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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

parm mushroom gnocchi

Parmesan Gnocchi With Mushrooms

This Parmesan Gnocchi with Mushrooms is easier to make than you think and makes such an impressive entrée when paired with our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients: 12 oz water 1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter 9 oz all-purpose flour 6 eggs 7 oz Parmesan cheese, grated 8-10 oz hen of the woods mushrooms 4 Tbsp shallots, minced 1…

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…

Steamed Mussels With Vadouvan Spice

This fantastic Steamed Mussel with Vadouvan spice dish is full of teasing flavors to excite your palate.  Smoky spice is enhanced with the bite of jalapeno and tempered with a light white wine, shallot and garlic broth.  Pair with our delightful Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc for an easy and elegant supper to remember. Ingredients 8 slices sourdough…

Grilled Lamb Skewers

Grilled Marinated Lamb Skewers

These grilled marinated lamb skewers are easy to make and pack delicious flavor.  Lamb is a classic accompaniment to our Proprietary Super Tuscan wine, due to its gamy richness and this marinade’s garlic & thyme accents heighten the paring.  Add a liberal dusting of salt and fresh cracked black pepper before you grill and even the biggest…

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Wild Salmon

Owner Ryan MacDonnell is a huge fan of salmon, and this recipe is one of her all-time favorites.  With fresh chopped herbs and our delicious Blood Orange Olive Oil, we’re sure it will become one of your favorites too.  Enjoy with a glass of our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc on your back patio! Ingredients 2 Tbsp Round…