The Best Wine and Food Pairings for Christmas Day

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The gifts have been wrapped, the stockings filled, and the Christmas dinner is gently sizzling in the oven; all that’s left now is to pop open the wine! But which wine goes perfectly with your festive brunch? And which wine should be chilling ready for the imminent arrival of your guests? Read on to discover the best Christmas wines to make every moment memorable this Christmas day.

Christmas Brunch

Whether you’ll be kick starting the celebrations with luxurious Eggs Royale, creamy avocado on toast, or even a full continental spread, our classic Blanc de Blancs will elevate your brunch and add the perfect sparkle to your morning.

Celebration Drinks and Canapés

Once you’ve put on your glitzy attire or cosy Christmas jumper, greet your guests with a glass of our elegant Cuvée Rosé. Boasting delicate floral and cranberry notes, it’s perfect for the festivities. Then, as they head in to sample the canapés, top up glasses with zesty Bolney Bubbly for a perfect duo, sure to wow!


Take your seats, pull your crackers and don your fancy, festive hats – it’s time for the main event. Here are the best Christmas dinner wines.

Starter – Our Lychgate Rosé makes a mouthwatering match for fish and seafood starters, with its fresh and silky texture, paired with its acidity. It enhances delicate fish dishes without overpowering the flavour, letting the food shine through.

Main – Whether you favour turkey, beef or nutroast, discover the best wine for Christmas dinner. Our crisp Pinot Gris complements a succulent roast turkey, whilst our medium-bodied Lychgate Red marries the rich flavours of a tender roast beef. If you’re opting for a plant-powered main, our Winemaker’s Edition highlights the earthy vegetable and sweet fruit components of a nutroast perfectly.

Dessert – As you indulge in dessert, pour yourself and your guests a glass of something special. A traditional Christmas pudding pairs brilliantly with our unique, sparkling red Cuvée Noir. It’s wonderful, creamy richness and sweet spice on the finish are sure to be a talking point amongst your guests. If you’re opting for a fruit dessert, Bolney Bubbly Rosé makes the perfect partner, and for rich, dark chocolate desserts our Lychgate Bacchus works wonderfully.

Cheese Board

Later in the day, as games are played and gifts are given, nothing makes a more impressive centrepiece than a board brimming with cheese. Whatever your choice to top a cracker with, cheese and wine is a match made in heaven. Here are our favourite Christmas cheese pairing suggestions:


Rich cheddar & elegant Cuvée Noir

Crumbly Stilton & earthy Lychgate Red

Creamy brie & medium-bodied Pinot Gris

Tangy goat’s cheese & classic Lychgate Bacchus

Fruity cheese & creamy Bolney Bubbly Rosé

Sweets and Treats

A Christmas isn’t complete without a warming mince pie or a slice of decadent Christmas cake. Here we’d suggest pairing with a glass of our rich Bolney Rosso Vermouth (enjoyed on ice or topped with tonic water) or our white sparkling Classic Cuvée. Or if you’re tucking into the tub of chocolates that has miraculously made it to Christmas Day, our Cuvée Noir is, again, a great choice!


As you snuggle down with full tummies and press play on your favourite Christmas film, end the day with a classic G&T.

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