Best Wines for Seafood

For suggestions on the best wines to serve with seafood, visit Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits on Grand Cayman, where you’ll enjoy an unparalleled selection and exceptional customer service.

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Best Wines for Seafood

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White Wine & Seafood

Pairing wine with fish and seafood doesn’t have to be complicated. In general, choose something medium to light bodied, but don’t be afraid to experiment to find a combination you adore!

Chardonnay: This most popular wine in the world pairs well with white-fleshed fish, such as halibut, mahi-mahi and tilapia, as well as with salmon and shellfish (particularly lobster, fresh crab, crab cakes, and scallops). A bottle of Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay from California would be an excellent choice.

Riesling: Rieslings pair quite well with salmon and tuna and dishes like steamed mussels and raw oysters. They are highly aromatic and can span many styles, being produced in both dry to sweet and light to full-bodied variations. We recommend the 2015 Schloss Johannisberger Rotlack Kabinett Feinherb Riesling from Germany.

Sauvignon Blanc: Pair Sauvignon Blanc with delicate fish, such as filet of sole, tilapia, flounder or halibut, and shellfish, such as steamed clams. Try a bottle of the award-winning Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.

Red Wine & Seafood

Cabernet Franc: With smooth tannins and unique flavors, this style of red wine pairs well with meaty fish, such as swordfish, monkfish and salmon, or oily, strongly flavored fish like mackerel or trout. Try the Michael David Inkblot Cabernet Franc from California.

Pinot Noir: This moderately dry, light-to-medium bodied wine features strong, oaky overtones, delicate aromatics and rich textures. Pair it with both hearty fish like tuna or salmon, and delicately cooked white fish or shellfish, including oysters, crab, lobster, and mussels. We recommend the award-winning Domaine Serene Evenstad Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Rioja: Rioja is made from a blend of grape varieties, with Tempranillo the dominant grape. While it goes well with almost anything, in the case of seafood, be sure to pair it with something that will stand up to the strength of the wine, such as paella and Mediterranean-style fish stews. We recommend the Torres Iberico Rioja Crianza from the Iberian Peninsula.

Zinfandel: Zinfandel is widely cultivated in California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys. It is lighter in color than other reds, but has high acidity and moderate tannins, making it a great match for grilled or pan-seared salmon. Try the award-winning Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California.

As you explore the best wines to pair with seafood, stop in at a Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits store on Grand Cayman where our team of experts will help you make a selection for every meal.