak, Chardonnay is a versatile Thanksgiving wine, pairing well with poultry, pork, seafood, and vegetarian fare such as mushrooms, squash, zucchini, and seitan. A perennial favorite, Chardonnay will be sure to please all the guests at your table. BUY IT HERE

Reds + Rosés

Fulkerson Winery 2017 Bourbon Barrel Aged Syrah

We use the charred Bourbon barrels for mouth-feel and subtlety, not for Bourbon characteristics, making this wine a smooth and velvety addition to the table. The rich, soft tannins of Syrah blend with the velvety charcoal character of the oak to make a great accompaniment to the turkey. BUY IT HERE

Leidenfrost Vineyards portLeidenfrost Vineyards “Cabaret” Ruby Port-Wine

This decadent after dinner sipper is perfect for a little treat after the quintessential Thanksgiving meal. Fortified with brandy distilled from our own grapes and aged in French oak for 8 months, Cabaret is super smooth and can be paired with a range of chocolate and berry desserts or simply enjoyed by the fireplace on a frosty winter’s night. BUY IT HERE

Lamoreaux Landing 2018 T23 Unoaked Cabernet Franc

Medium in body, fruit-forward, and low in tannin, allowing it to pair with a great variety of dishes. The light nature of this red wine means it won’t overwhelm light dishes like roasted Brussel sprouts or cranberry sauce, and the intense flavor profile supports rich courses like sausage stuffing and turkey with gravy. BUY IT HERE

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2015 Zugibe Vineyards Pinot Noir

We like to cook creative dishes for most holiday gatherings, but for Thanksgiving time we’re purists. To pair seamlessly with the majority of the classic Thanksgiving fare, we like to pour Pinot Noir. The abundance of fresh autumn veggies, mixed and mashed with cranberry and herbed stuffing, compliments the earthy and fruity characters in a nicely balanced Pinot. BUY IT HERE

Seneca Shore mulled wineWhite Springs Winery Spiced Wine (non-vintage)

For a treat either before or after your Holiday dinner, our Spiced Wine is a must-have for your day. Satisfaction is as Easy as 1-2-3!  1.) Open a bottle of Spiced Wine. 2.) Pour into a crock pot and warm slowly on low, stirring occasionally with a cinnamon stick until warmed. 3.) Ladle warm wine into a mug or room temperature wine glass and sip!  We’ve added all of the spices that you need, all you need to do it warm, sip and warm up from the inside out! BUY IT HERE

Seneca Shore Wine Cellars Cranberry Wine (NV)

The perfect multi-tool to enhance your Holiday dinner. Use Seneca Shore’s Cranberry Wine to baste your ham or turkey (during the last 2 hours of cooking). Use Cranberry Wine instead of water in your dressing/stuffing mix (for an extra zing, toss in a handful of dried cranberries too). After dinner, place several pieces of fresh fruit (pineapple, melons, berries) into a wine glass and add 3/4 Cranberry Wine and 1/4 Seltzer Water or Ginger Ale/Sprite for a fun & fresh Sangria Wine Dessert!  See, we told you it was a multi-use tool, so be sure you buy more than one bottle. BUY IT HERE 

Three Brothers FamilyThree Brothers Wineries & Estates 2019 Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification is a play off the French wine Beaujolais Nouveau, an American favorite for Thanksgiving since the 1980’s. Our Nouveau is a 100% carbonic macerated Zweigelt that offers fruity notes of current and cranberry, while retaining a fresh acidity. Instant Gratification is an ideal pairing for anything from turkey, to mashed potatoes, to making your great aunt’s comments about your date bearable. BUY IT HERE

Wagner Vineyards Fathom 107

Fathom 107 is the perfect blend of both to beautifully complement your holiday meal and impress your dinner guests! The namesake of this wine is the deepest point in Seneca Lake which has been measured at 107 fathoms deep and is located directly in front of the winery. BUY IT HERE

Glenora Wine Cellars Cranberry Chablis (NV)

Your holiday cranberry doesn’t have to come in sauce form (at least, not literally). Cranberry Chablis is lively and bright, with a punch of cranberry flavor that totally holds up to the heaviness of a Thanksgiving meal. It’s perfect for pairing with dinner or a lively conversation with family and friends after the meal. (And PS: it’s delicious.) BUY IT HERE

Bubbles + Other Specialties

Atwater Estate Vineyards Bubble Pinot Noir Rose

Dry rosés are a naturally versatile wine. It’s got acidity, it has expressive notes of strawberry with a dry cranberry finish, and bubbles make it more fun to toast with. It is a perfect pairing with Thanksgiving fare. BUY IT HERE

Lakewood Vineyards Blanc de Blancs

While many save sparkling wines for “special occasions” what could be more appropriate to toast than being together. That is a really special occasion, and worthy of this special sparkler. 100% Chardonnay made in the classic champagne method, Lakewood’s Blanc de Blancs has fine delicate bubbles and a crisp fruity palate with nutty undertones, worthy of your Thanksgiving toast! BUY IT HERE

Fruit Yard Winery Chocolate Razz (NV)

When your holiday meal has been shared and everyone is too full for dessert, simply serve a glass of our Chocolate Razz.  It’s the perfect amount of “sweet” to satisfy your post-dinner haze without filling yourself up before those amazing desserts are served.  This amazing wine tastes like a decadent Chocolate Raspberry Truffle – just in liquid form.  Pour, enjoy, nap, and indulge in that pie. BUY IT HERE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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