It’s officially fall, and the grocery stores are overflowing with pumpkins! We’ve compiled a list of creative ways that you can pair pumpkin’s biggest season with your favorite Rio Vista wines. Savory or sweet, these food and wine combos taste too good to be true!
Pumpkin Risotto + Chardonnay
This luxuriously creamy Pumpkin Risotto includes hints of parmesan cheese, fresh basil and garlic. Perhaps the only ingredient missing from this diverse dish is a cold glass of Chardonnay from Rio Vista! Flavors of lemon, jasmine and mid-palette creaminess will enhance the already prominent flavors in this meal.
Pumpkin Ravioli + Voignier
Savor a glass of Viognier as you devour a bowl of Pumpkin Ravioli made perfectly with ingredients such as nutmeg and parmesan cheese. Hints of marshmallow, banana and pineapple from the white wine add a marvelous texture and acidity to the dish.
Pumpkin Stew + Syrah
Relax by the fire on a chilly October evening with a glass of Syrah in one hand and a bowl of Pumpkin Stew in the other. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the night! The combination of flavors such as smoked meat, thyme, and peppercorn found in this red wine is wonderfully matched for the potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots included in the recipe for this stew!
Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins + Pinot Noir
Who says you can’t have a little wine with your muffin? While this delectable dessert is often reserved for the early morning hours, its cream cheese stuffed center, cinnamon honey butter glaze and pumpkin goodness should be enjoyed at all times. Paired perfectly with Rio Vista’s Pinot Noir, aromas of chocolate-covered maraschino cherries, dark cocoa and vanilla mixed with pumpkin to create an irresistible duo.