There are few things greater in this world we live in than wine and pasta. They’re both comforting, warming, and delightful. Here at Cellier, we believe that the greatest things in life should be paired together. Let us present… wine and pasta sauce pairings.

Tomato Pasta Sauces
Tomato-based pasta sauces have a rather high acidity due to the sharpness found in tomatoes, therefore they pair really well with a medium-bodied red wine, such as our Domaine des Violettes Cotes Du Rhone 2013. A great pasta sauce for you to try with this wine would be slow cooked shredded beef ragu tagliatelle. Is your mouth watering like ours is?

Tomato Pasta Sauces pair well with our Domaine des Violettes Cotes Du Rhone 2013

Cheese Pasta Sauces
As if you really need another excuse to pair cheese and wine together… but here it is! Our Burrowing Owl Chardonnay will really highlight the creaminess of the cheese in a pasta sauce, such as lemony ricotta pasta with basil. It doesn’t end there- you could also try a lighter red to go with your recipes using harder cheese. We’re thinking our Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir with a steaming bowl of cacio e pepe… what do you think?

Cheese Pasta Sauces pair well with our Burrowing Owl Chardonnay

Vegetable Pasta Sauces
If you’re thinking really classic, a simple pine nut and basil pesto will really shine with our Misty Cove Signature Sauvignon Blanc, as this particular wine is herbaceous, which really harmonizes with the greens in the pesto. However, any vegetable pasta dish will pair well with the savory-driven Sauvignon Blanc so get cooking!

Vegetable Pasta Sauces pair well with our Misty Cove Signature Sauvignon Blanc

Seafood Pasta Sauces
We’re talking seafood and pasta… you must be thinking of Italy! A delicious garlicky king prawn and lemon linguine will pair beautifully with a lean, acidic wine, such as our Tussock Jumper Pinot Grigio. What a match made in heaven!

Seafood Pasta Sauces pair well with our Tussock Jumper Pinot Grigio