Thorn-Clarke Wines

Your Australia Day Wine Pairings

If you’re anything like us, when hosting family and friends, you’re always looking for ways to make the meal special. A great way to set your meal apart is to offer a carefully selected wine pairing to complement the flavours of the dish you’ve put so much love and thought into.

But what if you’re not a wine aficionado? In fact, what if you’re a total beginner?

At Thorn-Clarke, we believe that good wine should be enjoyed by everyone. So we’ve done the hard work for you and created a list of beautiful pairings for some classic Australia Day dishes.



Whether you’re cooking a roast or serving chops straight from the barbeque, a red wine with sweet, earthy flavours pairs particularly well with the richness of lamb.

Our pick:

2017 Shotfire Quartage



Barbeque and prawns are a match made in heaven, only made better by a great wine match! A white wine with body, complexity and a great fruit flavour will really bring out the best in this classic dish.

Our picks:

2018 Single Vineyard Chardonnay  

2017 Eden Trail Chardonnay



Sausages and Australia Day are almost compulsory companions across the nation. Whether it’s traditional beef, an Italian pork style or even Chicken and pine nut, you’ll want a versatile wine to go with your sausage of choice.

Our pick:

2017 Sandpiper Shiraz



When you’re having friends and family over, chances are a platter of some description will make an appearance.  The variety of flavours and textures make it hard to pin down a single wine match, so again you’ll want a wine that’s versatile. We suggest offering your guests both a red and a white variety to suit all tastes.

Our picks:

2018 Single Vineyard Grenache  

2016 Barossa Trail Grenache  

2019 Sandpiper Pinot Gris