Thanksgiving Day 2021 is just two weeks away! For most American families, Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest and most important meal of the entire year. If you haven’t started planning your big feast yet, don’t worry. We’ve created this specially curated 4-course Thanksgiving meal plan complete with recipes and wine pairings to save you time!
Each of these wines is available for purchase individually, but you can save 33% by buying all 4 together for just $99. Enjoy!
APPLE BRIE SALAD
Paired With: SUNSTONE 2020 GRENACHE BLANC
Any dish with apples in it is perfect for Fall because apples are in season and can be picked fresh. And there is no better way to start a meal than with a salad. This particular recipe seems like it was ready-made to pair with our new 2020 Grenache Blanc. This recently released wine has notes of green apple and white pepper, which matches perfectly with the chopped apples, apple cider, apple cider vinegar, and pepper in the salad. To top it off, the soft creaminess of the brie cheese reigns in the bright acidity in the wine. This is the perfect way to start off your holiday feast!
GUINNESS & BLACKBERRY BEEF STEW
Paired With: SUNSTONE 2019 FIVE ERAS
Soups and stews make for great appetizers and are a classic way to warm up during the Fall. This recipe is a hearty beef stew slow-cooked with Guinness beer and blackberries. Beef, of course, is a natural pairing with many red wines and this one is no exception. Our 2019 Five Eras is a Bordeaux-style red blend with a flavor profile that matches the dish perfectly. It has notes of blackberries and black pepper, which are both ingredients in the stew. The roasted coffee notes of the Guinness also match well with the toasted oak notes in the wine. Your guests are sure to enjoy this great combination of flavors!
CRANBERRY-GLAZED BBQ TURKEY BREAST
Paired With: SUNSTONE 2019 PINOT NOIR, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Pinot Noir is by far the most versatile and food friendly red wine. There is no more classic pairing on Thanksgiving Day than Pinot Noir and Turkey. Pinot can complement many different styles of turkey, from classic roasted turkey to grilled or even fried. This delicious recipe takes classic roasted turkey, but adds a cranberry barbecue glaze. The tart rhubarb and sour cherry notes in our 2019 Pinot Noir complement the same character in the cranberry glaze, while the sweet tobacco notes work well with the BBQ flavors. The higher acidity in the wine will also bring out the juiciness in the turkey. Our mouths are watering just thinking about this one!
PEACH RASPBERRY COBBLER WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM
Paired With: SUNSTONE 2020 GRENACHE ROSÉ
Speaking of mouthwatering, wait until you try this pairing to close out your perfect meal. No other wine could possibly match this dessert better than our 2020 Grenache Rosé. This rosé has notes of white peach, raspberries and vanilla…which happen to be the exact main ingredients of this cobbler. Even the secondary flaors mesh well with the spice character in the wine matching the cinnamonin the recipe and the citrus notes matching the lemon juice. Everyone is going to be asking you where you got this recipe and wine. You know where to send them!