Wine doesn’t always have to be paired with six-course meals, it can also pair perfectly with an easy homemade dinner. For a quick and delicious weeknight treat, enjoy our Grilled Turkey Burger recipe below with its favourite sidekick, our 2016 Syrah.

Our 100% estate grown Syrah shows the power, texture, complexity and elegance of the Similkameen. The nose balances ripe plum, dried black cherry with subtle hints of jasmine and clove. The full, silky-textured palate is packed with blackberry, cassis and black pepper followed by a lingering dark chocolate finish. A unique and complimentary pairing with the Grilled Turkey Burgers.

Recommendation: Decant for 30-60 minutes


6 lbs ground turkey
1 stalk of leek, halved and sliced
1/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/3 cup onions, grated
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp dill
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
6 slices smoked gruyere cheese
6 slices edam cheese
6 of your favourite buns


1. Add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, except for cheese and buns. Mix gently as to not overwork the turkey and form into 4 to 6 patties. Refrigerate the patties for 45 minutes.

2. Turn the BBQ on and let heat to 400°F. Once heated, lightly oil the grill so the patties will not stick.

3. Place the burgers on the grill, close the lid and let cook for 5-6 minutes then flip with a spatula. Turkey burgers typically take 10-12 minutes to cook and are cooked at to an internal temperature of 180°F. During the last minute, place the gruyere and edam on the burgers and close the lid halfway.

4. Serve with your favourite toppings and homemade bistro frites.