Wine Pairings For Tomato Season

We’ve waited for it all year and it’s finally upon us; tomato season! These versatile little fruits come in all shapes, sizes and colors and, depending on how you prepare them, make perfect partners to a wide variety of wines. Here are some of our favorite tomato dishes alongside the wines that love them.


Fresh Tomato and Herb Bruschetta


Whites or rosés with good acidity match the tartness of fresh tomato.

Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc Vin Gourmand, Dauvergne-Ranvier 2010 Rhone France
Côtes de Provence Blanc, Dom. Houchart 2010 Provence, France $
“Cepa Pura” Fernão Pires, Quinta do Montalto 2011 Estremadura, Portugal 


Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Full-bodied whites echo the richness of creamy sauces.

Cataratto IGT, Cantina Ericina 2010 Sicily, Italy
Ch. Bellevue, Entre-Deux-Mers 2010 Bordeaux, France 
Orvieto Classico, Palazzone 2011 Umbria Italy 

 


Sweet Sausage with Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce


Light to medium-bodied reds stand up to bold flavors without overwhelming the tomato.

Nero d’Avola “Argille di Tagghia Via”, Centopassi  2011  Sicily, Italy  
Rosso Piceno, Failoni  2009  Marches, Italy 
Côtes de Duras “Le Pie Collette,” Mouthes le Bihan  Southwest France