Maryland Blogger: What wine do you prefer with turkey legs?

What wine do you prefer with turkey legs?

What wine do you prefer with turkey legs?


Chef Dolores tried a new creative recipe for turkey legs. They were delicious but she told me not to share the recipe because she wants to find others that will be easier to prepare. I had a glass of Shiraz and she opted for a glass of chardonnay. What wine do you prefer with turkey legs?

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Comment balloon 14 commentsRoy Kelley • December 21 2017 09:52PM


I am more of a breast man (maybe I should say white meat). Perhaps, you can meet halfway and drink Rose'? Rose wines are all the rage these days.

Posted by Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy (HomeSmart) 11 months ago

Roy, the only turkey legs I have eaten were at the county fair and really tough.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) 11 months ago


We love turkey legs, and I would have chosen a red wine.  A glass of Pinot from Napa would be great.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

I have never had wine with turkey legs and i do love turkey legs. Last time they were cooked outside in the deep fryer. Have a good night Roy

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 11 months ago

I can't drink red wi e so i would go with a Riesling or maybe a Rose. 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) 11 months ago

HI Roy Kelley - I leave the turkey legs for my guests but I do enjoy an almond champagne from Wilson Creek Temecula CA with turkey dinner. It has always been a hit with my guests. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

I don't like the wild taste of turkey legs. That is the part of the turkey that most of my guests avoid.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Roy there is an old saying "wine is red":)) just thought I would share and ask what Ron and Alexandra Seigel  would say:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 months ago

I'm not much of a wine connoisseur, Roy.  So I am open to all suggestions.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago

Thanks so much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

I'm a red fan so a stronger red with a mild meat works for me.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 11 months ago

We would also choose a red wine for turkey legs. Regardless, as long as one enjoys the meal...

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 11 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

I am more of a white meat gal, so haven't prepared turkey legs that weren't part of the whole turkey.  But, I can imagine the Chardonnay or the Shiraz would be great.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago