Get Inspired With These Food & Wine Ideas

Ivanhoe Sparkling Maiden with oysters in outdoor grass setting

Sparkling Maiden & Oysters

Sparkling wine and oysters are the epitome of celebration, and if you consider life itself to be worth celebrating, then this luxurious pairing can be justified any day of the week.

Fresh, salty oysters are the perfect cut-through for the sweetness of this Moscato / Traminer blend. Source your oysters as locally as possible, shuck and serve on a bed of Himalayan rock salt with a glass of chilled Maiden.

The Archer & A Picnic Spread

Picnics don’t have to be complicated. Grab a few bunches of your favourite table grapes, a loaf of fresh crusty bread, some quality olive oil and balsamic, and settle down on a blanket with a bottle of The Archer chilling in a cooler bag.

A delicate to medium olive oil (delicate for a buttery, floral flavour and medium for a fruity, peppery finish) will pair best with this fruit-forward Semillion Chardonnay.

Ivanhoe The Archer with picnic in vineyard

Shiraz, Chambourcin, Chardonnay & Pizzas

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; pizza and wine are a great match. Homemade pizzas mean you can get everything just to your liking, and it makes sense that if you’re going to have a few different pizza toppings, you’ll need a range of wines to pair.

Start light with a white-based zucchini and goats cheese pizza, paired with our fruit-driven 2019 Chardonnay.

Next, the 2018 Chambourcin’s cherry and dark-spiced profile will sit nicely beside a tomato base, topped with basil, prosciutto and cherry tomatoes, or baby bocconcini with heirloom tomatoes, kalamata olives and rocket.

For a decedent finale, get your hands on a bottle of 2017 Dark Horse Shiraz and indulge in a dessert pizza topped with ricotta, fresh berries and a grating of orange zest, recipe here. Just because it’s pizza doesn't mean you need to drink cheap wine!

Cutting pizza on outdoor table setting with Ivanhoe wines
Bottle and glass of Ivanhoe Chambourcin beside pizza served on wooden board with Hunter Valley in background
If you'd like to taste any of our wines, come see us at our Hunter Valley cellar door for a wine tasting masterclass or visit our online wine shop