The Perfect Pesto Wine Pairing Guide

Pesto Wine Pairing

With pesto’s fresh herbal flavors, the best wine pairing will have complementary “green” flavors. Look for white wines with herbal notes like green bell pepper or asparagus. Lighter red wines can work with heavier pesto dishes. 

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best pesto pairings. It works well with seafood pesto and leafy greens.

Vermentino is an Italian white wine that goes well with pesto lasagna or pesto chicken.

For heavier pesto dishes with red meat like steak or pork, try an herbal red wine like Cabernet Franc.

Sangiovese is another red wine that goes great with pesto sauce made with sun-dried tomatoes.

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