2 Happy Thanksgiving! - Mount Ida Reserve

Thanksgiving is always a time that brings memories of family, football, and of course great food and drinks! Whether you prefer beer or wine with your family’s Thanksgiving traditions, here are some of our personal pairing suggestions throughout the day:

Brunch: Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Viognier

Start your holiday morning off right by popping open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the day! Turn on the Thanksgiving Day Parade, pop open a bottle of our Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Viognier, and enjoy with any brunch item. We recommend eggs benedict, and what could be better than a bright, citrusy, sparkling wine to accompany the hollandaise sauce?

Afternoon Cheese and Veggie boards: Over the Moon Pils

Now it’s time for the waiting game.  You have been sitting in the house all day long smelling the delicious aromas coming from the kitchen, and your hunger is seriously kicking in. Hold yourself over until the main event with an assortment of cheese and vegetables, paired with our Over the Moon Pils. The crisp, clean, and biscuity flavor of Over the Moon is a nice palate cleanser between different cheeses, dipping spreads, and gets your taste buds ready for the main event!

Thanksgiving Dinner: 2015 Reserve Red or Feisty Bull Festbier

Dinner is always spectacular, with a wide variety of dishes to enjoy. Turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato casserole are just some of the items on the table. Soft and supple, the Meritage-style Reserve Red blend has enough spice and berry characteristics to complement the array of foods, while the Oktoberfest style lager has a nice malty and caramel backbone to show off the diverse flavors.

Pumpkin Pie: 1795 Port-style Dessert Wine

With flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and clove, pumpkin pie needs the company of a wine just as spicy and bold. Our 1795 Port-style dessert wine is made from 100% Tannat grapes and is more spicy and boozy than sweet. We usually suggest pairing 1795 with dark chocolate or even a heavy bodied cigar, but during Thanksgiving it plays up the spice character of pumpkin pie quite nicely!


No matter what your family is having, we hope that you will stop in to see us for a bottle of wine or crowler of beer before the holiday! We are open 12-3 on Thanksgiving Eve, Closed Thanksgivng Day, and open regular hours the rest of the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!