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Pixar Pairings

Find out which wine pairs best with your favorite Pixar movie.


Courtesy of Lasseter Family Winery

When Pixar founder John Lasseter isn’t making movie magic in Emeryville, he and wife Nancy moonlight as winery owners—at Lasseter Family Winery in Glen Ellen. Though they do not exploit Pixar’s popular films to market their intriguing, well-priced wines, we couldn’t help but wonder: What would Woody drink?

Movie: Up

Wine pairing: 2009 Amoureux

The Lasseters named their Malbec blend after the French word for “lovers”: The couple honeymooned in Sonoma and discovered Malbec on the trip. A sentimental backstory and an ongoing adventure through life? Sounds a little like Up.

Movie: Toy Story

Wine pairing: 2011 Enjoué

The couple “researched” this wine while visiting France for the 2009 Cannes film fest. After bringing back 29 bottles, they developed this not-too-sweet rosé named for its characteristics: “joyful, playful, lighthearted, sunny, buoyant, cheerful.” Woody, we have a match.

Movie: Ratatouille

Wine pairing: 2009 Paysage

The Bordeaux-style Paysage scored 90 points from Wine Spectator, so it’s likely even Anton Ego—the imperious Parisian critic in Pixar’s foodie film—would like it.

Lasseter Family Winery is open for tastings by appointment. Visit lasseterfamilywinery.com

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