Thanksgiving Turkey and Wine Pairings

Knowing which wine to pair with your turkey is not as overwhelming as it may seem. The flavor of the turkey, with its juicy texture, pairs well with several grape varietals. Whether you are a red or white wine lover, we have the most extensive selection for you.

Top Wines to Pair with Turkey


Chardonnay wine’s crisp acidity, mineral undertones, and fruit-forward nature bring out the best of the turkey’s flavor. Chardonnay is also a great choice for basting a turkey.


  1. Bread and Butter Wines Chardonnay California
  2. JaM Cellars Chardonnay Butter California
  3. Josh Cellars Chardonnay
Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir’s high acidity and versatility at the dinner table make it a good choice for pairing. Not only with turkey, but with all the sides that will be going on your plate.


  1. Meiomi Pinot Noir
  2. Dark Horse Wine Pinot Noir California
  3. Clos Du Bois Pinot Noir California

Zinfandel is a staple at the Thanksgiving table with its jammy, juicy, and fruit-forward taste, pairing well with both light and dark meats.


  1. Decoy Zinfandel California
  2. Joel Gott Zinfandel California
  3. Napa Cellars Zinfandel Napa Valley

Visit NH Liquor & Wine Outlet in-store or online to purchase your next Thanksgiving wines!

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