EASY TIPS FOR PAIRING WINE 

Successfully pairing wine with food isn’t just in the wheelhouse of a sommelier.  Just remember these three basic wine pairing tips and your next meal will be incredible.  Cheers! 1) Know Your Wine The first thing you need to do when you’re choosing a dish to pair with your wine is to get to know your…

Olive Risotto Arancini

Our most popular appetizer and most-requested recipe, this fried olive risotto arancini is perfect for any party and is a real show-stopper!  Pairs wonderfully with our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 1/2 lb arborio rice 1/4 yellow onion, minced 1/8 lb butter 3 cups vegetable stock 1/4 lb grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 lb Castelvetrano olives, minced 1/4…

Heirloom Tomato and Baby Mozzarella Tart

Summer gives us some of the best fruits and vegetables of the year, but probably the best of all are beautiful, ripe, juicy tomatoes!  This Heirloom Tomato and Baby Mozzarella Tart with fresh arugula is the perfect way to enjoy the simple, fresh tastes of the season. Ingredients 3 sheets puff pastry dough (8″ x 10″)…

S’mores Pot-Au-Crème

We hope you enjoy this fun version of classic campfire s’mores!  These individual Pot-au-Crèmes with their salty-graham crusts, rich chocolate, and smoked brown sugar meringue were specially created by Chef Jamie Prouten to pair beautifully with our Cabernet Sauvignon wines.  Ingredients For Pot-au-Crème 12 each egg yolks ¼ cup sugar 1 pound bittersweet chocolate 4 cups heavy cream 1 pkg…

Duck Hash With Rosemary Hollandaise

This incredibly inventive duck hash is hearty and rich, and so unexpected!  This recipe works for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and was specially created by Chef Jamie Prouten to pair beautifully with our Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Ingredients For Duck Hash 4 ea duck legs 2 qts chicken stock 2 sprigs rosemary 10 sprigs thyme ½ ea yellow onion,…

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…

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

What a fantastic combination of flavors in these goat cheese stuffed figs with cassis glaze!  With the layered sweetness from the figs, creamy tang from the goat cheese, and smokiness from the pancetta, this makes a fantastic appetizer. Ingredients 12 green or black mission figs 6 slices pancetta, thinly sliced and cut in half lengthwise…