Epic Wine & Food Guide


At Epic Wines we understand that any premium wine deserves a fabulous food match. The following is an easy-to-follow guide designed to educate and inform. It’s also good starting place when considering which wine styles are best paired with various culinary creations.



Prosecco (Charmat Method)
French Champagne (Methode Champenoise)
Sparkling Pinot Noir /Chardonnay (Method Traditional)

Food matches - caviar, oysters, scallops, prawns, calamari, brie cheese


White Wines

Riesling - white fish, prawns, lobster, scampi, brie and camembert cheeses
Sauvignon Blanc - scallops, salmon, washed rind cheeses, poultry, salads
Sémillon - spicy Asian foods, poached or grilled fish paired with citrus
Pinot Gris - light pest pasta, fresh seafood, light rice dishes and braises
Chardonnay - grilled salmon, lobster, crab, seafood chowder, chicken braise
Roussanne - pâté, coral trout, BBQ fish with herbs, chilli mud crab


Red Wines

Rosé - burrata salad, salade Niçoise, camembert and brie cheeses
Pinot Noir - duck, fillet mignon, mushroom dishes, veal, delicate cheeses
Merlot - Grilled meats, lamb, quail, spatchcock, veal, spiced and berry desserts
GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre) - venison, beef
Cabernet Sauvignon - venison, rib eye, steak with mushroom sauce, beef cheek
Shiraz/Syrah - roast beef, beefy stews, kangaroo


Alternative Varietals

Pinot Grigio - seafood, light pasta dishes, brie and camembert cheeses
Vermentino - seafood, Asian spiced dishes, braised pork
Sangiovese - pizza, pork sausages, osso buco, pasta bolognese
Barbera - game meats, pork chops, roasted duck
Tempranillo - Lasagna, pizza, polenta, tapas, nachos, fish ceviche, charred corn
Graciano - chorizo, robust tapas, pork
Montepulciano - venison, steak with rich pepper or garlic sauce