The Best Rosé Wines To Drink With Comfort Food


Sweater weather might be in full swing but that doesn’t mean you need to stop sipping on your glass of rosé. Most people find this dry blush more refreshing than a glass of red, but it’s not too far off from a white.

It’s a wine we all crave during the warmer months and are sad to say goodbye to when the season changes. But no need to say au revoir until next summer! As a way to help all of us decorate our tables with a dash of millennial pink, we’ve selected a couple of our favourite local rosé wines and paired it with some soul-satisfying comfort food.

Delheim Pinotage Rosé

With its light salmon hue, this rosé is subtle with pomegranate and cranberry on the nose. Reminiscent of watermelon, rose water, and Pinotage, its fresh acidity pairs wonderfully with winter dishes like spicy curries or a Thai coconut milk noodle soup.

Thai Coconut Milk Noodle Soup

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Khao Soi is from Northern Thailand - a noodle soup with an amazing combination of flavours and texture. This soup only takes 15 minutes to make! Your taste buds are in for a treat with this delicious

Lozarn Carménère Rosé 2017

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Born in Chile, Carménère was officially recognised as a wine variety in 1996. The grape is known for producing wines with red fruit flavours, along with an unmistakable pepper note. It contains higher levels of aroma compounds called pyrazines, which provides the end product with subtle flavours of bell pepper, green peppercorn, eucalyptus, and even cocoa powder. This rosé pairs remarkably well with prosciutto, brie, tapas and good company.

Creamy Chicken Brie Soup

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Served with a slice of crusty bread, this is a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal that's perfect for spring.

Creation Grenache Noir Viognier

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Discreetly pink, like the first blush on the cheek of a ripening peach, this unusual rosé hails from the Hemel en Aarde valley. According to Creation pairing expert Carolyn Martin, the complexity and fresh fruit character of the wine make it an exceptionally versatile food partner. Try for yourself with these Japanese-inspired caramalised eggplants.

Oven-Roasted Eggplant with Caramelized Miso

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Baking eggplant softens and sweetens it into a delicious melty mess with the best texture. Add in a bit of caramelization and you’ve got a dish reminiscent of creme brûlée, only with a sweet and s

Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé

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No list will be complete without the priciest and hailed as the most premium rosé in South Africa. Produced by Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek, this blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz calls for an act-of-love type of meal. Pumpkin and rosé might seem like an unlikely combination, but the savoury and sweet components of the dish make for the perfect pairing.

Gnocchi with caramelised pumpkin and sage sauce

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Tired of pasta and don't feel like making a risotto? Gnocchi are an excellent alternative!