During the summer months there are few things as satisfying as a beautifully cooked barbecue in the sunshine with a great glass of red wine – but which wine to choose? The key is to go for red wines that are bold and full-bodied, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz/Syrah or Malbec. These wines have an ideal level of tannins, acidity and concentration of fruit to balance the richness and varying levels of flavours of your barbecue sauces and sides.
To make your choice easier, we have curated a list of our favourite red wines for barbecue season. These wines are versatile and delicious, and they will enhance any flavour combination you can think of. Whether you are grilling burgers, ribs, chicken, steak or vegetables, we have the ideal wine for you.
2020 Ventoux ‘Le Vin de Léonard,’ Famille Gonnet – Rhône, France
2018 Davy’s Rioja Crianza Vinos Altos – Rioja, Spain
2019 Château Reynier – Bordeaux Superieur, France
2020 Domaine Bousquet Malbec ‘Premium’ – Tupungato, Argentina
2019 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Tradition Domaine Les Hautes Cances – Rhône, France
2019 Sidewood Estate Shiraz – Adelaide Hills, Australia
Please note items may vary from picture. Vintages may be substituted if not available.