Wine and Fruit Pairing Chart

wine and fruit pairing chart

Important Pairing Tips

  1. Use fresh ripened fruit or dried fruit.
  2. The chart offers a guide; its not a rule list so experiment.
Fruit Wine
Apples, pears, peaches, blueberries
Asti Spumante
Melons, mangoes, dried fruits
Barbaresco
Apples, pears Bardolino
Melons, mangoes, dried fruits Barolo
Plums, berries, peaches
Beaujolais
Strawberries, raspberries, fraises de bois, white peaches, apricots or apples Bourgueil
Pears, plums, dried fruit
Bordeaux
Apples, pears, peaches
Cabernet
Seedless grapes, peaches, lady apples, blueberries
Champagne
Apples, pears, peaches
Chardonnay
Blackberries Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Apricots Chenin Blanc
Figs, dried fruits
Chianti
Chianti Riserva
Chinon
Kiwi Dessert Wine
Fleurie
Fruity Red Wines
Apples, pears
Gewürztraminer
Light Red Wines
Madeira
Apples, Figs, Grapes Merlot
Blackberries, melon, cherries
Muscat
Berries, cherries, apples
Pinot Noir
Figs, melon, cherries
Port
Ribera del Duero
Blackberries, guava
Riesling
Apples, Pears Rioja
Apples, Pears, Peaches Sancerre
Sangiovese
Bananas Sauternes
Plums, Strawberries, Peaches
Sauvignon Blanc
Figs Sherry
Syrah
Dried fruit, Plums, Berries, Apples
Tawny Port
Plums, blackberries
Tempranillo
Mango, melon
Vouvray
Pears, Fuji Apples
White Zinfandel
Blackberries Zinfnadel (Red)

More Reading

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Sources and Credits

Matching Food And Wine - This is a very good resource for food and wine matching that gets down to the nitty gritty and provides specific meals with specific wines.

author

Barbara Bowman graduated with degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Jose State University. As CEO of GourmetSleuth.com she spends most waking hours writing, cooking, eating, gardening and traveling.