Carrot-Coconut Bread

This not-too-sweet Carrot-Coconut Bread is carrot cake’s grown-up cousin.  With our luscious Blood Orange Olive Oil, shredded coconut, and sliced almonds it’s wonderfully moist and absolutely cravable. Ingredients 2 ¾ cup flour 1 ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg 1 tsp salt ¾ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda 1 cup finely-shredded dry coconut…

Blood Orange Meringue Tarts

Chef Jamie’s Blood Orange Meringue tarts are deliciously elegant, with the unmistakably sultry sweetness of fresh Blood Orange juice and our exceptionally pure Blood Orange Citrus Syrup. Ingredients 2 pkgs mini phyllo dough shells (30each) 2 cups blood orange juice 4 each blood oranges, zested 1 cup sugar ½ cup Round Pond Blood Orange Citrus…

Chocolate-Cabernet Truffles

These Chocolate-Cabernet truffles are incredibly decadent and perfect with a glass of our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.  What could be more perfect? For Centers 14 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2 tablespoons crème de cacao 2 tablespoons crème de cassis Pinch of salt 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream For Coating 8 ounces…

Chocolate Mousse Pie

This Chocolate Mousse Pie recipe comes from our Trade Assistant Nicole’s great aunt Trudy.  Nicole’s mom Teresa made this pie every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we think it’s a welcome treat anytime! Ingredients 2+ cups chocolate cookie wafers (Oreos) 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 8 oz cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp…

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake

This Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake is one of our most requested recipes!  Dense and flavorful, this cake has a rich and delicious lemony flavor and makes a wonderful afternoon or dessert treat. Ingredients 3 large eggs, beaten 2 cups granulated sugar 12 ounces Round Pond Meyer Lemon Olive Oil (1 370ml bottle) 1-1/4 cups milk 2 cups of…

Top 5 Tips For Holiday Entertaining In Napa Valley Style

With its pleasing laid-back vibe and beautiful attention to detail, Napa Valley is famous for its comfortable yet elegant aesthetic.  This combination translates perfectly into an approach to entertaining for the holidays that wows guests with sophistication and polish, yet is easy to execute. Here are our top 5 tips for bringing the spirit of…

Greek Walnut Cake

Greek Walnut Cake

This traditional “Karidopita” is a well-loved Greek dessert, full of all kinds of autumn spices and packed with healthy walnuts.  In Greek cooking it is very common to bake with olive oil, adding an extra element of richness with healthy fats.   Drizzled with its honeyed syrup, the cake is delicious on a cold evening and…

Nana’s Apple Pudding

Also known as apple crisp, our gardener Daphne is sharing her Nana’s recipe for Apple Pudding. The picture below shows Nana B (born in 1888) in the kitchen of the home where she was raised after just making a fresh batch of peach jam!  This delicious family favorite recipe pairs wonderfully with our Late Harvest Sauvignon…

Poached Pear

Poached Pear With Pink Pepper Mascarpone

This unique honey-cinnamon and cabernet poached pear dessert is such a beautiful treat.  The pink peppercorn adds a delightful floral flavor to the rich mascarpone and the subtle hint of mint adds and herbal essence to this gorgeous dessert.  This pairs delightfully with our Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 2 pears, peeled and cored 4 tsp…

Apple-Bread-Pudding

Apple Bread Pudding

There might not be a wrong way to make a bread pudding, but Chef Jamie’s Apple Bread Pudding is definitely the right way!   Whether you use brioche, challah, or sweet bread, the result is a custard-like apple-ly pudding that pairs wonderfully with either our Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc or our Angelica port-style dessert wine.   Ingredients…