After winning the Best Canadian Wine with Pizza for his County Pinot Noir in The Great Canadian Wine Match, Norm Hardie has shared with us his favourite wine and pizza pairings based on the pizzas made daily at his winery in an outdoor wood-burning oven from May to late fall. Like his wines, Norm says, there is no exact recipe for the pizzas, which vary based on seasonal ingredients as well as the daily heat and humidity.
Here are Norm’s favourite pizzas with his County Pinot Noir:
Margherita: tomato, fior di latte, basil
Cochon: tomato, fior di latte, basil, salami
With his Chardonnay, he likes:
Quattro Fromaggi: fior di latte, pecorinno, parmigiano, gorgonzola, garlic, seasonal vegetables
Tart flambé: aged white cheddar, creme fraiche, speck, onion
You’ll have to visit the winery in Prince Edward County to enjoy these pizzas, and even more so, his spectacular wines! In the meantime, you can watch a wine video of Norm chatting from his cellar on site and a list of his wines to try.