Planning an adult Halloween party should be fun! In addition to ghoulish décor, Haunting Music and plenty of Delicious Food, another part of the Halloween party planner process is choosing the right wines.
Make no bones about it! Here are some of the best wines from vineyards in the Southwest United States region for an adult Halloween party:
Vampire Pinot Grigio from Vampire Vineyard in Paso Robles, California has created a line of Vampire and Dracula wines…perfect for an adult Halloween party! This Vampire Pinot Grigio has fresh lime fruit aromas, is easy to drink and refreshing. Serve this “Blood of the Vine” with pasta, chicken, or salads dressed in Blood Orange Vinaigrette.
Poizin – A lush, delicious, and “serious” wine from Armida Winery in Healdsburg, California is packaged in a coffin-like box. This sinful Zinfandel has aromas of plum, cherry, spicy peppercorn and zinberry. The taste is soft, with hints of chocolate, sweet oak, and vanilla. A decorating tip for the Halloween party planner is to group three or four of these “coffins” on the wine tasting table for a spooky adult Halloween party centerpiece. Definitely a wine to die for!
Graveyard Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc from Graveyard Vineyards is crisp and clean with bright fruity aromas. Serve this wine well chilled with an assortment of appetizers. And for those who are morbidly curious, Graveyard Vineyards sits atop a hill next to the historic Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Hangman from Bitter Creek Winery– The lively Hangman from Bitter Creek Winery in Jerome, Arizona is a blend of Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Zinfandel. This spooky offering has flavors of oak, gingerbread, chocolate, plum, guava, and papaya. The label is a conversation piece for any adult Halloween party; it’s designed as a tarot card by a local Arizona tattoo artist! This wine pairs well with many different types of foods; a suggestion would be to serve Hangman for dessert; with a Halloween Pumpkin Chocolate Cake!
Thunder from Twilight Cellars – This intense Paso Robles, California wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre and is perfect for an adult Halloween party. With flavors of rich black cherry, plum, and spice, Thunder pairs well with grilled meats.
River of Skulls from Twisted Oak Winery– This Calaveras County, California wine is produced from grapes from the Dalton vineyard, in the vicinity of the Calaveras River, also known as the River of Skulls. This bone dry Rhone blend of Mourvedre and Syrah has hints of leather, tobacco, and herbs. Foods that would pair well with this 90-point Wine Enthusiast- rated wine are lamb, pork, and risotto. If you’re a Halloween party planner, River of Skulls should be on your adult Halloween party wine list!
Witch Creek Syrah of San Diego is from the award winning Witch Creek Winery located in the coastal village of Carlsbad, California. This bewitching wine has deep blackberry fruit on the nose with spice and charred oak on the palate. Any or all of these adult Halloween party wine selections will be sure to put your guests in good “spirits”…Cheers!