Pairing Wines with RVs

Published on June 8th, 2022

Ever wonder what type of wine your RV would be? Ok, probably not, but let’s have some fun here. If you happen to be visiting some wineries and feel like pairing your RV with a bottle of vino, or are just looking for a silly way to pass the time, here are some fun suggestions on what you could pair with each style of RV.

So pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine – or read on to see what to pair with your favorite motorhome or trailer!

Class A + Champagne

2019 Class A Motor Home Rental

Class A Motorhomes are fun, luxurious, and make a statement – just like Champagne! These are often what people think of when they hear the word “RV”, just as people think of Champagne when they hear the words sparkling wine. But similar to the fact that only sparkling wines made in the region of Champagne, France can be called “Champagne”, Class As are only one type of recreational vehicle.

These giant motorhomes make people think of fun, vacations, and glamping – which is why they go great with this bubbly beverage. They can also be a bit unwieldy if you don’t know what you’re doing – like popping a champagne bottle! Not to mention Class A RVs can also be very expensive, which is also the case for certain bottles of Champagne.

Have an older Class A that you’ve renovated? Try pairing it with a Cava – a sparkling wine from Spain. Made in the same traditional method as French Champagne, Cava is similar in taste and style, but for a much lower cost and made from unique Spanish grapes – just like a Class A that’s been lovingly and uniquely updated!

Ready to rent one? Pop some bubbly and look for your next Class A on RVshare!

Class B + Sauvignon Blanc

2019 Winnebago Travato 59K

Class Bs are versatile, easy to enjoy, and can go a lot of places. Similarly, Sauvignon Blanc is a versatile white wine that’s also easy to enjoy and goes with many things. Class Bs are the easiest to drive (since they’re vans) and are a great way to visit those hard to reach spots that Class As can’t get to. They’re also a good option for visiting busy cities where you don’t want to deal with a large RV. Basically, they’re great for a variety of travel needs.

It’s the same with Sauvignon Blanc. There’s a variety of flavors you can experience from this wine depending on where it’s from – the zesty and crisp type from New Zealand or the smoother style from California or France. And speaking of New Zealand, it’s known as a great place to both caravan in a Class B and enjoy some local Sauvignon Blanc!

Ready for some flexibility on your trip? Visit RVshare to find your perfect Class B rental.

Class C + Merlot

2021 Thor Motor Coach Chateau 27R

Next up on our pairings is the Class C motorhome with Merlot. Why? Because both are very approachable for beginners. If you’ve never RVed before and don’t have a tuck to pull a trailer, a Class C is a great way to start. Class C RVs are easier to drive than Class As, and have more room than a Class B. You can tow a car behind them or just drive them around on their own. They often have slides to give you more space but can still easily fit into most places you might want to go. Similarly, Merlot is a great way to get into red wine. It’s a lighter style and easier drinking wine than the heavier Cabernets or Syrahs (also on our list). They’re fruity and flavorful and make for all around great camping wines.

And forget what you’ve heard in the movie “Sideways”, there are some delicious and complex Merlots out there. Try a Merlot from the Pacific Northwest, or a right bank Bordeaux if you’re looking to enjoy an old world French Merlot.

Looking for that perfect mix of drivability and space? Rent some fantastic Class C options on RVshare.

Travel Trailer + Chardonnay

2021 Airstream Caravel 22FB

Next we’re pairing two workhorses together – travel trailers and Chardonnay. Travel trailers come in many shapes and sizes, have a wide variety of options and upgrades, and are a very approachable entry point to RVing. From small off-road capable travel trailers you can pull with an SUV to large luxurious styles that require a dually to haul it, you can find a travel trailer that meets your needs.

Similarly, Chardonnay is one of the most planted wine grapes and makes some of the most versatile wines. It grows in many places around the world, it tastes different depending on the winemaking process, and where it grows, and it can be made in a variety of styles including sparkling, light and crispy, or buttery and oaky. It’s great for drinking on its own or enjoying with food, just like travel trailers can take you on all sorts of different adventures.

Whether you’re looking for a tiny off-road trailer or a large luxurious retreat, we’ve got a fantastic selection to rent on RVshare.

Fifth Wheel + Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Heartland 2 BEDROOM, 1-1/2 BATH

Cabernet Sauvignon is a popular wine with a bit more bulk, which is why a fifth wheel is the perfect pairing. The larger size of a fifth wheel means you need a powerful truck to tow them with a hitch in the bed. Cabernet is a heavier wine with strong flavors and goes great with hearty dishes and grilled foods. And since you’ll have more room in a fifth wheel than you would in a smaller travel trailer or Class C, you might even have enough space to bring a grill along with you!

Cabernet Sauvignon is also a very popular red wine, just as fifth wheels are a very popular option for RVing. Fifth wheels are a favorite of full time RVers and are a great option for fall and winter camping, just like a glass a Cab is wonderful in the fall and winter months.

Looking to rent a fifth wheel? Check out the selection of local rentals on RVshare!

Pop Up Trailer + Rosé

2021 Opus Camper OPUS OP4

Pop up trailers are fun and easy for the summer months – just like rosé! Easier to tow than a giant travel trailer or toy hauler, these are the step in between tent camping and full blown RVing, just like rosé is its own category between white and red wines. Lighter than most red wines (but made from them) rosés are great for enjoying during the summer months – just like pop up trailers that don’t offer as much protection from the elements. And there’s a wide variety of rosés made from many different grapes, just like there are many options for pop up trailers.

Start your summer camping trip with these great pop up trailers on RVshare!

Toy Hauler + Syrah

2018 Heartland Fuel 305

Since Toy haulers can be travel trailers or fifth wheels, we’re giving them their own category. And since they’re a heavy hitting trailer, we’re going with Syrah (also called Shiraz in Australia) for this pairing.

Syrah/Shiraz is a fun wine, like all the fun toys you’ll be bringing with you in your toy hauler. It’s a dark red-purple wine that goes great with BBQ and burgers. So after a day of exploring on the toys you’ve brought along, load them into the toy hauler and enjoy a glass of Syrah from the Rhone region of France or Shiraz from Australia.

Find the perfect toy hauler for your next trip on RVshare.

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