At Nine Hats Wines, we take our pizza and wine pairings seriously. Just like we make a wine for everyone’s palate, the same is true for pizza. Out partner in fun, Nine Pies Pizzeria makes New York Style pizza and is connected to our SODO tasting room — a hip and eccentric spot where the wine is always flowing and the pies are always flying!
Fun fact: The pizzeria used to be an old Vespa repair shop! When you visit, you’ll notice the theme and decorations that are brought to life throughout the shop. We even named our pies after Vespa models in order to pay homage to its history.
Now, let’s get down to the nitty greasy, shall we? When it comes to pairing pizza and wine, you have to keep in mind two very important things: toppings and tasting notes! The toppings are what make the pie and the tasting notes are what describe the wine, so the two combined should complement each other. Whether you’re a red or a white wine fan, we’ve got the perfect combo for you.
This pie is a fan-favorite. If you’re someone who likes it a little sweet yet a little spicy when it comes to pizza, this pairing is for you. The toppings on this bad boy include jalapeños, pepperoni, pineapple, chili oil, mozzarella, parmesan, and tomato sauce. Our 2015 Nine Hats Merlot is the perfect pair for all that flavor. The rich tannins, spice, and dark fruit flavors from the Merlot bring out the zesty ingredients of the pizza. Together, they produce a burst of flavor like you’ve never experienced. Is your mouth watering yet? Because we’re only getting started.
This one is for all of the white sauce, white wine loving foodies! Up next is our Siluro pie, which actually means ‘torpedo.’ Naturally, the flavors from the pizza and wine together explode like a torpedo. Served on this unique pie is rosemary roasted Yukon Gold potatoes, pancetta, red onion, gorgonzola, and mozzarella. All of those delectable flavors paired with the elegant, bright, citrusy notes of the 2016 Nine Hats Chardonnay come together in pure harmony.
Dying to try this pairing? Every Thursday we host a game night happy hour from 5-7pm! Come on in for games, $1 off pours, and pie. If you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own pie to pair with your favorite Nine Hats wine!
Next up is a delicious, everyday duo that is bold, expressive, and will surely have you coming back for another slice (and glass). In English, Gran Turismo translates to a high-performance model of an automobile. This pie and wine pairing is the very embodiment of these characteristics. The toppings on this pie are sausage, soppressata, salami, mushrooms, black olives, mozzarella, and tomato sauce. It’s authentic, savory, and balances out the 2016 Nine Hats Cabernet Sauvignon flawlessly. The flavors from the pie are brought out immediately with one sip of the Cabernet due to its sweet red berry notes, luscious mouthfeel, and savory spice flavors.
Well, there you have it! Cheesy, authentic, delectable New York style pizza paired with delicious Washington wine. At this point, you’re probably wondering where you can place your order. Luckily, the last Tuesday of each month we host a C U Last Tuesday (CULT) movie night where RSVPs are free! Upgrade to VIP and enjoy comfy seats, an entire pie, and a bottle of your favorite Nine Hats wine to make your Tuesday that much more enjoyable. Next time you stop in, we’d love to see your favorite wine and pie pairings, so be sure to share them with us on social media. We can’t wait to see you in SODO!