Wines to Drink with Your Burgers

Enjoy Your Burger with The Paso Robles Wine Club
Paso Robles Wine Country is the perfect place for wine and food lovers and for members of The Paso Robles Wine Club a new wine shipment usually means it’s time to invite friends and family over for a wine and food pairing. Once summer arrives, though, it’s all about taking the fun outdoors, firing up the grill, popping a cork, kicking off your shoes and kicking back and enjoying the season.
One of the most popular items to throw on the grill on a summer’s day is a burger and on the California’s Central Coast we have just the wine to pair with your favorite. So whether you prefer a meaty Hearst Ranch beef burger, a hearty lamb burger, a juicy turkey burger, a succulent salmon burger, or a delicious veggie burger, read on for the best wines to pair with your burger.

Classic Cheeseburger: Not many people can resist this all American classic and when made with Hearst Ranch Beef, sharp cheddar cheese, and a brioche bun, all resistance goes by the wayside. Pair this delectable combination with classic Paso Robles Zinfandel.

Lamb Burger: We can’t decide what the best thing is about a grilled lamb burger—the succulent, moist meat or the grassy, herbaceous flavor, but one thing we do know—this burger rocks when paired with a glass of Grenache.

Turkey Burger: Even well past Thanksgiving, it’s pretty easy to find locally raised turkey to make this California classic. Top with thick slices of heirloom tomatoes, red onion, and avocado and pile onto a grilled bun. Pour a glass of fruity Pinot Noir and put your feet up.

Salmon Burger: A summertime favorite, salmon burgers pair well with many things growing in your garden—corn, tomatoes, tarragon—and a range of wines. Our favorite, though, is a glass of chilled rosé and if you can swing it, a place to sit where you can dig your toes into the sand and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.

Veggie Burger: Far too often, when it comes to pairing food and wine, the vegetarian options get left out, but veggie burgers pair well with wine, too. Choosing the right wine will depend on what kind of veggie burger you’re putting on the grill—grain or bean-based, Portobello mushroom—and whether or not you’re putting cheese on it, but two of our favorite wines to pair are Riesling or rosé.

Summer’s here and there’s no better time to celebrate the burger—or enjoy a glass or wine—so fire up the grill, open up your wine shipment from The Paso Robles Wine Club and enjoy!