Top 5 Tips For Entertaining In Napa Valley Style

With its pleasing laid-back vibe and beautiful attention to detail, Napa Valley is famous for its rustic yet elegant aesthetic.  This combination translates perfectly into an approach to entertaining that wows guests with sophistication and polish, yet is easy (and fun!) to pull off We asked our Special and Private Events Manager Jenn Sarkisian for…

Grilled Stonefruit & Gorgonzola Flatbread

This flavorful grilled gorgonzola and stonefruit flatbread bring together smoky-sweet grilled peaches with creamy gorgonzola in a delicious way.  This recipe was specially created by Chef Jamie Prouten to pair beautifully with our Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Ingredients 8 slices pancetta, crispy 1 lb fresh pizza dough (whole foods) 2 ea peaches 8 oz gorgonzola dolce, room temperature 2 cups…

Thyme Gougère

These delicious French cheese puffs make phenomenal hors d’oeuvres!  This easy recipe comes to us from our Winery Chef, Jamie Prouten.  Chef says: “These are the perfect pairing with red wine and are something that I just love to make around the holidays.” Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tsp kosher salt 18 Tbsp unsalted butter 12 eggs…

Sesame Buttermilk Crackers

This fun cracker recipe comes to us courtesy of Napa Valley Chef, Marvin Martin, of Marvin Martin Olive Oils.  Chef likes to serve these freshly-made crackers with an artisan cheese platter or with any kind of hummus or dip. Ingredients 2 ½ cups flour 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 10 Tbsp unsalted butter 1…

Crab A Choux

These delicious easy crispy crab puffs come to us courtesy of Napa Valley Chef Marvin Martin.  Chef says: “This is one of my favorites to serve at home or take to a holiday party. These puffs pair with any wine you like from Champagne to a big red wine because of the cheese and richness of…

Blood Orange Rock Shrimp Ceviche

This bite-sized Rock Shrimp Ceviche is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet that pairs wonderfully with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients: 1 lb fresh rock shrimp, rough chop ½ medium lemon ½ medium red onion, minced 2 each avocado, diced 2 each Roma tomato, seeded and diced 3 tsp salt 1 small lime, juiced ½…

Grilled Chicken and Fennel Salad

With underlying sweet tarragon and acidity, this crisp fennel and grilled chicken salad pairs perfectly with the citrus and stone fruits notes of our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 3 fennel bulbs, fronds & core removed, reserve fronds 1 bunch radishes 3 stalks celery, ribs removed 2 Tbsp fresh tarragon, lightly chopped 1 cup Meyer lemon juice…

Housemade Chip With Caviar

This simple chip with crème fraîche and caviar is so simple, but deliciously elegant! Pairs wonderfully with our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients: 3 russet potatoes 1/2 cup crème fraîche 1 oz salmon caviar 1 bunch chives 1 tsp Round Pond Estate Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Begin by squaring off the potatoes, then cut them into 8…

Beet And Bulgar Wheat Salad

The perfect segue between summer and fall, this fantastic recipe with its beautiful autumnal colors comes to us courtesy of Chef Victoria Acosta from The Grill at Meadowood Resort. Ingredients 5 lbs. assorted color baby beets (reserve one of each color for shaving raw) 3 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp salt ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice…