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Easter candy wine pairing

Easter candy & St. James Winery wine! Each is a treat on its own – as a pairing – pure indulgence.


Created for wine lovers, this Easter candy & wine pairing guide features the best of the season’s tastes, smells, and festive fun!  We’ve chosen six classic Easter goodies and paired them with their perfect St. James Winery wines. Taste your favorites, or taste them all – just be sure to leave one out for the Easter Bunny!


Reese’s Eggs + Concord

An Easter candy & wine pairing as classic as peanut butter and jelly, your favorite Reese’s peanut butter cups in holiday-egg-shape pair naturally with the fresh grape flavor of sweet Concord wine.
To start with, we love the creamy peanut butter and rich milk chocolate in the Reese’s. Oh, what it does to the senses when paired with juicy, sweet Concord wine that’s reminiscent of grape jam!

Concord wine and Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs


Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg + Friendship School Red

Slightly off traditional, this pairing features the chocolate version of the Cadbury Creme Egg and our favorite semi-dry red, Friendship School. The wine, a red blend, is light-bodied and boasts black cherry on the palate. These qualities pair magnificently with the rich and creamy egg. Bite, sip, repeat. Sure to put a hop in your step, we suggest tucking an egg or two away for a rainy day delight.

Easter candy and wine pairing


Peeps + Strawberry Citrus

Classic Peeps marshmallow delights, with their pillowy texture and sugar coating, paired with our newest seasonal wine, Strawberry Citrus, is a match straight from the bunny trail! Strawberry Citrus has rapidly become a favorite of St. James Winery wine drinkers. It’s crafted with all-natural strawberry, lemon, and lime fruit. Light, refreshing, and just the right amount of sweet and tart, it compliments the extreme sweetness of Peeps without competing or overpowering. Knowing the Easter Bunny’s sweet tooth,  this pairing may well be the one they favor most of all.

Easter candy and wine pairing


Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bunny + Cherry

Easter day feels incomplete without a chocolate bunny’s ear to nibble. Hopping in to elevate the experience, all-natural Cherry fruit wine. We all know that chocolate and cherries go together like, well, bunnies and carrots. Hershey’s is known for its pure milk chocolate, and St. James Winery is known for its fruit wines, crafted with 100% real fruit. This pairing is so simply delicious, that you might find yourself pouring an extra glass and breaking off a chunk of chocolate bunny to share with your BFF.

Easter Candy and Wine Pairing

Brach’s Jelly Bird Eggs + Country White

It takes a special wine to pair with the variety of flavors in a bag of Brach’s Jelly Bird Eggs, America’s #1 selling jelly bean. Sweet Country White is just the wine to meet the challenge. Balanced and smooth with floral aromas, Country White has the versatility to pair with every jelly bean flavor – from orange to grape and even licorice. Pick out your favorite flavors and enjoy the taste experience when you add a sip of sweet Country White wine.

Easter Candy and Wine Pairing


Whoppers Robin Eggs + Estate Norton

Whoppers Robin Eggs is an exciting taste experience! First, there’s a sweet crunch on the candy’s outer shell. Then you get the creamy milk chocolate second layer, and finally, the malty goodness center for which Whoppers are famous. A candy with this many layers deserves a wine bold enough to pair with each, and Estate Norton is just that wine. It’s complex and rich with layered flavors of berries, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate. Aged in oak, Estate Norton is one of the smoothest, most drinkable bold reds you’ll find. Add the one-of-a-kind taste and crunch of a Robin Egg, and this Easter is sure to be the tastiest one yet.

Easter Candy and Wine Pairing


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The Easter weekend is coming up, and we hope you find you basket filled with all the things you love best … like maybe some wine from St. James Winery!

If you’re in the market for a traditional Easter Basket, look no further than our Velvet Red Basket which features a pretty Longhorn stained oval basket filled with our award-winning Velvet Red Wine, crackets, cheese spread, chocolates, and more. Order the basket and get it shipped for less than $50!

When it’s your job play Easter bunny and make some fun baskets for the grown-ups, hop on over to the wine aisle of your favorite market and grab a few packs of St. James Winery Velvet Red and Velvet White minis. These cute little 187ml bottles are just the right size to tuck into a basket. Add a chocolate bunny and some jelly beans and you’re set.

Psst — one more quick idea:  for an eggs-tra special bit of fun at an adults-only Easter egg hunt, use glue dots to attach a plastic egg to the labels of our mini-bottles. Then, hide the bottles in the grass, bottle-side down so only the eggs show.