Try Gamay Noir Wine if You Like Pinot Noir.


Overview of Gamay Noir Wine

A light bodied, red fruit flavoured wine with mouthwatering acidity and very low tannins.


How To Pronounce the grape Gamay: gam-MAY


Why We Like Gamay Wine

  • In the summer we like to chill Gamay Noir just a bit and sip it on the patio
  • Very food friendly — will pair with nearly everything.

Flavours and Aromas of the Gamay Variety

  • Fruit: boysenberry, plum, raspberry, cherry and pomegranate
  • Floral: hibiscus, violet, lilac
  • Herbal: black tea, thyme
  • mineral/earthy: posting soil, truffle, chalk
  • Other: candied banana (carbonic maceration)


Where in the World Does the Gamay Grape Grow?

Old World Gamay Regions

  • Beaujolais, France
  • Switzerland

New World Gamay Regions

  • Ontario and BC, Canada
  • Oregon, USA


Gamay Wine’s Perfect Food Pairings

  • roasted turkey or chicken
  • charcuterie
  • ham
  • spicy food
  • salmon


Interesting Facts About the Gamay Grape:

It’s the grape in the famous Beaujolais Nouveau, released on the third Thursday of November.


Other Names for the Gamay Noir Varietal:

Gamay, Beaujolais


Our Favourite Finds for Gamay Wine


Dig a little deeper: learn more about Gamay / Beaujolais.


Like Gamay? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Grenache.