With the most food-filled holiday right around the corner, you may not necessarily be thinking about the drinks to go with your Thanksgiving dinner. However, paying special attention to the wine that pairs well with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes can truly elevate your meal. If you are hosting this year, be sure to spend some time researching the best wines to drink on Thanksgiving. When you take the time to plan ahead and have everything you need on the big day, you will be glad that you put in the extra effort in the area of alcohol!

Pinot Noir

While we just so happen to live in the Pinot Noir capital of the world, other experts agree with us that this varietal is the best of the best when it comes to wines to drink on Thanksgiving. As the article states, Pinot Noir is a great wine to drink in the fall and pairs well with many flavors that are prevalent on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner plate. Things like cranberry, potatoes, turkey and stuffing are all enhanced by a delicious glass of Pinot Noir. Picks from The Four Graces (down the street from Trellis!), ​​Flâneur, and Beaux Freres are featured in the article linked above and we happen to agree that this is an excellent choice.

Sparkling Wine

While there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy a delicious glass of bubbly wine between now and New Year’s Day, sparkling wine is the perfect beverage to sip on Thanksgiving Day. This fun and festive drink will really get you feeling in the holiday mood. If you prefer something lighter, this is also an excellent alcohol choice to go with. You can’t go wrong with picking up a delicious bottle of Argyle bubbles from the Willamette Valley to have at your Thanksgiving celebration this year.

White Wine

If you are more of a white wine drinker and are stumped about what to select for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, look no further. When it comes to this meal, there are some wines in particular that pair better than others with Thanksgiving dinner. Stay away from Chardonnay or Pinot Gris; these options may be too strong for the flavors on your dinner plate. Instead, opt for a deliciously light Riesling that will go perfectly with turkey and all the side dishes. Rain Dance Vineyards in Newberg has an excellent bottle of Riesling and is the perfect pick for Thanksgiving!

When it comes to Thanksgiving this year, we hope your celebrations are full of family, fun, and food! And, if you need assistance with what wines to drink on Thanksgiving, we’ve got you covered.