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Thanksgiving Staff Favorites

Thanksgiving Staff Favorites
November 14, 2020 Ty Caton

Featuring the Women of Ty Caton

Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most challenging meals to pair wines with. The flavor profiles range from sweet to savory to starchy, and the dishes tend to be on the heavy side. What makes it so difficult is that all of those flavors end up on one plate without courses to distinguish the different pairings. 

There’s nothing like the bitter taste of a food and wine pairing gone wrong to damper the festive mood of Turkey Day. So, when looking for a wine to pair with Thanksgiving dinner, it’s essential to find a few that are versatile and can pair with multiple dishes on your table. To help you in your wine hunt, we asked the women of Ty Caton what wines they enjoy with their feasts.

Jennifer Kosko, Tasting Room Manager Thanksgiving Staff Pick

Jennifer Kosko, Tasting Room Manager
Merlot & Cranberry Sauce

“Merlot is extremely versatile and pairs beautifully with so many foods. For my Thanksgiving day feast, I normally pair the Upper Bench Merlot with cranberry sauce, roasted or grilled vegetables, salads, and even garlic mashed potatoes.”



Michelle Davis, Thanksgiving Staff Favorites

Michelle Davis, Director of Finance and Operations
Cabernet Sauvignon & Bacon Roasted Potatoes

“Cabernet is my go-to wine for everything and my favorite varietal! It’s especially good with bacon roasted potatoes and homemade mac-and-cheese. A hearty dinner and a glass of the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon on a cold fall day is a great way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday.”



Marissa Walsh, Thanksgiving Staff FavoritesMarissa Walsh, Human Resources & Compliance Specialist
Syrah & Herb-Infused Stuffing

“Syrah pairs beautifully with herb-infused stuffing, which is my favorite Thanksgiving dish! If you’re not as big of a fan of stuffing as I am, our Ballfield Syrah also goes great with an array of sides or as an aperitif served with Gouda or aged Manchego.”



Scarlett Heffernan, Thanksgiving Staff FavoritesScarlett Heffernan, Wine Club & Office Manager
Mulled Wine with a Red Blend

“As much as I love wine during Thanksgiving dinner, one of my favorite ways to enjoy it is afterward. I like to use the Estate Ty’s Red in my favorite mulled wine recipe with oranges, cloves, star anise, and cinnamon sticks. And the best part, my house smells so amazing as the mulled wine simmers on the stove!”


Team Ty Caton Thanksgiving Staff PicksTeam Ty
Rosé & Turkey

It’s decided – Rosé and turkey is the favorite pairing amongst our entire team! The beautiful acidity of our Rosé of Syrah contrasts with a heavy, traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and makes it a wine that can easily pair with turkey and all the fixin’s.



We hope our team has helped you feel less intimidated by which wines to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner. The most important tip we can give you is to drink what you like! If you’d like to purchase our wines for your dinner this year, click here and enjoy 40% off during our Annual Holiday Sale now through November 18th.

Comments (2)


  1. […] be over here drinking the 2019 Estate Ty’s Red (maybe even trying Scarlett’s favorite mulled wine recipe), snacking on some very buttery popcorn, and enjoying the Jim Carrey version of this […]

  2. […] go-to wine for every occasion (remember Thanksgiving?), the 2018 Estate Upper Bench Merlot, is an easy-going wine that pairs with just about everything. […]

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