5 Pacific Northwest Wines to Serve with Easter Dinner

There’s enough to worry about when preparing a holiday meal—let us help you find the wine.


For Easter, try one (or a few) of these Pacific Northwest wines to pair with dinner. Whether you’re enjoying honey-baked ham, prime rib, or simply want to sip on wines grown in PNW terroir, these wines are sure to pique your taste buds.


1. Tempranillo, Abacela Winery – Roseburg, OR

Climates in Southern Oregon mimic European temperatures and seasons. Tempranillo, a wine that’s native to Spain, matures quickly and makes for a smooth red that pairs best with Spanish tapas and… anything you’re serving for Easter. More specifically, appetizers and pre-mealtime cheese boards.


Find this $23 varietal at Costco, local wine shops, or directly through Abacela.


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2. Healy Rosé, Bledsoe Family Winery – Walla Walla, WA

Grown in Walla Walla, Washington, this Rosé is a low-alcohol, high-acidity wine. The citrus notes in this Rosé make it great for your salad and dessert course. This Rosé also makes for a wonderful addition to Easter brunch!


Available at the Bledsoe Family Winery Bend tasting room.


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3. Pinot Gris, RoxyAnn Winery – Medford, OR

I was never a white-wine drinker, until one summer afternoon 10 years ago after sipping Pinot Gris on a dry summer day. It was love at first sip and I’m happy to have welcomed the lighter varietals into my life. RoxyAnn’s rich and fruity Pinot Gris is one of my favorites out of the Pacific Northwest; this wine will be great for anyone who may prefer a brighter wine for early-afternoon sipping.


Available at Costco, local wine shops, or directly through RoxyAnn Winery for $18.


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4. Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Va Piano Vineyards – Walla Walla, WA

A true bold red for those who love a full-bodied pour. This wine would be great with a serving of beef. You know—if you’re into that for Easter. The Estate Cab will be great with sides like potatoes and gravy and balance out the traditionally sweeter side dishes.


Available from Va Piano’s tasting room in the Old Mill District or through the Va Piano website for $65.


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5. Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyard – Turner, OR

Light, fruity, and smooth. Pinot Noir is the one-size-fits-all for red and white aficionados, alike. This 2015 from Willamette Valley Vineyards can be enjoyed from tapas to the main course and won’t leave you feeling too full (well, at least from the wine).


Enjoy this varietal for just $32; available online from Willamette Valley Vineyards.


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Bonus: Sparkling Rosé, Elk Cove Vineyards – Gaston, OR

If Easter brunch is more of your vibe, then start out the late morning meal with a glass of sparkling Rosé from Elk Cove Vineyards. The vintage label is light, fruity, and pairs wonderfully with fresh fruit and egg dishes.


Shop sparkling wines directly from Elk Cove Vineyards.



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