From a bold Cabernet Sauvignon to a lovely, crisp Pinot Grigio there's a wine for everyone. Here's a short list of some of the most popular red and white wines with hundreds more to choose from that will suite every taste. Talk to your local winemaking retailer for suggestions on what would be best for you and your wedding guests.
The king of reds, you can never go wrong with Cabernet Sauvignon. With a deep red colour and aromas of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant complemented with a rich and polished finish, you will understand why this is a go to red for new and old wine connoisseurs alike. Ideal paired with red meats and tomato based pastas.
Plump, lush fruitiness of the Merlot grape translates into a perfect balance of berry and spice flavours with a smooth, supple texture. The deep brick-red colour and rich fruity blackberry & plum aromas pair beautifully with beef, lamb or pepper stir fry. Pair Chilean attitude pair this wine with native dishes that include roast beef, lamb or pepper stir fry.
The most food friendly wine, Pinot Noir is a sure fire hit for any meal or occasion. Intensely aromatic, with notes of violets, rose petals and red berry fruits this is a perfect accompaniment anywhere, anytime. You’ll love the violet colour and medium body with notes of toasted vanilla on the nose and palate.
Seductively delicious with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through the full zesty finish, Shiraz is the daring down under choice. With polished tannins, and flavours of plum, cherry and blackberry Shiraz pairs well with any bold, flavourful meals.
A classic, chardonnay is the queen of whites and considered a staple if you are a purist. Aromas of ripe tropical fruit and crisp green apple with subtle undertones of oak make this medium bodied white wine a lovely accompaniment to any poultry dish.
Riesling has many personalities depending on the sweetness and the country it hails from. Typical Rieslings have floral and fruity aromas of apricot, pear and apple. Sweet citrus flavours are followed by a crisp, zesty finish making it a versatile companion for seafood and cream sauce pasta dishes as well as pork and veal.
The ever rising popularity of Pinot Grigio makes it a perfect choice for any occasion. A crisp lively wine with a floral bouquet and flavours of ripe tropical fruit and gentle spice have made it the go to white wine in recent years. Broiled or grilled seafood and shellfish pair well with this wonderfully balanced dry wine.
Crisp and flavourful, this popular grape varietal has distinctive and immediately recognizable aromas and flavour characteristics. The famous grassy, herbaceous bouquet with generous acidity are evident in any classic Sauvignon Blanc. In the white category, Sauvignon Blanc is the food friendly choice, perfect for any meal.