What Wine Goes with Pork?

When wine pairing with pork, it’s important to think about the cut of the meat and the way it’s prepared. However, there is really no right or wrong choice when it comes to red or white. Pork although considered a red meat is also commonly known as “the other white meat”. You’ll find that both reds and whites can both pair really well with pork dishes and ultimately there is no one answer to the question of what kind of wine to serve with pork.

roast pork loin with red wine

You may automatically lean towards white when wine pairing with pork, and if that truly is your personal preference, go ahead and grab a Pinot Gris with a fruit flavor to pair with roast or BBQ pork. A Pinot Gris is truly actually an excellent choice for just about any pork dish you make.

If you tend to lean more towards reds, there are plenty of lovely options there too. Especially when thinking about sauces and accompaniments you may find a Pinot Noir which is aromatic and savoury to be the perfect fit.

When thinking about what kind of wine to serve with pork just remember that you’ll want to match the rich and spicy flavours of many pork dishes with a wine that’s both bold and flavourful. A Pinot Noir is a great choice and will give you a fresh bright flavor. There is absolutely nothing better than roast pork belly or a glazed ham served with Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noir is also a terrific choice for pork ribs, alternatively, you can also go with a Pinot Rosé for something crisp and tangy. A lighter-bodied crisp white like Pinot Gris is another fantastic choice that won’t disappoint.

Whether you turn to a rich white wine or a juicy red wine you enjoy your pairing!