What Foods Pair Well With White Wine?

Get dinner party ready with these delightful combinations.

Photography by Randy O’Rourke

Refreshing and tasteful, white wine is a staple summer drink. But, when it comes to searching for the right white wine to pair with the right meal, it isn’t so easy. Many wines have long-standing foods that are known to be the perfect match. We are here to give you something new and fresh to try and share with friends and family. See below for the full list.

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Viogner 2019 White Wine

Viognier & Lobster

These whites are made to be sipped with fresh lobster waiting to be cracked open. An aromatic Viognier, which has fuller body, fragrance, and a hint of sweetness. Two great local choices are RG/ NY Viognier ($33), which features exotic pineapple flavors, and the lusciously textured Bedell Cellars Viognier ($30), heady with perfumes of jasmine and peach.

2019 Paumanok Riesling White Wine

Rieslings & Raw Montauk Fluke, Sushi or Sashimi 

Rieslings get along surprisingly well with raw fish. The lime-, green apple–, and white floral–scented Paumanok Riesling ($22) and the honey-and kiwi-inflected Grapes of Roth Dry Riesling ($26) have a racy acidity that acts like a spray of fresh lemon.

Wolffer Estate Tocai Friulano

Wölffer Estate Tocai Friulano & Fried Chicken

The newly launched Wölffer Estate Tocai Friulano ($25) is perfumed with concentrated aromas of wildflowers and melon. Its vibrant minerality and fine acidity cuts through the fattiness of fried foods and cleanses the palate.Macari Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Macari Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Lifeforce & Local Cheese Boards

The superb Macari Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Lifeforce ($28) is fermented in a concrete egg, which lends a purity of fruit expression and a heightened level of flavor—a perfect match for our region’s goat cheeses and runny soft cheeses. As charcuterie and cheese boards continue to rise in popularity, this Sauvignon Blanc will give your personal board a delightful lift. Pellegrini Vineyards White Wine

Pellegrini Vineyards Vintner’s Pride Finale, Bin 3311 & Berry Cobbler

Pellegrini Vineyards Vintner’s Pride Finale, Bin 3311 ($40), is made like an ice wine: Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are frozen on the vines, which concentrates the juice and produces lush flavors of honeysuckle and citrus.

Sparkling Pointe Brut Nature 2016

Sparkling Wine & Peconic Bay Oysters

Sparkling Pointe Brut Nature 2016 ($42), which is aged three years and has no dosage (i.e., no sugar added), boasts flinty notes that beautifully complement briny oysters.

Lieb Cellars Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc & Leafy Farmstand Greens

Lieb Cellars Estate Pinot Blanc ($24) sings with summertime salads and citrusy dressings. The bright acidity and mineralogy of the wine has a wondrous taste.

Pindar Vineyards White Wine

Pindar Vineyards Dr. Dan’s Gewürztraminer & Corn and Tomato Salad

Pindar Vineyards Dr. Dan’s Gewürztraminer ($27) exudes a heady array of exotic fragrance, from aromas of rose, lychee, ginger, and allspice to hints of pineapple and tangerine.

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