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 and…

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 delicious…

Crostini With Mission Figs & Ricotta

The classic rich flavors of fig, prosciutto, and creamy ricotta make this an easy an elegant pairing for our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 1 French baguette Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil 6 oz ricotta cheese 2/3 lb prosciutto 6-8 black mission figs, sliced into quarters Fresh cracked black pepper Round Pond Blood…

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Roasted Corn Salad

This corn salad is a perfect addition to any summer dinner table or as a picnic salad.  It’s fun, fresh, and colorful…and did we mention super tasty? Pairs wonderfully with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients  6 fresh ears of corn, shucked and cut from the cob 1/3 cup champagne vinegar 1 lime, juice and zest 1 tsp chopped…

Balsamic-Glazed Chicken With Beets & Figs

Chef Jamie Prouten’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 8…

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…

Sugo All’Amatriciana

This traditional pasta sauce is based on Guanciale (cured pork jowl), Pecorino cheese, and tomato.  Originating from the town of Amartice in mountainous Lazio, the Sugo all’Amatriciana is one of the best-known sauces in Italian cuisine, and pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary Super Tuscan. Ingredients: 1 lb guanciale or bacon, diced 2 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin…

Roasted Beet Salad

The addition of grapefruit that provides a balance of earthiness with a splash of acidity in this beautifully colorful Roasted Beet Salad. The acidity of the citrus is a perfect complement to our Proprietary White Wine. Ingredients: 4 red beets 3 yellow beets 4 Tbsp olive oil 4 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 4 Tbsp…