Choosing the right wines for your Christmas table is well, really important. But the great thing about wine these days is, there are no rules. Sauvignon Blanc with beef? Go right ahead. Pinot Noir with dessert? Why not. Play with flavors and discover your favorites. We asked our Food and Beverage Manager Sarah Desgrez, also a Level 2 Sommelier, to share her favorite wines for the Christmas table and how she’d pair them.
Our favorite wine selections for your Christmas table. From bubbly to cabernet, you can find all of these bottles in Chanterelle Restaurant at Pronghorn Resort.
Let us do the pairing for you! Join us in Chanterelle for Christmas Eve Dinner prepared by Chef Kevin Linde and wow your guests with a three-course luxurious and incredibly festive prix fixe dinner. We’ll help you select and pour the perfect wines.
Veuve Clicquot Brut
Veuve Clicquot is Sarah’s go-to bubbly. As many good French women would tell you, when you’re looking for bubbly, only true French champagne will do. This brut is light, not too acidic and easy to drink. Perfect with oysters (on our Christmas Eve menu) or cheese.
2013 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc
This Napa wine is one of Sarah’s all-time favorites. A mixture of elegance and comfort, with hints of citrus, if you’re going for a Sauvignon Blanc, this is the one. It is fantastic with seafood or even a dessert cheese plate.
2012 Bergstrom Sigrid Chardonnay
The Sigrid is not what a true chardonnay tastes like, which to Sarah, is what makes it so awesome. Almost like an aperitif it is perfect with a really great salad or seafood. Look for our Bergstrom Wine Dinner in June for more incredible selections from this gorgeous Oregon winery.
Stoller Pinot Noir
Sarah was always a cabernet person until she moved to Oregon and began tasting the state’s Pinot Noirs and Syrah, especially from the Walla Walla region. The Stoller Pinot Noir is a perfect choice for a night spent sitting and drinking with friends, or alongside a turkey or a ham.
Archery Summit Archus Estate Pinot Noir
Like butter in your mouth. How’s that for a “I need it now” description of Pinot Noir? It’s so true with this selection from Archery Summit. The bold palate is incredibly smooth and perfect with a prime rib or nice filet (like Chef Linde’s Christmas Eve main course, Beef Tenderloin Wellington).
Hailing from the same family as Stag’s Leap, Sarah says the Shafer is simply “amazing.” Great with pork, but also lends itself to dessert pairings. “I had it with a fantastic pecan tart the last time I had this bottle, incredible!”
Rosé always feels festive. Light, pretty and wonderful for casual holiday get-togethers and appetizers. Stoller’s rosé is a fantastic selection.
Where can you find all of these wines? You can find all of these bottles on our wine list in Chanterelle and Cascada, so if you’re coming to Christmas Eve Dinner you are in luck! If you’re hosting dinners and celebrations at home, Sarah recommends Newport Avenue Market for their fantastic selection and helpful, knowledgeable staff.