Pairing wines with an Easter meal can seem daunting. The table often features lighter meats like honey-baked ham, roast chicken, or lamb and a wealth of bright spring vegetables alongside heartier fare like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. Throw in the fact that many of us take our big Easter Sunday celebration as a brunch or lunch, and choosing a wine that feels both seasonally and palette appropriate can be downright tricky.
To help ease that Easter anxiety, we searched out the best bottles to serve at your celebration—no matter what’s gracing the table.
Dominio Del Rey Rosé
Domino Del Rey Sparkling Rosé Wine is an elegant effervescent wine that is designed specifically for hotter climates. This Sparkling Rosé Wine is produced in the Valdepenas region of Spain which is made by blending the white Airon grape with the red Cencibel grape to produce this remarkable SparklingRosé. It is a pale petal pink wine that boasts floral notes and zesty summer fruits. It has a light elegant aroma and a smooth strawberry finish.
Schramsberg Brut Rosé
Bubbles are always a good way to start a celebration, and the lively berry notes and bright acidity of this California bottle (not to mention its festive pink shade) are a sure winner for spring appetizers.
Ferghettina Franciacorta Brut Cuvee
Made in the same traditional style as champagne, this Italian sparkler has toasty, slightly nutty notes that play well equally well with all of those Easter morning baked goods and seafood starters.
Flowers Rosé Win
We’re in favor of rosé for all seasons, but if you’re still reserving everyone’s favorite pink drink for the warmer months, Easter (the unofficial, official start of spring) is the perfect time to start sipping. This Sonoma bottle, with notes of berries and stonefruit accented by a subtle herbaceousness, sets the springtime mood flawlessly.
Liquid Farm Rosé
Liquid Farm has a reputation for rosés with “glou-glou”—the French term for that easy-drinking quality that makes it a perfect pairing for virtually anything on your Easter plate, from eggs, to ham, to spring greens.
Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Gewurztraminer
While meats like lamb might have you reaching for a red, the rich floral notes of rose and delicate spice on the palate make this subtle, refreshing wine an excellent choice for gamey fare and bright herbs.
Domaine Laroche Chablis Les Vaudevey Premier Cru
Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Chardonnay is always a crowdpleaser, and this classic bottle from Napa offers a versatile palette of honey, tropical fruit, and buttery pastry that makes it a fine pairing for all of your Easter table favorites.
K Vintners The Boy Grenache
If guests prefer a red wine, a grenache like this bottle from Washington can offer the boldness you need to take on richer foods, while notes of ripe raspberry and spice prevent your palette from getting weighed down.
Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge
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