There are few things as blissful as a perfectly paired dish with a great wine. With the help of my friends at Sandhill Wines, I always find a match! Keep reading to enjoy a round up of my favourite wine paired recipes and to enter our Date Night Valentine’s Giveaway valued at over $800!
I am lucky to live in one of the world’s best regions for award winning wines. I have found some go-to’s over the years that bring extra life to the recipes that I LOVE making for you! If you haven’t had a chance to try a Sandhill wine yet, please exit the rock you’ve been living under (just kidding, who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past year?) and go enter the giveaway below!
The giveaway is filled with all the things you’ll need for a date night at home IN STYLE. But first up, some wine paired recipes to get you inspired. Don’t forget to join us on our Instagram Live on Friday February 12th at 4pm PST where we will be talking all things wine and food with Sandhill’s talented winemaker Sandy Leier and announcing the giveaway winner! Let’s get a head start on this conversation, shall we?
What Wine to Serve with Salmon?
The best wine to pair with salmon really depends on how it is prepared. Creamy rich sauces call for a Chardonnay, while something bright like our Lime Capellini are complimented with a Pinot Gris. These Salmon Cakes with Dill Tartar Sauce pair so beautifully with a crisp white, or this Lime Capellini (plus it used wine in it!) topped with some scallops, shrimp or salmon. This is a simple but elegant dish, perfect for sharing!
What Food Goes Well with Rosé?
Is this a trick question? Pretty sure the correct answer is any food? LOL! I adore a chilled glass of rosé, and tend to pair it with things like a charcuterie board with all the fixings, or a crisp and fresh salad. This refreshing Avocado Shrimp Citrus Salad is a match made in heaven with a glass of rosé and I’m in love with the pretty colour of this French Provence-style rosé! It starts off refreshing and juicy and finishes off dry with notes of pink grapefruit that makes it perfect for this salad. This rosé also pairs well with seafood, light pastas, salads, or fish tacos.
Pairing Mushrooms & Wine
A Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Merlot go so well with a hearty mushroom dish, with sharp parmesan. This Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi is the perfect example! P.S. It also has goat cheese in it – sub cream cheese if desired – and is quite drool-worthy! Nothing says romance quite like simmering pasta aromas and a glass of comforting red vino… just sayin’.
Wines to Pair with Appetizers
There isn’t much more “Okanagan” than combining local wine and peaches (wait a couple of months for this one)! These Peach, Chèvre and Honey Crostini’s are one of my favourites appetizers paired with a Sauvignon Blanc. These are insanely easy to make and really show off the flavours of these beautiful local ingredients in those warmer months! These Spring Garden Mini Quiches go well with a Pinot Gris, or for something more cozy try my Cranberry Brie Hand Pies with a Sandhill Merlot, brimming with ripe plum, berries and is full-bodied, with a dry finish… yum! Creating a date night at home full of appetizers and wine sounds like a fabulous idea doesn’t it?! When in doubt a cheeseboard does the trick too. Head to my How to Make a Cheese Board Video for inspiration!
Our $800 Valentine’s Giveaway Details!
You all deserve some major TLC this Valentine’s Day! One lucky winner will win all the items needed for a date night at home! With quality dishes and glassware, award winning wine and a few Fraîche goodies valued at $800 you won’t want to miss this. See below for how to enter (click on the box and follow the instructions).
The Giveaway Includes:
- Signed copy of Fraiche Food, Full Hearts Cookbook
- Palermo dinner plates from The Cross Design
- Wine glasses x4
- $250 Gift Card to Superstore
- $250 Gift Card to the Sandhill Urban Winery
- Fraîche Wine Guide Print
This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to our winner Franca T.
Roberta MacQuarrie says
This is so amazing! My mouth is watering! 🥰🍷🍷🍷
Donna Mitchell Hedges says
Love the wine pairing suggestions!
Jackie Harvey says
Those Salmon cakes are my absolute favourite!!
Would love to try the wine pairing with them 🙂
Diane Isaac says
What a wonderful gift to receive during these trying times. Thanks for the opportunity
OMG! I’m moving to Kelowna this August… this would be the best housewarming gift EVER! xo 🙂
Tori W. says
Hi Chantal! Welcome (almost) to Kelowna! My fingers and toes are crossed for you and this giveaway. Tori
I love all❣️❣️❣️
I’ve had the worst year last year. Starting out 2021 with a win would be awesome! Love Tori’s stories.