Unmasking the Perfect Wines for Halloween

wine for halloween

Halloween is a ghoulishly delightful time of year, filled with costumes, candies, and creepy celebrations. Whether you’re hosting a spooky soirée or planning a quiet night in, the right wine can enhance the eerie ambiance. So, grab your cauldron and broomstick, and let’s explore the enchanting world of Halloween wines, with a little help from SomMailier.

1/ Wine Selections for Halloween Parties

When it comes to hosting a Halloween party, it’s all about creating an atmosphere that gives your guests delightful chills. The wines you choose should reflect the theme while appealing to various tastes.

Bewitching Red Blends

Red wines are often associated with Halloween’s dark and mysterious vibe. A perfect choice would be a red blend like Château La Genestiere. This wine combines the richness of Grenache and Syrah and the depth of Mourvèdre to create a bewitching potion of dark fruit flavors and hints of licorice. It pairs splendidly with hearty, fall-inspired dishes like roasted meats and pumpkin risotto, making it a fantastic addition to your Halloween feast.

red wine and pumpkin

Eerie Elegance with Chardonnay

For those who prefer white wines, a Chardonnay like SomMailier’s Château Pech de Jammes brings a touch of eerie elegance to your Halloween celebration. Its crisp apple and citrus notes are reminiscent of autumn orchards, making it an ideal accompaniment to cheese platters and lighter Halloween fare. The oak aging adds a subtle hint of vanilla, providing a ghostly glow of complexity.

halloween chardonnay

Our other Chardonnay wines:

Vincent Girardin – Blagny 1er Cru Meursault 2016 (Fine wine)

Domaine Terra Noé – Ardèche Blanc 2020

Anne d’Angely – Montmains 1er Cru Chablis 2019

Domaine La Croix Belle- Le Champ de Lys – Languedoc Blanc 2020

2/ A Hauntingly Sweet Finish

No Halloween gathering is complete without a sweet treat. Dessert wines, like a luscious Sauternes from SomMailier, can be the perfect ending to your spooky soirée. This golden nectar offers flavors of honey, apricot, and candied fruit, making it a delightful match for pumpkin pie, caramel apples, or chocolate truffles.

halloween dessert

Wine and Traditional Halloween Traditions

Halloween isn’t just about parties; it’s also a time for cherished traditions like pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, and ghost stories by the fire.

Pumpkin Carving and Pinot Noir

pumkin carving halloween

Carving pumpkins is a quintessential Halloween activity, and a bottle of Pinot Noir can be your creative companion. Its delicate, fruity notes harmonize with the earthy scent of pumpkins, and the smooth texture complements the fun of sculpting jack-o’-lantern masterpieces. Sip and carve your way into the Halloween spirit.

We have plenty of Pinot Noir wines for you to taste!

Baptiste Bienvenu – Les Climats – Bourgogne Irancy 2021

Domaine Charles Frey – Quintessence – Alsace Pinot Noir 2019

Vincent Girardin – La Maltroie – Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 2019 (Fine wine)

Domaine de la Thalie – Rully 2018

Domaine Annie Derain – Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise 2017

Apple Bobbing and Crisp Rosé

Apple bobbing is a fun game that involves apples and water, but it can be even more delightful with a glass of Rosé in hand. Its refreshing character and hints of red berries offer the perfect contrast to the dunking and diving. Just be careful not to spill any in the water!

Try out our Rosé wine:

Via Caritatis – Lux de Cælo – Ventoux Rosé 2020

Ghost Stories by the Fire with Merlot

As the night darkens, gather around the fire to share spine-tingling ghost stories. Keep warm with a glass of SomMailier’s Merlot in hand. Its velvety texture and flavors of ripe plums and cherries make for a comforting companion as you listen to tales of the supernatural.

Some of Sommailier’s Merlot:

Chateau La Fleur Terrien – Lussac-Saint-Émilion Bordeaux 2016

Chateau Cordet – Margaux 2018

Chateau Bonnange – Bordeaux Côtes de Blaye 2018

Château Neyrac – Pécharmant 2019


Halloween is a time for eerie delights, and the right wine can add a hauntingly good touch to your celebrations and traditions. From bewitching red blends to elegant Chardonnay, and sweet Sauternes for dessert, SomMailier has a selection of wines that will make your Halloween unforgettable.

So, whether you’re hosting a spirited Halloween party or enjoying traditional activities like pumpkin carving and ghost stories, SomMailier’s wines are your perfect companions. Raise a glass, savor the flavors, and embrace the enchantment of Halloween with the best wines in hand. Cheers to a spooktacular celebration!

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Julia is happy to help with any custom orders. Please reach out to her via email at julia@sommailier.com.