4 Of The Best Wines to Pair with your Small Plates


4 Of The Best Wines to Pair with your Small Plate


Pairing food with wine is an often talked about subject, but it can be hard to find the perfect pinot grigio to pair with your pasta or a sensational shiraz to spice up your steak.

Luckily Hencote has come up with some fantastic options to simplify this cooking conundrum with the following pairing advice below:


Solaris 18 – The Solaris boasts an all-round freshness with passion fruit, grapefruit and kiwi flavours underpinned by scintillating mountain stream purity. It pairs perfectly with fresh oysters and with dishes containing white cheeses like goats’ cheese, mozzarella and Burrata. It also compliments white-fleshed fish & crustaceans with herb butter sauces and green salads but leave the vinaigrette dressing.

Rosé 18 – Typically light and bright, this wine is both full of blossom perfume and red summer berries that lead to a delightfully amiable freshness in the mouth. Pair this wine with stronger flavoured fish like salmon & smoked eel to bring out the best of flavours. If fish is not your thing then enjoy this wine with charcuterie al fresco or lighter meats like poultry. This wine also works with a variety of flavours in vegetarian dishes.

Evolution 18 – Hencotes Evolution has been bottled straight after harvest and then rested for four months. This gives a lively bead and vibrant bouquet of crab apple and hedgerow herbs combined with a brilliant freshness. Really versatile, this wine offers an alternative for fresh oysters and scallops while also handling salt and spice well. Richer veg dishes like cauliflower risotto or salads with vinaigrette dressing are also complimented by this fantastic wine. Richer fish like turbot, lobster and creamy sauced dishes also dance when paired with Evolution.

Lifestyle red 17– This red wine is produced from Rondo grapes and is medium-bodied with forest fruit aromas. Looking to get the best out of chargrilled meats like game bird, venison, beef or lamb? Then this is the wine for you. It also carries less richer sauces making it an easy Sunday roast wine. Finally, this well rounded red can handle tomato based meals such as pizza and several delightful pasta dishes.


If you are a fan of wine and would like to learn more, then why not stay at
Shrewsbury accommodation at Hencote where you can learn more about these wines and top up your knowledge on this fantastic drink.

Hencote offers luxury onsite accommodation which is available in the shape of the Grange, an elegantly restored Georgian farmhouse, and the glamping village, a series of lavishly furnished luxury lodges. Each residence is outfitted with its own hot tub – the perfect vantage point from which to take in the view of the Shrewsbury skyline and the vibrant vineyard that sits below.

They run winery and vineyard tours throughout the year, where guests will be able to share in the vision that creates Hencote’s wine. Winery tours are available every Thursday to Sunday throughout January to April whilst the Vineyard Tours begin in May when the growing season starts and continues through to harvest in September. Book your tour now through our online shop or by contacting Hencote directly.

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