Pumpkin spice and wine that pairs nice (we couldn’t resist the rhyme). Join us as we take a look at fall’s favourite flavour and the wines that pair well with it.

What Makes Up “Pumpkin Spice”?

With its building popularity, Pumpkin Spice has become a seasoning that can purchased but it didn’t start out that way. The foundation of the mixture is a combination of 4 to 5 spices. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice and clove. A quick 5 minute recipe (Pumpkin Pie Spice – The Pioneer Woman) and you’re ready to go.

Main Dish

Sweet Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan)

This soup has all the heartiness and spice of fall with a dash of Pumpkin Spice in the recipe.

Sweet Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Soup serve with Gewürztraminer (the one with the prickly pear cactus on it)

Spicy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

The spice sets off the acidity of the tomato and the heat of the chili flakes. A perfect Sunday football or movie watching meal.

Spicy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili serve with J.S. Hamilton Red VQA – Shiraz Malbec Petit Verdot

Pumpkin Spice Pork Tacos with Chipotle Slaw

The recipe you’ve been dreaming of to bring on Taco Tuesday Fall Edition.

Pumpkin Spice Pork Tacos with Chipotle Slaw serve with Pelee Secco Sparkling VQA


We couldn’t decide on just one recipe to highlight Pumpkin Spice. Instead here are 35 for everything from cupcakes to crisps. Lattes to pretzels, muffins, breads, cakes and everything inbetween.

As for wine with dessert, always try to match or go one up on the sweetness level. We would recommend:

Late Harvest Riesling VQA, Monarch Late Harvest Vidal VQA or and Ice Wine, either Vidal Ice Wine VQA or Cabernet Franc Ice Wine VQA

Experiment in the Glass

Ultimately if you like how a wine pairs with the food you’re eating, that’s what matters. If you’re experimenting with some Pumpkin Spice pairings, a starting point may help. Here are some varietals that can pair well with the combined spices and fall fare.

White – Lighthouse Sauvignon Blanc VQA, Blanc de Blanc VQA and LOLA Riesling VQA

Red – Pinot Noir Reserve VQA, Cabernet Franc VQA and Shiraz Cabernet

Rosé & Sparkling – LOLA Cabernet Franc Rosé VQA, Bella Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé VQA, Mousseux de Pomme – Apple Sparkling Wine

Cheers & Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!

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