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Try these quick and easy recipies that are made with and pair wonderfully with our food friendly wines!

Ahi Avocado Salad with Ponzu
August 15, 2014
Chardonnay may not be the traditional go-to for Ahi salad, but, a bit of aging levels off the acidity, and the velvety texture of the avocado plays off the creamy notes of the Chardonnay. A delicious and luxurious pairing.
Asian Cabbage Slaw
March 20, 2014
This Asian cabbage slaw is flavorful, easy to make, and packed with healthy veggies. Pairs wonderfully with our Pinot Bianco.
Autumn Mushroom Medley
September 4, 2017
The perfect pairing for Pinot Noir, sommelier Mary Davidek's Autumn Mushroom Medley is a delicious Fall appetizer to serve on crostini.
Chicken, Avocado and Fennel Salad
July 4, 2013
Try this refreshing summer salad that can be a meal by itself and matches well with a chilled Chardonnay to beat the heat of summer.
Seared Scallops and Sweet Corn Salad
September 10, 2013
This refreshing salad of sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and radishes makes the most of these ingredients while they are in season at the end of summer. It works with anything off the grill on a warm summer night, but makes a quick and easy weeknight meal with pan seared scallops and a glass of Chardonnay.

Pasta Primavera
March 9, 2016
This delcious, creamy pasta is packed with fresh vegetables and perfect to pair with a refreshing white wine like our Pinot Bianco
Quick and Easy Fettucine Alfredo
January 11, 2016
One of Mary Davidek's favorite winter meals, this hearty and creamy pasta pairs beautifully with our Bien Nacido Vineyard or Napa Valley Chardonnays
Quick Cherry Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti
December 13, 2014
Try this fast and easy fresh tomato sauce with a glass of our Pinot Grigio or Pinot Bianco.

Ahi Tuna Poke
August 13, 2013
This is a perfect no cook recipe for those hot summer days when you just can't justify turning on a stove. A chilled sweeter wine such as our Dolcino Gewürztraminer or Simpatica will round out your dining experience.
Italian Style Chicken Meatballs
December 18, 2012
Pair these lucious chicken meatballs with your favorite pasta with marinara and our Sangiovese.
Mediteranean White Fish
August 20, 2013
Use your favorite fish from the sea for this delicous, nutritious and fast meal. Pair this with our Pinot Bianco for an unforgetable meal.
Sangiovese braised short ribs with cranberries and brown onions
November 23, 2012
Cooking the short ribs “low and slow” allows them to acquire all the flavors from the wine, fruit, and spices. Your patience will pay off—they will fall off the bone!
Sautéed Chicken Breasts With Muscat Sauce
March 15, 2013
Make this delicious and easy chicken recipe with our own "Il Raggio del Sole" Moscato, and pair with a glass of our Napa Valley Chardonnay or crisp and refreshing Pinot Bianco.
Watermelon Salsa
June 30, 2015
As we wait for summer’s tomato harvest this cool and refreshing Watermelon Salsa is super tasty and perfect to top any grilled white fish. A perfect pairing with our Gioia rosé of Sangiovese!

Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
December 18, 2012
This recipie makes a tangy thick sauce to add to salads, meats and cheese.
Rainier Cherry Pinot Noir Reduction
November 13, 2014
Try this quick and delicious sauce drizzled over Dungeness Crabcakes with a glass of Pinot Noir

Lasagne with Meat Sauce
October 14, 2013
Delightful Repast shares her recipe for her favorite comfort food, Italian style. A perfect match for our Napa Valley Sangiovese, its dryness and excellent acidity make it very food-friendly and a perfect match for the lasagne's tomatoey meat sauce.

Bison Burgers with Cabernet Onions
February 27, 2016
A lean and hearty burger topped with onions sautéed in red wine. Perfect to pair with homemade fries and a glass of red wine such as our Napa Valley Merlot or Il Brigante red blend!
Chipotle Chili Cocoa Dusted Filet Mignons with Chocolate Merlot Sauce
December 19, 2015
Executive Chef Phil Horn of Best Filet Mignon shares his recipe for this simple and delicious Filet, a perfect pairing for a bold yet balanced red wine like our Napa Valley Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.
Deconstructed Albondigas
December 30, 2013
Here is one of my cold-weather favorites. It is hearty, spicy, savory and comforting; ideal to keep in the fridge and warm up after a day of visiting with friends and family or after hours of wrapping followed by seconds of unwrapping. Remember always adjust the spices as you progress and as in all recipes—season to taste! - Mary
Flat Iron Steak with Cocoa Nib and Coffee Rub
June 22, 2018
A delicious recipe from our friends at Oak Avenue Catering! The flat iron steak is one of our very favorite cuts on the grill. An underappreciated shoulder cut of beef, the flat iron steak provides a well-marbled and delicious framework for grilling. This is one of our favorite ways to cook it and extra delicious when paired with our Zingaro or Napa Valley Merlot.
Pappardelle with Wild Boar
September 24, 2014
This classic Tuscan dish pairs beautifully with our La Castellana Super Tuscan blend, and is Dario Sattui's favorite dish.
Salisbury Steak with Fingerling Potato Hash
February 6, 2014
Mary's delicious and easy recipe for Salisbury steak, perfect for a winter evening with a glass of Cabernet!
Sautéed Button Mushrooms
January 12, 2016
Pair this hearty and delcious side dish with a juicy filet mignon and a glass of your favorite red.
Silence of the Lamb Shanks
November 2, 2013
Lamb shanks are the quintessential fall comfort food, especially paired with fava beans and a nice Chianti (Sangiovese). It may just be one of the most famous food and wine pairings of all time thanks to Hannibal Lecter!
Tuscan White Bean Chili with Spinach
December 17, 2014
Mary's recipe for a hearty and delicious Tuscan white bean chili, perfect for a cold winter's night with a glass of our Il Brigante red blend by the fire.

Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese
November 9, 2015
Chef Philip Horn from Best Filet Mignon shares this delicious recipe, perfect to pair with a juicy filet and a glass of Il Barone Cabernet Sauvignon on a cool Fall evening
Drunken Leeks
March 15, 2013
Add these cool weather greens to your table with this quick and easy side dish, perfect to pair with a medium-full bodied red such as our Zingaro or Il Brigante blend.
Mary's Shucked Brussels Sprouts with Shallots and Pine Nuts
August 13, 2013
This is Mary's almost guaranteed formula to make a brussel sprout lover out of a brussel sprout hater. Pair this tricky veggie with one of our smooth Chardonnays.

Austrian Apricot Cake
May 8, 2018
Also known as Marillenkuchen, this classic Austrian dessert is a light and fluffy cake with layered sweet apricots baked into the top. Perfect to pair with one of our refreshingly sweet wines like our Il Raggio del Sole Moscato!
Crepes with Peaches and Cream
June 9, 2016
Delightful Repast shares her delicious recipe for this light and delicious summer dessert, excellent to pair with our Il Raggio del Sole Moscato.
October 11, 2014
Mary's famous Fantatinis from her Royal Food and Wine Pairing, a fun and elegant dessert for your favorite La Fantasia fan!