A Fruit-Forward Wine for a Fruit-Filled Grilled Cheese

The Sandwich: Grilled Cheese with Roasted Pineapple, Ham, and Swiss

This dinner-worthy grilled cheese recipe comes from our friends at  Serious Eats. We love it because it’s sweet and salty, and it gets a ton of chewy, satisfying texture from the pineapple. Any adult twist on a grilled cheese deserves a nice adult beverage, so we’d recommend pairing this beauty with the Yalumba Y Series Viognier – 2013.

The Wine:  Yalumba Y Series Viognier – 2013

Fresh pineapple, candied ginger, and honeysuckle with a touch herbal taste. This wine offers delightful layers of flavor and richness.

Why it Works:

Rich for rich. This playful and fruit-forward Viognier from South Australia highlights the pineapple in this sweet-and-savory grilled cheese symphony. The wine’s back note of spice and acid on the mid-palate prevents this dish from getting lost in translation.

Bon appétit!