Margaret River Wine Pairing Tips for Easter

Fine wine, great food and good friends are always a great idea for the Easter long weekend. Or any time, really. We’ve put together the ultimate Easter pairing suggestions, featuring trophy winning wines from the Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show 2023.

Try a lesser-known oyster pair, with a bright Chenin Blanc or Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. Look for styles with crisp natural acidity and delicate fruit, like Xanadu Vinework Chenin Blanc 2023 or Wills Domain Mystic Spring Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2023. Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blends are also great with white fish, such as barramundi, or seafood like calamari. Trophy winners, Lenton Brae Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2023 or Mandoon Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023 are a great match.

Enjoy pan-seared scallops? Pair with Stella Bella Suckfizzle Chardonnay 2022, recommended by the winery itself, with the juicy scallop flesh balancing the palate weight of Margaret River’s elegant, yet powerful style.

Treat yourself with Smoked Trout and a fresh, dry Rosé, like McHenry Hohnen Chloe Rosé 2023. The saltiness of the smoking connects this pairing beautifully.

When it comes to poultry, you’ll absolutely want to look for a Margaret River Chardonnay. It’s a classic match and will be amazing with any Chardonnay from the region. If you’re looking for ideas, trophy winner Snake & Herring Primary Chardonnay 2022 is a great place to start.

For the classic Easter roast, it’s hard to go past a Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, with its red to black berry fruits and pretty savoury characters, akin to rosemary, sage and more. There are countless amazing options to select from, including these trophy winners; Evans & Tate Redbrook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2021, Abbey Vale Premium RSV Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 and Mandoon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2022. The plum, pepper, spice dimension of a Margaret River Shiraz will also work a treat for this pairing, such as trophy winner Credaro 1000 Crowns Shiraz, 2022.

Finally, for a deluxe salted dark chocolate pair, perhaps hunt down the Swings & Roundabouts Brash Road Syrah 2022.