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What wine goes best with Pork Chops, Pork Tenderloin, and Pork Roast?...

A Fine Wine and Pork Pairing

An Italian pork scallopini paired with a fine wine

Which wine with pork? Which pork with wine?

I understand that this section is one of the most popular on my web site. Thank you. I have added more information below. Considering that pork is a "white" meat you may be surprised that many people suggest pairing it with selected red wines. Whether you select your wine or your pork dish first, check our tables to get a great match that brings out the best in the pork and the wine. There's nothing like the right wine and food marriage.

Choosing a Wine to Match Your Pork Dish

Why not serve the same pork-based meal twice and see whether you and your guests prefer the white or the red? Enjoy!

Wine pork information guide icon The following table presents food and wine pairing information, sorted by pork dish. When you click on any pork dish a new page pops up telling you more about that dish and providing additional wine suggestions. Wine pork information guide icon

Pork Dish Recommended Wines
Barbequed Pork Spareribs ProvenÁal Rosť, Riesling, Tempranillo
Cassoulet Beaujolais Cru, Cabernet Franc
Charcuterie Beaujolais (Villages)
Choucroute Gewurztraminer (dry), Riesling (dry)
Ham Beaujolais, Riesling, Vouvray
Pork Chops Beaujolais, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc (California)
Pork Tenderloin Pinot Noir, Zinfandel
Roast Pork Beaujolais, Pinot Noir
Suckling Pig (on a spit) Barbaresco


Wine pork purchase guide iconThe following table presents wine and food pairing information, sorted by wine, rather than by pork dish. When you click on any wine a new page pops up telling you what you need to know about that wine. This short page makes specific purchase recommendations, usually in three price ranges. Wine pork purchase guide icon
Wine Wine Type Recommended Pork Dishes
BarbarescoPowerful Italian Red Suckling Pig (on a spit)
Beaujolais Fruity French Red Ham, Pork Chops, Roast Pork
Beaujolais VillagesFruity French Red Charcuterie
Beaujolais Cru Fruity French Red Cassoulet
Cabernet FrancRed Variety Cassoulet
ChardonnayWhite Variety Pork Chops
Gewurztraminer (dry)White Variety Choucroute
Pinot Noir Red Variety Pork Tenderloin, Roast Pork
ProvenÁal RosťFruity French Rosť Barbequed Pork Spareribs
RieslingWhite Variety Barbequed Pork Spareribs, Ham
Riesling dryWhite Variety Choucroute
Sauvignon BlancWhite Variety Pork Chops
TempranilloRed Variety Barbequed Pork Spareribs
Vouvray Classic French White Ham
Zinfandel Red Variety Pork Tenderloin


For my food pairing experiences with French wine read

My French wine articles

For my food pairing experiences with German wine read
My German wine articles

For my food pairing experiences with Italian wine read
My Italian wine articles


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