Best Wines with Seafood

Wine lovers from coast to coast voted for these three Canadian wines to pair with seafood. From the 56 wines nominated, these three wines became finalists, and then, triumphed as top 3 wines. Try one with these seafood recipes!

Congratulations to the winners! My personal thanks to all who voted in this competition: a true, grassroots celebration of the amazing wines we make in Canada. Please let me know if you have suggestions on how to make next year’s competition even better. Come back for in the fall for a pairing match with international wines under $25!
Adam Domaine de Grand Pré Vintner's Reserve L'acadie Blanc 2010

Nova Scotia's premiere grape goes perfectly with what we are best known for here: seafood! Crisp citric acidity, tropical fruit, subtle butter & vanilla notes from barrel aging, this L'acadie Blanc was born to be with large Digby scallops, fresh from the Atlantic, pan-fired in butter, set atop a vanilla saffron risotto.

Nominated By:

Halifax, Ns
Keint-He Chardonnay 2009
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Joe Keint-He Chardonnay 2009

This wine is fresh on the palate and medium-bodied, with creamy notes and a great finish. Although the chardonnay is unoaked, it's also made with 10% pinot meunier that was oaked. The result is the traditional buttery flavor of chardonnay without the overpowering oak to pair incredibly well with lobster in melted butter.

Nominated By:

Picton, Ontario
Sally Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Shuswap Serenade 2007

I chose Recline Ridge's Shuswap Serenade because of a lovely fruity overtone that makes it the perfect counterpoint for seafood. This wine is wonderful with grilled B.C. salmon and a side of pear salsa. Throw in an outdoor setting on a soft summer evening and you have heavenly perfection.

Nominated By:

Edmonton, Alberta




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