Perfect Summer BBQ and Wine Pairings
With summer on its way, it’s time to break out the grill, throw some wine in the fridge and call family and friends for an easy, impromptu get-together. Not sure what to serve? We’re here to take the guess-work out of BBQ and wine.
It’s no secret that here at the winery, we love a good ol’ fashioned summer BBQ. Our menu inspiration comes from fresh, seasonal ingredients grown in our garden and meats and seafood that pair deliciously with our entire selection of Silver Oak and Twomey wines. With Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc to choose from, everyone is sure to find a wine – and a dish – that they love.
Tip: Planning to serve red wine and it’s 90 degrees outside? Don’t be afraid to chill your reds for 30 minutes in the fridge, bringing them to a temperature of 50-55 degrees. It will temper the tannins and bring out a more refreshing quality in the wine.
Pair a grilled steak and panzanella salad with Cabernet, Merlot or Pinot Noir.
To inspire easy BBQ entertaining, we’ve put together a cheat sheet of wine pairings with summer-ready recipes from chef Dominic Orisini. Bon Appetit!
|BEEF||Cabernet||Merlot||Pinot Noir||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Bistecca alla Fiorentina|
|Vine Grilled Hanger Steak|
|Wagyu Beef Burger|
|Flank Steak and Salsa Verde|
|PORK||Cabernet||Merlot||Pinot Noir||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Citrus-Brined Pork Chops|
|Cherry BBQ Baby Back Ribs|
|LAMB||Cabernet||Merlot||Pinot Noir||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Tamarind Glazed Lamb Kebabs|
|SEAFOOD||Cabernet||Merlot||Pinot Noir||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Garlicky Shrimp Skewers|
|Salmon Niçoise Salad|
|SIDES||Cabernet||Merlot||Pinot Noir||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Shaved Zucchini Salad|
|Heirloom Tomato Mosaic|
Looking for more recipes? Check out our Recipes & Pairings.
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