Greek Salad pairs best with crisp white wines with lots of acidity such as Sauvignon Blanc, Rueda, Pinot Grigio, Assyrtiko and Prosecco.  Red wine with Greek Salad is a terrible idea as the high acidity of the tomatoes will make the wine taste sour.  The sharp flavours of olives, cucumber, feta cheese, and oregano are also not appealing with red wine.  Rosé is the wine to pair with Greek Salad if you absolutely dislike white wine.  However, if you insist on red wine, you might get away with a chilled glass of Beaujolais.

Best Wine With Greek Salad

White WineSauvignon BlancGreek Salad
White WineAssyrtikoGreek Salad
White WineRuedaGreek Salad
Sparkling WineProseccoGreek Salad
White WineSemillonGreek Salad
White WineVerdejoGreek Salad
White WinePinot GrigioGreek Salad
White WineSaint Chinian - White - Languedoc RoussillonGreek Salad
White WineMoschofileroGreek Salad
RoséRoséGreek Salad
White WineMuscadetGreek Salad
White WineGrüner VeltlinerGreek Salad
Red WineBeaujolaisGreek Salad

Sauvignon Blanc & Greek Salad Pairing

Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with Greek Salad as this tangy white wine matches the sharp flavours of the Greek Salad.  Green with grassy and herbal flavours, Sauvignon Blanc complements the cucumbers, olives, garlic and oregano tossed into your Greek Salad. Meanwhile, Sauvignon Blanc features zippy notes of lime, lemon and grapefruit, which match up well with the acidity of the chopped tomatoes.

Assyrtiko & Greek Salad Pairing

Assyrtiko is a Greek white wine featuring bright lemon, peach and passion fruit flavours and high acidity, which holds up to the barrage of dressing, tomatoes, cucumbers and sharp olive flavours of your Greek Salad.  The mineral and flinty notes of Assyrtiko blend perfectly with the feta cheese, and the dry, crisp flavours of the wine hold up to the sharp Greek Salad flavours.

Pinot Grigio & Greek Salad Pairing

An Italian Pinot Grigio is a great wine pairing with Greek Salad as this wine is a crowd-pleaser and can be found nearly everywhere.  Pinot Grigio is popular because it is dry, crisp and fruity, with light flavours of citrus, green apples, pears, smoke and minerals.

While light in flavour, Pinot Grigio has enough acidity to deal with the sharp flavours of Greek Salad.  Meanwhile, the white wine will provide enough neutral flavours in between bites to offer a bit of refreshment against the bossy flavours of your Greek Salad.

Rosé & Greek Salad Pairing

Rosé is an excellent match with Greek Salad as the strawberry, cherry and raspberry flavours of this wine get along great with the perceived sweetness of the Greek Salad’s tomato flavours.  The feta cheese also soaks up the Rosé notes of cherry, herbs, strawberry, mineral and herbs, making the Rosé taste even more delicious.

If you are serving Rosé at a mixed banquet, be warry that many men in North America dislike drinking Rosé as they feel it’s a girly wine.  I make this statement after having 30 years of experience pouring wine at weddings and banquets – as I’ve seen so many men repulsed by the idea of being caught with a pink drink.  If you feel this will be a problem at your event, offer a glass of Sparkling wine instead, or Beaujolais.

Prosecco & Greek Salad Pairing

A dry Prosecco from Italy is a sparkling wine with lots of crisp acidity to handle the high acidity of Greek Salad.  Featuring light notes of pear, apple, almond and minerals, Prosecco doesn’t get in the way of the intense Greek Salad flavours, but rather keeps you refreshed in between bites.

Dry Prosecco and Extra-Dry Prosecco means there’s still a bit of sweetness in it, and this scant amount of residual sugar is acceptable with Greek Salad.  If you want something not sweet at all, you’ll have to seek out a Brut Prosecco.  Regardless, any 0ff-dry sparkling wine will pair great with Greek Salad.  I recommend Prosecco as the quality is consistently good, and it’s much more affordable than Champagne.