Mother’s Day Food and Wine Guide

November 21, 2023

Raise a toast to all the mums this Mother's Day with these delicious food and wine pairing suggestions. Whether you're planning a lavish brunch, a cosy dinner, or a casual picnic, we have the perfect recommendations to make mums day.

Classic pairings:
  • Pinot Noir: This medium-bodied wine boasts delightful cherry and strawberry notes, a silky palate, and a subtle savoury earthiness. It's a versatile choice that pairs beautifully with a range of dishes.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: With its vibrant fruit flavours and delicate acidity, this sauvignon blanc complements a variety of foods, including antipasto, salads, Asian dishes, seafood curry, and vegetarian fare.
  • Pinot Gris: An elegant option with pear and citrus flavours, this pinot gris pairs wonderfully with salmon, chicken, turkey, and salads.
  • Shiraz - Rich and robust, this shiraz is a fantastic match for pizza, pasta dishes, and barbecue beef.

The food and wine you select for Mother’s Day depends on the way you intend celebrating it. Light party food and a celebratory atmosphere may go better with some fun bubbles, while a cosy, hearty beef dish served by a roaring fire on a cool night would marry well with a full-bodied red. 

Wakefield Estate Label Sparkling is a special touch to making mums day! If the weather is favourable, a picnic is also a lovely way to celebrate with family members.

Creative pairings:
  • French Toast with Mascarpone Cream and Berries: Indulge Mom with this decadent dish, paired beautifully with Merlot or Cabernet Merlot.
  • Roast Vegetable Pizza, Red Onion Tart, or Grilled Pork with Spiced Pineapple: These savoury delights are elevated by the fruity notes of the Pinot Noir.
  • Italian Antipasto or Bruschetta: Serve these classic starters alongside Riesling for a refreshing pairing.
  • Fresh Seafood: Enhance the flavours of seafood with a crisp pinot gris.
  • Roast Pumpkin with Spinach and Feta Salad: This vegetarian-friendly option pairs wonderfully with a delicate Pinot Noir Rosé.
  • Lamb Rump: For a classic pairing, serve lamb rump with a robust Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Thai Barbecue Chicken or Spatchcock with Saffron Yoghurt: The vibrant flavours of these dishes are complemented by riesling, chardonnay, or sauvignon blanc.
  • Grilled Fig Salad: Treat vegetarian moms to this tempting salad, accompanied by a glass of Shiraz.
  • Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding: For the sweet moms, indulge in this decadent dessert paired with a rich shiraz.

Explore our recipes for more inspired food and wine pairings for Mother’s Day. And if you're in the Clare Valley, South Australia, why not visit our Cellar Door for a tasting? Make a mini-break of it and enjoy all that South Australia has to offer. However you choose to celebrate your mom, may it be a truly wonderful day!