Citrus-Cured Salmon with Dill Crème Fraîche

An elegant appetizer for your next cocktail party or served as part of a fantastic brunch spread, Chef Jamie’s Citrus-Cured Salmon with Dill Crème Fraîche is bright with citrus flavor and tempered by silky crème fraîche.  Specially created to pair perfectly with our lush Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 1 pound salmon fillet  1 cup salt plus ½ tsp …

Lavosh Pizza with Grilled Tomatoes and Balsamico

Lavosh, an Armenian flatbread, makes it easy to pull together a “lavosh pizza.” This delicious recipe combines grilled heirloom tomatoes with our Round Pond Estate Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale and lamb sausage for something truly special.  It makes a  wonderful hors d’oeuvre or main course and pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary Left Bank Blend. Ingredients 2 lamb sausages, removed…

Smoked Salmon Lollipops

A delightful, bite-sized appetizer with smoked salmon that features Round Pond Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and pairs wonderfully with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 6 oz cream cheese 8 oz fresh goat cheese 6 oz smoked salmon 2 Tbsp Round Pond Estate Meyer Lemon Olive Oil 1 tsp black sea salt ¼ cup chives, finely sliced…

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″)…

Bacon and Bleu Cheese Gougeres

These simple and delicious baked Bacon and Blue Cheese Gougères are filled with creamy bleu cheese and smoky bacon, making them the perfect bite to pair with our layered Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 1 ½ cups water 9 Tbsp butter 1 ½ tsp salt 1 ½ cup flour 2 tsp thyme, chopped fine 6 eggs ½ cup grated…

Top 5 Tips For Entertaining In Napa Valley Style

With its pleasing laid-back vibe and beautiful attention to detail, Napa Valley is famous for its rustic yet elegant aesthetic.  This combination translates perfectly into an approach to entertaining that wows guests with sophistication and polish, yet is easy (and fun!) to pull off We asked our Special and Private Events Manager Jenn Sarkisian for…

Spinach And Chorizo Frittata

This spinach and chorizo frittata is super delicious and very ketogenic (very low carb) – friendly.  Full of rich flavor, this makes a wonderful brunch dish or bake in a muffin tin for an easy on-the-go breakfast for the week to come! Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter 1/3 lb chorizo, diced 1/2 lb fresh spinach 1/4…

Giant White Bean Salad With Herb Salsa Verde

Another fabulous summer creation by Chef Jamie Prouten, and one of the most requested recipes from our Il Pranzo experience menu.  Simple, rustic, and super tasty, this is our favorite summer salad!  It pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary Red Wine. Ingredients 1 lb giant white beans 2 Tbsp salt 2 bunches parsley 2 bunches tarragon 2…