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

Elote Pizza
Thomas J. Story

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 travel issue we created pairings that are greater than the sum of their parts, from smoky Russian River Pinot Noir coupled with blistered Sichuan-style green beans to a fruit-forward Mexican Cabernet Sauvignon matched with a pizza topped with the classic ingredients of elote.

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 Travel Issue

Vegan Chinese Dry Fried Green Beans
Blistered Dry-Fried String Beans

Reprinted with permission from The Vegan Chinese Kitchen by Hannah Che copyright © 2022. Photographs by Hannah Che. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

2020 Brian David Pinot Noir Russian River Valley: Sichuan-style blistered string beans by Hannah Che meet their match in this Pinot, an ideal Russian River example of depth and complexity. Get the recipe.

Sauteed Rainbow Chard with Saffron Compound Butter
Chicory and Beet Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette and Saffron Aioli Drizzle

Thomas J. Story

2021 Chris Hamilton Cellars Rosé Napa Valley: This is a rosé with gravitas that’s a great option for chicory and beet salad from Chef Arnon Oren, as found in our feature on California’s Peace & Plenty saffron farm. Wild strawberries and crushed stones abound with bright acidity and medium body. Get the recipe.

Saffron Chicory Beet Salad
Sautéed Rainbow Chard with Saffron Compound Butter

Thomas J. Story

2021 Voix de la Vigne Pinot Gris Willamette Valley: Drink this white wine with sautéed rainbow chard, also from Peace & Plenty’s Arnon Oren. Pleasant acidity and a long finish mirrors the nose with peach skins and fresh stone fruit. Get the recipe.

Autumn Vegetable and Chickpea Saffron Ragoût

Thomas J. Story

2019 Greg La Follette GLF Pinot Noir North Coast: A match for Oren’s vegetable and chickpea ragout, this wine has an ample body with richness and silkiness. It shows a great balance of energy and lift. Get the recipe.

California Gombo

Thomas J. Story

2017 Desert Wind Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Wahluke Slope Columbia Valley: This elegant red is instantly satisfying, delivering well-knit tannins and a lingering finish that pairs perfectly with chef Keith Corbin’s gombo. The recipe appeared in an article on perhaps the greatest workplace ever, one in which dinner parties regularly break out. Get the recipe.

Elote Pizza
Elote Pizza

Thomas J. Story

2021 Casa Magoni Sangiovese Cabernet Valle de Guadalupe: Pizza is the right dish to eat with this bold, fruit-forward, and instantly satisfying Cab. Specifically, we love it with Daniele Uditi’s elote pizza, as featured in the article This Is the Secret to Creating Perfect Neapolitan Pizza at Home, from our Travel Issue. Get the recipe.

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