As the seasonal menu in the dining room changes with the Fall vegetables in the Manor’s organic garden, so too do the wines we brings out from the cellar for autumn dining.
On the white side of the table, it’s time to put away the Pinot Grigio in favour of the smooth, big tasting whites that can accompany autumn’s roasted turkeys and chickens and the gorgeous selection of Fall root vegetables. Among our favourites this Fall are the Saltram Maker’s Table Chardonnay from Australia’s Barossa Valley and the Graham Beck Viognier from South Africa. Both wines full bodied and round enough for fall drinking.
Like the shores of Chedabucto Bay, many diners turn their attention to reds, and we have several wines she is pairing with Fall menus. The Dumisani Pinotage-Shiraz from the Breede River region in South Africa’s Cape Province and the Gaspereau Vineyard’s Lucie Kuhlmann from Nova Scotia’s beautiful Gaspereau Valley lend themselves to those long evenings in front of the fireplace with a wonderful selection of cheeses (don’t forget to include some of the Dragon’s Breath Blue from That Dutchman’s Farm in Upper Economy, Nova Scotia) and hearty crisp Nova Scotia apples to round out that lazy evening.
For the fall pot roast or prime rib dinner, we like a big Cab, and the Alto de Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile’s Maipo Valley hits the mark. This big and bold red rounds out the dinner table with good structure, pleasant tannins and a lingering finish.
We hope you enjoy these wine selections from the DesBarres Manor cellar at home!