Wine Pairings for Your Thanksgiving Festivities

Whether you’re new to hosting or are attending Thanksgiving dinner as a guest, we’re here to help you pick the best wine for turkey dinners the Wander + Ivy way. 


Once you get the basics down, pairing food and wine will be a breeze. So, keep reading to find the best wine for Thanksgiving and start earning your sommelier status. 

 

Time to Wine and Dine 

Let’s find the best wine for Thanksgiving, shall we? As you might expect, turkey wine pairings vary depending on the flavor profile you go for. Some seasoning blends call for a rich, hearty red, while others might warrant a soft white. Or, you can always jazz things up with a rosé. When it comes to wine, we don’t think you can really go wrong. 

 

Red Wine (e.g., Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)

When you think about Thanksgiving and wonder what wine goes with turkey, chances are, you think of a classic, rich red. These rich, bold flavors are great choices if you prefer dark meat like turkey thighs or if your Thanksgiving dinner includes hearty dishes like roast beef or lamb. 

Here are three of our red pours, including our newest varietal, Pinot Noir:

Pinot Noir

Wander + Ivy Pinot Noir

Made from organically grown grapes, our Pinot Noir has a dry palate with heavenly cherry flavors. The finish expresses light tannins with hints of oak and vanilla. 

  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2022
  • Region: California

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Wander + Ivy's California Cabernet Sauvignon

Our California Cabernet shows beautiful aromas of ripe boysenberry, cassis, and a touch of mocha and coffee. On the palate, this wine is supple with soft tannins and a velvety texture and is replete with black cherry and a hint of vanilla.

  • Varietal: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% other
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Region: Mendocino County, California

 

Red Blend

Wander + Ivy's Red Blend

Our Spanish red wine blend is made from organically grown Bobal and Merlot grapes and has red fruit aromas with subtle toasted notes. It is full-bodied, fresh, and balanced on the palate, with hints of chocolate and spice.

  • Varietal: 55% Bobal, 45% Merlot
  • Vintage: 2021
  • Region: Valencia, Spain

 

White Wine (e.g., Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling)

Turkey wine pairings from Wander + Ivy

White wines are equally versatile but a touch brighter. They are wonderful varietals to accompany a variety of dishes. These pours are often regarded as the best wine for Thanksgiving since they’re well-suited for lighter fare, such as white meat turkey breast, mashed potatoes, or seafood (if that’s what your family fancies). The crisp acidity of white wines helps refresh and cleanse the palate between bites and dishes—perfect for the full table that Thanksgiving brings. 

If white wine is what you’re wanting, here’s what we have to offer: 

 

Chardonnay

Wander + Ivy's California Chardonnay

Our bright California Chardonnay unleashes aromas of pear and apricot, with hints of nuts and vanilla. The palate is rich and slightly buttery and has the perfect amount of toast.

  • Varietal: 98.45% Chardonnay, 1.52% Pinot Blanc, 0.03% Muscat Canelli
  • Vintage: 2022
  • Region: Mendocino County, California

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Wander + Ivy's Sauvignon Blanc

Our Sauvignon Blanc has delightful ruby grapefruit and floral aromas. The palate is ripe with Fuji apple and melon flavors and finishes with lemon-lime and juicy guava fruit.

  • Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vintage: 2022
  • Region: Languedoc, France

 

Rosé

Wander + Ivy Rosé

Our light and crisp Rosé wine bottle is dry in style with a fresh and dainty nose of raspberry and strawberry. The palate is balanced with notes of apple, peach, and rose petals. The grapes were all organically grown in the South of France.

  • Varietal: 45% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2021
  • Region: Languedoc, France

 

Wander Over to Wander + Ivy for All Things Wine

Wander + Ivy Wine at a Thanksgiving Dinner

We’re proud to offer an elevated single-serve wine experience—one that combines the exquisite taste and terroir of premium wines made from certified organic grapes with elegant packaging and a deep-seated commitment to helping charitable organizations feed those in need.  Our mantra has always been “one glass for you, 1% for them”.

Say goodbye to wasted wine and hello to the perfect pour with our Thanksgiving wine pairings!