Vadouvan Chicken Sandwich w/Grilled Lemon Aioli

The addition of Vadouvan spice to this chicken sandwich is artfully combined with a fantastically versatile Meyer Lemon aioli topping, making this a stellar paring for our Proprietary White Wine. Ingredients 4 each Roma tomatoes 2 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp thyme, chopped ½ cup plain yogurt 1…

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…

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…

Balsamic Fig & Feta Spread

This savory appetizer is our new Autumn favorite!  Creamy feta, piquant balsamic vinegar and sweet figs caramelize effortlessly into a one-dish baked spread that is fantastic served alongside toasted baguette slices rubbed with fresh garlic.  Pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary White Wine. Ingredients ½ cup creamy feta (about 2 ounces) ½ cup + 1 Tbsp Round…

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…

Grilled Broccoli & Ciabatta Crouton Salad

Grilled broccoli and ciabatta croutons are tossed with a scrumptious vinaigrette and topped with crispy prosciutto. What a wonderfully unique way to enjoy a salad!  Created to pair perfectly with our Proprietary White Wine. Ingredients 3/4 cup whole grain mustard 1 cups Round Pond Sauvignon Blanc White Wine Vinegar 1 shallots, minced 1 1/2 cups Round Pond Italian…

Gruyère Gougères

Gougères are amazingly easy and elegant hors-d’oeuvre for any party, and pair with almost any wine flawlessly.  They also freeze exceptionally well, which makes it even easier come party time. Just reheat in a 375-degree oven until warmed through. Ingredients 1 cup water 2 ounces unsalted butter 1-1/2 ounces Round Pond Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil…

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″)…

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…