On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love. Whether it’s love for your significant other, love for yourself or love for wine– we celebrate love. And there’s no better way to celebrate love than with a fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner paired with the perfect wine.

Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner with your special someone is crucial. Often finding the perfect wine for a dish with a variety of elements can be a bit difficult. So, we decided to take some work out of your dinner planning by compiling a list of wine pairings for signature Valentine’s Day dishes.

 


Learn more about wine and food pairing in our guide:
How to Pair Wine and Food


 

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Valentine’s Day Appetizers & Wine Pairings

 

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese – Sweet White Wine

A Sweet White Wine We Recommend: Cupcake Vineyards Moscato D’Asti

 

Stuffed Artichoke Hearts – Medium Red Wine

A Medium Red Wine We Recommend: Campo Viejo Tempranillo

 

Heart Shaped Carpaccio – Bold Red Wine

A Bold Red Wine We Recommend: Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon

Heart shaped carpaccio
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Salad and Wine Pairings For Valentine’s Day

 

Smoked-Duck Salad with Walnuts and Raspberries – Light Red Wine

A Light Red Wine We Recommend: La Crema Pinot Noir

 

The Easiest, Sexiest Salad in the World – Sweet White Wine

A Sweet White Wine We Recommend: Cedar Creek Estate Riesling

 

Romance in a Bowl – Light White Wine

A Light White Wine We Recommend: Granbazán Don Álvaro de Bazán

Love Dumplings
Image by: Jamie Oliver

 

 

Wine Pairings For Valentine’s Day Entrees

 

Love Dumplings – Rich White Wine

A Rich White Wine We Recommend: Burrowing Owl Chardonnay

 

Ricotta Crêpes with Honey, Walnuts and Rose – Rosé Wine

A Rosé We Recommend: Mirabeau en Provence Blend

Southeast Asian Rib Eye Steak – A Bold Red Wine

A Bold Red Wine We Recommend: 1884 Estate Grown Malbec

Valentine's Day Honey Fool
Image by: Jamie Oliver

 

Wine & Dessert Pairings for Valentine’s Day

 

Valentine’s Day Honey Fool – Sweet White Wine

A Sweet White Wine We Recommend: Hagafen Late Harvest Sauvignon

 

BlancBlack Pepper-Raspberry Sorbet – Sparkling Wine

A Sparkling Wine We Recommend: Asolo Prosecco Superiore

 

Apple Rose Tart – Sweet White Wine

A Sweet White Wine We Recommend: Tawsy Riesling

 

Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake Wine Pairing – Dessert Wine

A Dessert Wine We Recommend: 20 Year Old Tawny Port

Taylor's 20 year old Tawny Port
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More Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Options
Click on the Grape Varietal to see other wine options:

Bold Reds include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Bordeaux Blend

Medium Reds include: Merlot, Sangiovese, Zinfandel,Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo

Light Reds include: Pinot Noir, Grenache, Gamay, Carignan

Rich Whites include: Chardonnay, Semillon, Viognier,Marsanne

Light Whites include: Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino, Pinot Gris, Trebbiano

Sweet Whites include: Moscato, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Late Harvests

Sparklings include: Prosecco, Champagne, Cremant, Cava, Sparkling Wine

Dessert Wines include: Port, Sherry, Madeira, Vin Santo, Pedro Ximenez, Muscat

 

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