Wine Pairing for Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt


as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo

  • Broccoli is a vegetable with wide range of tastes – vegetal flavors dominate when its raw and savory notes develop as it cooks
  • Roasting broccoli unlocks beautiful candied and nutty elements that have depth and weight. Roasting also creates crispy and crunchy textures that were not present originally.
  • The richness of roasted broccoli can be brightened up by pairing a tart yogurt on the side or drizzled on top. Creamy yogurt with a citrus zest creates roundedness and additional interest to the dish.
  • Experiment with roasting other root vegetables and discover how each take on a different level of caramelization while creating a colorful vegetable side dish.

Recommended Wines:

as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo

Pair with any of the following:

Sauvignon Blanc (dry white with high acid and zippiness)

Lepard Vineyard Chenin Blanc (off-dry white with notes of honey)

Private Reserve Pinot Noir (light style dry red with fruit forward profile)



Karen Bonarrigo, Director of Administration for Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc, is an expert in wine and food pairing.

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