Tūpari Pinot Gris & Creamy Garlic Chilli Mussels

We have paired up with the amazing Marlborough Shellfish company Omega Seafoods to bring you this delicious recipe. They featured on Country Calendar not long ago - if you didn't catch it it is worth checking out, their products come from one of the most spectacular places in NZ, the Marlborough Sounds. 

This is a must try recipe that will get your taste buds humming and it's paired perfectly with our 2022 Pinot Gris.  

Creamy Garlic Chilli Mussels 

Serves 4 

  • 2kg of Omega Seafoods Mussels
  • 1 shallot (or small onion) - finely diced 
  • 1 red capsicum - finely diced  
  • 1 red chilli - finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves - minced 
  • 1 cup of Tūpari Pinot Gris 
  • 1/2 cup cream or coconut cream 
  • 1/4 cup of parsley - finely chopped 
  • 2 tbsp of Fish Sauce
  • Juice and Rind of 1 lemon


  • Heat oil in a large pot which has a lid.
  • Add in the shallot, capsicum, chilli and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, till softened. 
  • Increase the heat and add the mussels (including 1/2 cup of the stock within the bags) and wine to the pot. Cover the pot and bring to a simmer for a few minutes. Letting the mussels heat through.
  • Finish by stirring through cream, parsley, lemon and fish sauce. Place the mussels and the broth into individual bowls and serve with a nice crusty bread! 
Enjoy and share with your loved ones!

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