Have a guess at the palate-weight of the dish you are preparing and our Search Engine will offer you interesting choices to complement that dish.
We judge our Finalists in palate-weight categories. Apart from a few specialised Categories, the Award winning wines, below, have been divided by the Judges into Style (palate-weight) Categories. To better enjoy the dining experience, choose a wine of a similar palate-weight to complement the particular dish. There are exceptions to this approach but this is the general philosophy we follow.
The second list below, "Category Food Recipes", offers a number of dishes of predetermined palate-weight. They are the recipes for the food dishes alongside which the several Wine Style Categories were judged. By judging the Category Finalists in conjunction with a food dish of similar palate-weight, we can offer you wine recommendations that are food friendly, balanced and harmonious, ready to enjoy now.
An alternative approach is to select a wine that catches your interest from the "Award Winning Wines" list below, note the Style (palate-weight) Category in which it appears, then refer to the "Category Food Recipes" to get an idea of the food dishes that would go well with that wine.
Many of these wines will not be found on Supermarket shelves. Choose the wines in advance. All of the Award winning wines have direct email (and telephone) links to the winery's Customer Relations Officer. Tell them where you live; ask them for the contact details of your nearest stockist. Phone the stockist for home delivery. Alternatively, the winery will often courier or post you a six pack direct from Cellar Door.