As the festive season approaches there is excitement for the celebrations with family, friends and a sumptuous spread that captures the essence of Australia’s sun-kissed surf and diverse culinary flavors. One integral element that adds a touch of magic to the festivities is the perfect pairing of wines with an array of delectable dishes.
Keeping it simple, fresh and delicious is always key. We have you covered for wines to suit every palate.
At McLeish Estate we truly treasure the moments during this time of the year and have put together our favorite wines we have to share with your friends and family at every kind of celebration this year. The Festive Selection Pack comes with 12 wines for the season and serving recipe suggestions.
In the McLeish household the quintessential Hunter Valley Christmas morning always includes a glass of our Culloden NV Duke Cuvee Sparkling wine while we cook up a luxe breakfast of smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and bacon.
As the morning continues and three generations of both sides of the family gather to open gifts. As Christmas falls during the Australian summer, a seafood feast has become a tradition. The 2023 Semillon and Cellar Reserve Semillon 2014 are enjoyed with a seafood extravaganza prawns, oysters and lobster take center stage offering a fresh and light start to the day.
After the presents, the beautifully seasoned and roasted Turkey is served alongside all the trimmings including potatoes, stuffing, and of course cranberry sauce. During the lunch a glass of the 2022 Shiraz is the classic pairing to the centrepiece of the meal.
If Turkey is not on the menu this year, the 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon is always the perfect pairing with a Crispy Roast Pork or Duck.
There is always room for dessert in this family, especially at Christmas, and the 2023 Jessica’s Botrytis Semillon is the wine of choice to enjoy with a traditional Christmas pudding or delicious Pavlova.
Boxing day for our family is spent on the coast in Port Stephens firing up the barbecue is a quintessential part of the Australian festivities. Grilled meats and succulent steaks create a mouthwatering pairing to the Dwyer Rosé
Or treat yourself to an aged Reserve Shiraz 2018
As the festive season unfolds in Australia, the combination of McLeish Wines and an array of festive flavors creates a celebration for the senses. Whether you’re sipping a Estate Shiraz with a traditional roast or indulging in a seafood feast by the beach with McLeish Semillon, the festive season is a time to savor a season filled with joy, good company and unforgettable culinary delights.
On behalf of the whole McLeish Family and Team, we’d like to say; ‘May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door. Happy Hogmanay. Lang May Yer Lum Reek.’ Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful start to the New Year.
Cheers to the wine!
Bob, Maryanne and Jessica McLeish and all the Team at Mcleish Estate.
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