Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Flatbread with Kale Pesto

This delicious and easy flatbread makes an impressive pairing for our Proprietary Red Blend, and can be easily sliced into bite-sized pieces and served as canapes. Ingredients 2 each “Stonefire” brand flatbreads or naan breads 3 packs Maitake mushrooms 6 oz. Crescenza cheese 2 heads garlic 1 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1…

Achiote-Spiced Grilled Chicken Wings

Just the right amount of spice with the perfect citrus bite, these grilled chicken wings with their mild, peppery Achiote marinade is the perfect pairing for our Proprietary Red Wine. Ingredients 4 oz Achiote paste 2 Tbsp Round Pond Meyer Lemon Olive Oil 4 dozen chicken wings 6 limes or lemons, juiced ¼ bunch cilantro,…

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…

Cauliflower and Potato Gratin

Chef Conor Esser at Kitchen Door in Napa gives us this fantastic potato au gratin recipe incorporating one of his favorite winter vegetables: cauliflower. Chef says, “As a child, I always loved when my mom would make potatoes au gratin, often my favorite part of holiday meals…Cheers, and Happy Holidays!” Ingredients  1 small head cauliflower, 1.5-2 lbs, washed…

Beet and Goat Cheese Terrine

This terrine makes a beautiful brunch dish for a special gathering.  If you can’t find watercress, you can substitute baby or micro arugula. Serve with our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 8 golden beets, unpeeled 6 ounces fresh goat cheese 2 ounces cream cheese 1 Tbsp fennel, finely diced 3 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp tarragon, lightly…

Goat Cheese and Zucchini Cake

This French recipe for goat cheese and zucchini cake makes a wonderful accompaniment to a picnic or a lovely light meal.  It pairs wonderfully with our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds zucchini 3 large eggs 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil…

Cauliflower Potage

Earthy and elegant, this creamy cauliflower soup is a “wow” for a dinner party. Leave out the roasted apples and it’s easy enough for a weeknight. Pair with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 large heads cauliflower, diced Salt and pepper to taste 2 golden…

Balsamic-Glazed Chicken With Beets & Figs

Our Estate chef’s latest Il Pranzo recipe is a wonderful combination of the sultry flavors and colors of autumn!  Delicious balsamic-glazed chicken is topped by earthy roasted beets and figs tossed in our singular Blood Orange olive oil and crowned with fresh arugula. Pairs perfectly with our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 1 whole chicken, cut into…

Classic Bolognese

This traditional Bolognese recipe comes from our good friend, Joan Stagnaro. She says that just the smell of it simmering in the kitchen all day makes her think of cold weather & sweaters. Paired with our old-world style Proprietary Super Tuscan, this is la ottimo cena (the best dinner)! Ingredients 1 lb beef stew meat 1 lb lamb…