2012 Update: A Foris Vineyards and Winery Thanksgiving

2008 Foris Pinot Noir

I’ve been a fan of Foris Vineyards and Winery since I discovered them a few years ago. I love that the wines are both delicious and accessible to many because of their affordability. I’ve always thought Foris offers perfect wines for Thanksgiving and other holiday meals (the Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris were big hits at Thanksgiving in past years), so I asked a couple of members of the Foris team to weigh in with their suggested pairings.

Julianne Allen, National Sales Manager for Foris

The obvious is choice is Gewürztraminer for white with turkey and Pinot Noir for red. However, I also think the Cabernet Franc is a good turkey wine, especially if the turkey is smoked. It also pairs well with ham. Pinot Blanc is also good with the saltiness of the ham and works with roast turkey. Another obvious Foris wine to enjoy during the holidays is the Moscato either as an aperitif or dessert wine.

Terri Gerber, co-owner of Foris with husband Ted Gerber

I will have to go along with what Julianne said in her response to you. Those are usually the wines that we recommend. Everyone’s Thanksgiving dinner is a little different in their choices of foods and seasonings, so really it’s a matter of taste. Everyone has their favorites and sometimes you won’t really know until you try it. So basically, try all of the Foris wines just to make sure.

I have reviewed a few of Foris’ offerings, so follow the links below to those reviews:

2007 Gewürztraminer

2007 Merlot

2010 Pinot Blanc


If you wish to try Foris wines for yourself, the winery is offering Winter Holiday Special. The special includes your choice of one or two bottles of their 2006, 2007 and 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and is only available on a limited basis. The 3-Pack Special for $45.00 (one bottle of each) or 6-Pack for $75.00 (2 bottles of each) includes free shipping within the continental United States. Please visit the winery website for information about their wines. To find Foris wines in your area, check this list of distributors and brokers. Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!

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