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10 Texas wines perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all year 'round

With Thanksgiving a few days away, finding the perfect wine to serve during dinner can be time consuming for anyone. Whether you are looking for a full-bodied red to serve during your dinner, or a rich white wine to pair with appetizers and desserts, Texas wines have so much to offer.


Here are 10 Texas wines you should look for at your local grocery store that will pair well with your holiday dinner:

2018 Haak Vineyards Ensaio BDB dry, $19

Haawk Vineyards

Haak Vineyards provides a refreshing wine to help kick off your Thanksgiving. Filled with rich melon and pineapple notes, Ensaio has a rich finish to help you enjoy the day cooking, munching on smooth cheeses or citrusy desserts. You can learn more about this wine at haakwine.com.

2019 Calais Winery Cuvee du Rocher Reserve, $36

Calais Winery

Like most sauvignon blancs, this light-bodied wine offers prominent citrusy aromatics yet it is elevated and finished with ripe pear, apricot and gooseberry notes. Pair this buttery sauvignon blanc with herb-filled sides, such as stuffing and soft cheese appetizers or an apple pie to finish off your Thanksgiving dinner. You can learn more about this wine at calaiswinery.com.

2018 Brennan Vineyards Roussanne, $18

Brennan Vineyards

This roussanne is the perfect wine to pair at your table with hearty root vegetables and roasted turkey or ham. The wine offers notes of gala apples, papaya, dry mango and key lime for a crisp and sturdy finish. You can learn more about this wine at brennanvineyards.com.

2018 Duchman Family Winery Vermentino, $26

Duchman Winery

With so many new normals in 2020, you might want to switch up your Thanksgiving dinner by adding some seafood options. If you are looking for a wine pairing to suit your needs or to add flavor to any herb-filled dish, try this award winning vermentino. You can learn more about this wine at duchmanwinery.com.

2019 Landon Winery Viognier, $20

Landon Winery

No holiday meal is complete without dessert. If you are in search of a light-bodied wine to pair with your fruit tarts and pies, this Viognier will do any dessert justice. With a peach, melon, wet stone and citrus flavors, finish off your Thanksgiving dinner with this creamy wine. You can learn more about this wine at landonwinery.com.

2017 Bending Branch Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, $50

Bending Branch WInery

This 2017 vintage of cabernet sauvignon has tasting notes of vanilla, red currant, black plum, leather, copper, figs, cinnamon, black pepper and warm herbs to fill the palate with a rich, intense finish. You can pair this cabernet sauvignon with red meats and sides with heavy herb influences. You can learn more about this wine at bendingbranchwinery.com.

2017 Pedernales Cellars TX Malbec, $40

Pedernales Cellars


It doesn't feel like a holiday dinner without a perfect Malbec to pair it with. With notes of plum, black cherry, currants, violets, earth and rosemary, this award winning Malbec by Pedernales Cellars can be a lovely pair for roasted meats and light cheese appetizers. You can learn more about this wine at pedernalescellars.com.

2017 Kuhlman Cellars Zinfandel, $34

Kuhlman Cellars

The savory characteristics of this zinfandel will pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving Turkey, and any other lighter meats at your dinner table. If you are a fan of lighter-bodied wines, this zinfandel will provide notes of roasted berries, dried cranberry and black tea leaves. You can learn more about this wine at kuhlmancellars.com.

2013 Bending Branch Winery Tannat EM, $45

Bending Branch Winery

Amplify the rich taste of any holiday meal with this Texas tannat. Your savory dinner options, such as roasted meats and salty entrees, will happily pair with the acidity and notes of cola, spearmint, cedar and violets with this tannat. You can learn more about this wine at bendingbranchwinery.com.

2017 Kuhlman Cellars Reserve Merlot, $38

Kuhlman Cellars

Looking for a Merlot to pair well with with a holiday roast? This classic French merlot is filled with rich aromas and significant notes of fresh figs and plums. Pair this wine with all of your favorite holiday meats such as ham, turkey or hearty sides. You can learn more about this wine at kuhlmancellars.com.

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