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Wine Tour: Food Pairings

Of course, we couldn’t leave out the delicious local dishes that pair best with these local drinks. And who is the best to give insight into those delicious meals other than the creators of their drink companion? Plan your next dinner out or in with these pairings!

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“We love Thai Orchid in Moorhead! Our favorite dish is the green curry with chicken, and we think it goes very well with our wine, Prairie Sky, made from LaCrescent grapes. This semi-sweet white wine has a bouquet of melons and citrus, with flavors of tropical fruits and just the right acidity to complement the bold flavor and spiciness of this delicious entree!”

-Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery

“One of our most popular wines is our Black Currant. We have created a pizza to pair with that wine. It’s smoked bacon, caramelized onion, and dried cranberry topping on a homemade bread dough crust with bechamel sauce. Our pizzas are baked in our wood and grape-fired oven.”

-Rookery Rock Winery
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“Of course, we think our wines go perfectly with the
vegetarian and vegan options we offer on the menu at 4e
Winery. Our Dry Brianna goes particularly well with our
Mediterranean Salad.

Also, Nichole’s Fine Pastries and Café in Fargo offers our dry
Rhubarb wine which is perfectly paired with their Turkey Brie
Apple sandwich.”

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“Cider is easy to pair with food. Our Action or Cider Greg cider goes great with any of the food served at Beer & Fish Company or Wurst Bier Hall. Think apples and cheese when in doubt. Blackbird Woodfire Pizza is fabulous with our ciders!”

-Cottonwood Cider House
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“There is no place like the Red Trail Vineyard when it comes to having a locally grown Ribeye Steak along with our locally grown Frontenac Red Wine.”

-Red Trail Vineyard
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“Tati’s Mediterranean Sauver’s Dip Platter that includes: Hummus, Baba Ghannoj and Labneh along with their Pita Chips to be paired with our Sheyenne Unoaked (Dry White Wine). This pairs well together because the refreshing flavors of the wine compliment the many different flavors of the dip platter. Together, the dips and wine don’t last very long, but can also compliment the conversation and experience with friends.”

-Bear Creek Winery
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“Our Ginger Mead goes well with Thai or Chinese food. I especially like it with the Black Pepper Garlic Pork from Leela Thai Cuisine. This is a dish with a lot of depth and the Ginger Mead (semi-sweet honey and ginger flavors) goes very nicely with this. The semi-sweet balances the spicy flavors of the black pepper garlic.”

-Prairie Rose Meadery
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Travel through the area’s own personal wine country! Hosted by the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, you can visit all these local wineries and more, and if visiting these lovely places isn’t enough of a treat, there’s a prize waiting for you at the end of your glass, or trek!

Start at the Visitors Center to grab your passport, then get your stamp from each stop you sip at! Visit all of the places now that you know a little more about them, plus one more—Maple River Winery, located in Casselton, ND!

Not sure where to start? Visit to learn the best route to take the trek, tips and must-trys, courtesy of the Visitors Center.

Written by Brady Drake

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