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How to Pair Wine with Your Brunch Dishes

Brunch is a leisurely way to catch up with friends and family over a feast of sweet and savory food. Whether your family enjoys pancakes, French toast, or smoked salmon, there is a perfect wine to pair with any brunch dish. The team at Theorem Vineyard has shared how to pair wine with a variety of dishes on your brunch table.

Wine Pairings with Sweet Dishes

Many of us enjoy sweet dishes like pancakes or French toast during brunch. When pairing wine with sweet foods, you want a wine that is light and delicate. We recommend 2017 Stony Hill White Riesling. This wine is made off-dry and is nicely balanced with crisp acidity. This wine has appealing floral and fruity aromas and flavors that pair wonderfully with sweet brunch dishes.

Wine Pairings with Vegetable Dishes

If you like eating dishes like a vegetable frittata, veggie grain bowls, or avocado toast, for brunch, then a sparkling wine is the best pairing option. We recommend paring your vegetable dishes with 2001 Reserve Late Disgorged, Schramsberg. This sparkling wine features complex flavors of apple tart, grapefruit, candied ginger, and roasted almond that results in a fresh and textured finish.

Wine Pairings with Egg Dishes

If you like eggs benedict or smoked salmon eggs benedict during your brunch gatherings, then you’ll want to pair it with a wine that mirrors the creaminess and has enough weight to stand up to its richness. We recommend 2017 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. This wine has characteristics of wet stones, lime blossom, green apple and a touch of honeysuckle on the finish. This wine is pure and precise which makes a perfect pair for egg dishes.

Wine Pairings with Seafood Dishes

Delicious salmon brunch dishes pair wonderfully with a light-bodied Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc is bright, crisp, and lively white wine with a lot of citrus and herbal aromas and flavors. Sauvignon Blanc wines have dominant citrus flavors—creating the effect of a squeezed lemon on smoked salmon. It pairs perfectly with seafood dishes because it highlights the flavors of the fish. Theorem will be releasing a Sauvignon Blanc in 2019!

Wine Pairings with Meat Dishes

Brunch dishes featuring red meat pair well with earthy wines like Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc is a medium-body wine that is predominantly aged in neutral barrels and has red fruit, earthy, and black fruit flavors. Medium-bodied wine pairs perfectly with rich, savory, and smoky flavors of bacon or brisket. Theorem will soon be releasing our very own Merlot that will pair beautifully with brunch meat plates! More details will be released as we get close to the actual release date.

Visit Theorem Vineyards 

Exploring wines shouldn’t stop at your brunch table. We at Theorem Vineyards invite you and friends to visit our Napa Valley winery. At Theorem, we seek to create wines that tell a story of the site and the soils from where they originate. Our vineyard is nestled on the northern slope of Diamond Mountain in Calistoga, approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. This breathtaking location allows our wines to take advantage of a unique blend of terroir. Experience spectacular views, aromatic gardens, and delicious wines in our winery.

We hope you will join us at Theorem Vineyards to see spectacular views and taste delicious wines. Schedule an appointment at (707) 942-4254 or leave us a message on our contact form.