Pinot Gris Picnic Pairing

Fresh Watermelon & Cucumber Feta Salad


Wine by Joe Pinot Gris - Willamette Valley AVA

Received 89 points from The Wine Enthusiast 

Enjoy this fresh Watermelon & Cucumber Feta Salad with our Wine by Joe Pinot Gris to connect the bright and refreshing qualities of both the dish and the wine. Citrus fruit flavors swirl around the glass and are accompanied by a zesty, mouthwatering acidity. The feta cheese coats your palate as the watermelon brings delicate citrus fruit flavors to the front line which creates a beautifully balanced bites. 

Servings: 4 people

Price of grocery haul: $18


  • 4 cups watermelon - cubed
  • 1 cup cucumbers - sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion – chopped
  • 3 oz feta - cubed or crumbled
  • Juice & zest of 1 lime
  • 1.5 tsp basil - chopped
  • Salt & pepper: to taste
  • Olive oil: to taste
  • Feta, and basil: set aside for garnish


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the watermelon, cucumbers and red onion. Sprinkle the feta, basil, salt, pepper, and the lime zest.
  • Squeeze the lime and drizzle olive oil on top.
  • Mix the salad until all pieces are coated thoroughly.
  • Place desired amount on top of a bed of arugula.
  • Sprinkle some extra feta and basil on top for garnish.
  • Serve with 2018 Wine by Joe Pinot Gris!
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