Wine and food

When it comes to food, we’ve got a wide variety on our plates. California cuisine is as creative and courageous as our wine, the result of a vast array of fresh ingredients, cultural influences and imaginative chefs. It’s fusion at its finest and most flavorful.

/ Recipes

December 2016
These succulent beef ribs in red wine sauce are hearty, bold and deliciously tender. Pair with California Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah.
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November 2016
Perfectly roasted and juicy, this maple-glazed turkey is served with a savory sweet combo of wild rice with hearty greens, pecans, and dried cranberries. Pair with California Chardonnay or Zinfandel.
October 2016
Tender lightly fried chicken, fresh slaw and spicy mayo team up to produce a winning sandwich. Pair with California Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot.
September 2016
This vibrant, sweet and savory salad is finished with toasted nuts and creamy fresh mozzarella. Pair with California White Blend or Pinot Noir.
August 2016
Fresh tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and briny olives add a delightful zing to seared steak. Pair with California Cabernet Sauvignon or Red Blend.
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/ Pairing Suggestions

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  • Barbera

    Pair with smoked salmon, grilled mozzarella and prosciutto, and flatbread with fresh tomato, basil and roasted garlic. 

  • Cabernet Franc

    Pair with a classic beef stew, aged Gouda, and rosemary-rubbed pork tenderloin.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Pair with grass-fed beef, whether grilled, roasted, braised or stir-fried.

  • Chardonnay

    Pair with white fish, shellfish and free-range chicken – especially with creamy, buttery sauces.

  • Chenin Blanc

    Pair with seared scallops, chicken in coconut curry, or sliced ripe pears with fresh or slightly aged sheep’s milk cheeses.

  • Dessert wines

    Pair with nuts—almonds and hazelnuts—as well as chocolate tortes, vanilla custard, peach cobbler and ricotta cheesecake. In general, aim to pair sweet dessert wines with sweet desserts, and light dessert wines with light desserts.

  • Gewürztraminer

    Pair with smoked white fish, spicy stir-fried dishes, or slightly sweet desserts.

  • Grenache

    Pair with any grilled shellfish as well as salami, sliced ham and other charcuterie.

  • Grenache Blanc

    Pair with crab, squid, or clams with garlic butter as well as grilled snapper with lemon zest.

  • Malbec

    Pair with classic rack of lamb, beef fajitas, and roasted root vegetables.

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