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9 of The Best Fall Wines You Need to Try

The Best Fall Wines to Try This Season

As we embark on the changing of the seasons, now is the perfect time to explore new wines that will pair perfectly with all of your favorite cool weather dishes. Wine can be enjoyed throughout every season, but autumn is the best time to explore the different available flavor profiles.

If you're not sure where to start, eSommelier has put together a list of the best fall wines that you need to try this season. From crisp whites to full-bodied reds, there's something for everyone on this list. Whether you're looking for a wine to pair with your fall feasts or just something to enjoy by the fire, check out these fantastic options.


  • Pinot Noir: This light-bodied red is perfect for cool weather sipping. It pairs well with fall foods like mushroom risotto and roasted chicken.

  • Malbec: A heartier red wine, Malbec is ideal for drinking by the fireplace. It has flavors of dark fruit and spice, making it a perfect match for grilled steak or lamb chops.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: This classic red wine is full-bodied and rich, making it ideal for cooler weather. Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with rich foods like beef stew or a venison dish.

  • Merlot: A smooth and easy-drinking red wine, Merlot is perfect for Fall. It has dark fruit and spice flavors, making it an excellent match for hearty dishes like beef bourguignon.

  • Shiraz: Another full-bodied red wine with bold flavors, Shiraz is ideal for crisp weather. It pairs well with grilled meats and robust cheeses.

  • Grenache: This light-bodied red wine is perfect for sipping on cool autumn nights. It has delicate floral aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, making it a fantastic pairing for roasted poultry or grilled vegetables.


  • Chardonnay: A classic white wine, Chardonnay is full-bodied and rich. It pairs well with creamy dishes like lobster bisque or chicken pot pie.

  • Sauvignon Blanc: This crisp white wine is perfect for sipping on cool autumn days. It has citrus and green apple flavors, making it a great match for salads and seafood dishes.

  • Riesling: A sweet white wine, Riesling is perfect for sipping while apple picking. It has ripe fruit and spice flavors, making it an excellent match for pumpkin pie or apple crumble.

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