Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Easter Meals

easter wine pairings

Easter will soon be upon us, which means delicious springtime meals such as ham, salads, macaroni, and lamb. Many of the most popular Easter dishes are foods we don’t often serve throughout the rest of the year. Because of this, it can be tricky to know which wines pair best with your main course for the holiday. Don’t worry though, we have a quick list of Easter wine pairings for all your favorite spring wines with some of this year’s most popular meals!

Honey Ham

Ham, especially one with a sugary glaze, is very popular this time of year. We recommend serving it with either a sweet Riesling or Beaujolais.

Jadot Beaujolais Villages

8627 Jadot Beaujolais Villages

Ch Ste Michelle Riseling

8264 Ch Ste Michelle Riseling

Rack of Lamb

If you’re serving lamb on Easter Sunday, you have several wines to choose from. Two we are especially fond of with lamb are Petite Sirah and Pinot Noir.Meiomi Pinot Noir

11213 Meiomi Pinot Noir

Petite Petit Sirah

46201 Petite Petit Sirah


Scalloped Potatoes

Potatoes make a great side dish for most Easter meals. We recommend pairing them with either a Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay.

Kim Crawford Svgn Blanc

32915 Kim Crawford Svgn Blanc

Kendall Jackson Avant Chardonnay

15105 Kendall Jackson Avant Chardonnay

Pork Loin

Pork is another popular choice this spring! It pairs well with a variety of wines, but we find that Zinfandel or Syrah/Shiraz pair best with it.

Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel

39335 Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel

19 Crimes Shiraz

28093 19 Crimes Shiraz


This popular, spring side-dish can be tricky to pair! However, we suggest either a Pinot Gris or Gruner Veltliner.

Hopler Gruner Veltliner

33731 Hopler Gruner Veltliner

Acrobat Pinot Gris

12994 Acrobat Pinot Gris

Green Salads

Don’t overlook your salads! Many wines compliment green salads very well. A few of our favorites are Rosé and Vinho Verde.Miraval Cotes de Provence Rose

19224 Miraval Cotes de Provence Rose

Broadbent Vinho Verde White

44915 Broadbent Vinho Verde White

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