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…

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 delicious…

Grilled Carrot Hummus

The smoky sweetness of the grilled carrots combined with the silky-smooth citrus flavor of Round Pond Blood Orange Olive Oil makes this anything but the same-old hummus.  Created by Chef Jamie Prouten to pair beautifully with our Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Ingredients 5 carrots, grilled ½ cup canned garbanzo beans 3 Tbsp garbanzo bean liquid 3…

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…

Fennel and Orange Salad

Sunny, light, and refreshing, this salad is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.  It pairs perfectly with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 3 bulbs fennel, sliced thinly ½ cup lemon juice ¼ cup radish, sliced thinly 1 cup Round Pond Blood Orange Olive Oil ¼ cup lemon juice 1 tsp tarragon, chopped…

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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…

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…