Wines to Drink with Blood Oranges

There are many reasons you want to pair blood oranges with wine. For starters, everything tastes better with wine! On the other hand, citrus fruits are not only tasty but healthy and incredibly versatile, so you can add them to any meal.

Out of curiosity, we’ve asked the wine experts at the Yarra Valley about their favourite wine pairings with oranges, and we thought we’d share a condensed version of their answers. If you want the complete story, take a private winery tour to Yarra Valley with Chauffeur Drive, Melbourne, Yarra Valley this is a fantastic way to learn more about wine in this beautiful cool climate wine region.

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What are blood oranges, anyway?

We know you’ve seen these ruby-red oranges before, but what are they? On the outside, blood oranges look more eye catching than just regular oranges. These are not defective oranges but a natural mutation of the common orange (Citrus × Sinensis).

The pigments that give these fruits their lovely red hue is entirely natural and quite healthy! It’s a source of antioxidants that can help you stay young and healthy.

Talking about all-natural produce, the Yarra Valley has an abundance on offer.   Visit with Chauffeur Drive, Melbourne, Yarra Valley on your private luxury chauffeured winery tour with lunch included.  Why not sample gins infused with blood orange it’s a perfect way to start or end your private tour with us, come and learn more about pairing blood oranges with your favourite wine.

How to Pair Wine with Blood Oranges?

Blood oranges taste like oranges but have a lovely raspberry undertone. It pairs best with one of these types of wine:

Pink Moscato

Moscato is not a grape but a grape family, and these are some of the most ancient wine grapes in the world! We will show you where to source your Moscato for the lovers of everything sweet in the Yarra Valley.  A perfect drink to enhance the always citrus scent reminiscent of orange peels. This lovely fizzy version has berry scents, too, yum!

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Viognier is a unique white grape; it has the loveliest floral bouquet and hints of orange blossoms, which pair very well with blood oranges. Expect a peachy palate and a nice dry finish, how delicious and we know exactly where to find this grape, yum!

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Pinot Noir Rosé

Pinot Noir is more than silky red wine. The grape is the source for fantastic rosé as well. The Burgundian grape’s tanginess makes it a delicious pairing with citrus fruit like blood oranges, perfect match!

Pinot Noir is a must-try during your visit to the Yarra Valley with Chauffeur Drive, Melbourne, Yarra Valley.

Learn How to Pair Every Food with Wine!

Visiting the Yarra Valley wine country is a perfect opportunity for learning about grapes, wine and food pairings. A private tour to Yarra will prove to be more than a relaxing experience; it’s also the opportunity to increase your wine knowledge!

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