a guide to Pairing wine with chocolate

black liquid in clear wine glass on brown wooden table

Margaret River is famous for its world-class wine, and as chocolate lovers, we know that chocolate and wine make an excellent pairing. But with so many chocolate and wine varieties available, it can be challenging to know which combinations to try. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to pairing chocolate and wine in Margaret River, so you can have the perfect day out in this beautiful wine region.

Start with the basics

Before we dive into the pairings, it’s essential to understand the basics of pairing chocolate and wine. Dark chocolate pairs well with full-bodied red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz. Milk chocolate pairs well with lighter red wines like Pinot Noir or Rose. White chocolate is best paired with sweet and fortified wines like Muscat or Port.

Visit Yallingup Chocolate

Start your day by visiting our chocolate factory in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. Here, you can learn about the chocolate-making process, taste some of our delicious chocolate varieties, and purchase some for later. We offer a range of chocolate flavors, from classic dark chocolate to adventurous combinations like chili chocolate and lavender chocolate.

Head to a Winery

Next, head to a local winery to taste some of the region’s best wines. Some of our favorite wineries in Margaret River include Vasse Felix, Leeuwin Estate, and Cullen Wines. Try to match the style of chocolate to the style of wine you are tasting. For example, try pairing a Cabernet Sauvignon with dark chocolate or a Rose with milk chocolate.

Chocolate and Wine Pairing

After you’ve tasted some wine, it’s time to pair it with your chocolate. Here are some pairings that we recommend trying:

  • Dark chocolate with Cabernet Sauvignon: The tannins in the wine and the bitterness of the chocolate complement each other well.
  • Milk chocolate with Pinot Noir: The lightness of the wine matches the creaminess of the milk chocolate.
  • White chocolate with Muscat: The sweetness of the wine pairs perfectly with the creaminess of the white chocolate.

Relax and Enjoy

Now that you’ve learned about chocolate and wine pairing, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Dunsborough, Yalling up and Margaret River region. Pair your favorite chocolate with your favorite wine, and enjoy the perfect day out in this beautiful wine region.

In conclusion, pairing chocolate and wine is an excellent way to enhance your tasting experience in the Dunsborough, Yallingup and Margaret River region. Remember to start with the basics, visit a chocolate factory, head to a winery, and then experiment with different pairings. With these tips, you’re sure to have an unforgettable day out in this beautiful part of Western Australia.