White wines, Chardonnay in particular, pair well with pasta and scallops. This type of wine works best for scallops and pasta with a creamy sauce. Pinot grigio is also a good option for pairing with pasta and scallops.
Scallops tend to have a delicate flavor; therefore, it is best to select a wine with light citrus notes that won't overwhelm the meal. If the focus of the dish is seared scallops, Chardonnay is an especially good match. Other wine matches for this type of dish include chenin blanc or a good quality Champagne. If the pasta dish includes more robust flavors, such as pancetta or chorizo, it may hold up to a light red wine such as pinot noir.