The Sunset Wine Club perfectly pairs standout wines with recipes from the magazine. See our favorite wine pairings here.

Salt Jacket Prime Rib
Erin Kunkel

The wines of the West are an integral part of the lifestyle that we celebrate in our pages—and the Sunset Wine Club is the essence of that mission in a glass.

We’ve partnered with premier online wine retailer Wine Access to curate the perfect mix of reds and whites to drink this season, produced by top growers and vintners in California, Oregon, Washington, and beyond. Each quarterly shipment is $120.

Even better, the bottles have been selected to go with the recipes and menus in our magazine. Just look for the Sunset Wine Club “Perfect Pairing” sidebar when you’re paging through an issue of Sunset. For our 2022 holiday issue we created pairings that include classics, like prime rib matched with a full-bodied red, and more contemporary combos, like a Rosé of Mourvèdre that goes with pho.

Subscribe to the Sunset Wine Club and you’re not just getting wine shipments. You’re getting a taste of the magazine’s featured selections, and the captivating story behind each bottle. It’s an invitation to sit and sip at the Sunset table. Read on for the latest perfect pairings.

Recipes and Wine Pairings for the 2022 Holiday Issue

Spinach, Kale, and Cherry Salad
Spinach, Kale, and Dried Cherry Salad

Erin Kunkel

2019 High Valley Vineyard Red Blend: This Zinfandel blend is a great counterpart to a spinach, kale, and dried cherry salad. Its soft tannic structure works nicely with the greens without adding to the bitterness. Get the recipe.

Communion's Pho
A “Pho-Like Situation”

Thomas J. Story

2021 Foxen Winery Rosé of Mourvèdre: This wine boasts a crisp, refreshing finish that will pick up the floral, exotic spice but won’t compete with the complexity of the flavors in the broth used in the pho-like soup made by Seattle chef Kristi Brown. This soup, by the way, may be the perfect complement to a drizzly Seattle winter day. Get the recipe.

Winter Beet Soup
Winter Beet Soup

Erin Kunkel. ©2022 by Mary Heffernan.

2021 Tensley Syrah Santa Barbara County: Jenni Kayne’s winter soup pairs well with a wine that carries both sweet and savory notes. This one finishes with a twist of black pepper, adding a dash of spice to the mix. Get the recipe.

Winter Panzanella
Winter Panzanella

Erin Kunkel

2020 Tassajara Pinot Noir Monterey: The winter citrus in Kayne’s panzanella and Pinot Noir pair gorgeously as the wine has a healthy dose of citrus zest, and the tannins don’t compete with the radicchio. Get the recipe.

Tinned Fish Tray
Tinned Fish Tray

Thomas J. Story

2020 Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vineyard Albariño Russian River Valley: A natural with seafood, Albariño is bold enough to match the richness of tinned fish, with a citrusy edge that plays nicely with the briny, acidic accompaniments. Get the recipe.

Salt Jacket Prime Rib
Salt-Jacket Prime Rib with Horseradish Crème Fraîche

Erin Kunkel

2019 Aldo Cesar Palafox Pionero Red Blend Cosecha Selecta: Salt-jacket prime rib should be served with this structured wine that picks up on the earthiness of the dry-aged beef while matching its body. Get the recipe.


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