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Franciscan's Grilling Pairings

You don’t have to be an expert in grilling – or wine – to know that BBQ and Franciscan are a match made in backyard heaven.

When it comes to the perfect BBQ pairing, there’s no better compliment than a bottle of Franciscan – our juicy, fruit-forward wine paired with fall-off-the-bone BBQ elevates any dish into a sizzling masterpiece. ​

Click your BBQ style below to see which great tasting bottle of Franciscan complements your flavors.​

Kansas City Style BBQ

Kansas City Style is known for its iconic sweet and tangy sauce made of ketchup, molasses, and brown sugar.

Brisket and Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon brings out the full, juicy flavors while cleansing your palate between bites so you can get the full effect of the Kansas City flavor.​

Burnt Ends and Cabernet Sauvignon​

Our Cabernet Sauvignon amplifies both the smoky outside and the tender, juicy inside of burnt ends, taking this KC original to the next level.​

Texas Style BBQ​

Although there are regional styles across Texas, dry-rubbed and smoked brisket and beef ribs are staples of this style.

Beef Brisket and Cabernet Sauvignon

The dark fruit flavors of our Cabernet Sauvignon match the full-flavor beef to create a truly delicious Texas BBQ pairing you won’t want to miss.

Beef, Cheddar & Sausage w/Chardonnay​

Our unoaked Chardonnay perfectly complements the rich BBQ flavor to deliver delicious taste while cleansing the palate of salt and spice.​

Carolina Style BBQ

While both states use pork as the main meat of this style, North Carolina favors a vinegar and pepper-based sauce, and South Carolina uses a mustard base for their rub or sauce.

South Carolina Pork and Cabernet Sauvignon

South Carolina BBQ and our Cabernet Sauvignon make a great pairing no matter which part of the pig is used, with the wine complementing the rich and fatty flavors of the pork.

North Carolina Pork and Cabernet Sauvignon​​

Our Cabernet Sauvignon ripe fruit notes are the perfect complement to the full flavors of pork dishes and blend well with the light, vinegar-based sauces of the region.

Memphis Style BBQ

Memphis BBQ is known for everything pork, with the meat typically cooked in a dry rub of spices and the thin Memphis-style sauce served on the side.​

Memphis Pulled Pork and Chardonnay​

The unique fruit notes of our Chardonnay complement the fatty, juicy flavors of pulled pork while refreshing your palate between bites.​

Tangy BBQ Sauce and Chardonnay​

Even though Memphis is known for dry-rub pork, our refreshing, unoaked Chardonnay is a perfect complement to this tangy sauce.​

These pairings are full of flavor! Find our wines near you.​

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Visit us at Heritage Fire Festival!

Don’t just take our word for it,
come try our pairings for yourself!

Heritage Fire unites live-fire cooking, family farms, and local chefs in diverse destinations. The all-inclusive walk-around feast features thoughtful bites and sips prepared by some of the most critically acclaimed kitchens and wineries.​