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Brut Sparkling Cocktails

Posted on September 19, 2018 in Recipes

September is hot and sunny one day and cool and misty the next. Brut is such a great wine because it is so versatile for anytime of year! It is elegant, crisp, and flavorful with light notes of citrus culminating with a nice long finish.

As a stand alone it is perfectly classy, great for any celebration you want to get dressed up and toast the night away… or even dressed down, with a bowl of popcorn and a date with the couch!

Now let’s Mix It Up! All of these recipes don’t have exact measurements so just mix to taste.

Piña Colada      Brut Sparkling + Malibu + Pineapple Juice

Mojito                Brut Sparkling + White Cab (arriving soon) + Strawberries + Mint

Fall Mimosa      Brut Sparkling + Apple Cider

Kir Royale         Brut Sparkling + Crème de Cassis + Cherry on top

Wine Club Members can purchase a bottle of Brut Sparkling for only $10 all month long, Online, in the Tasting Room, and at the Creekside Grille.

– Happiness is delicious wine on a fall day!

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Building, Expanding, and Building Some More!

Posted on September 13, 2018 in About

Do we have some exciting news to share with you!

We are building, expanding, and building even more as we strive for a better experience for our Extended Family members.

Since June 21st, the Upper Room has become the new exclusive Wine Club Members Lounge!  What does this mean? It means as a Wine Club Family member, you will be able to enjoy an exclusive area featuring bar tastings, wine by the glass, and sit-down tasting service daily as part of your membership. Small bites and appetizers will be added to the available array from noon to five Friday through Sunday for a nominal charge. No need to make reservations any longer!  However, if you are a Reserve member, you can call your wine club team and have them reserve a table just for you.

Fear not!  The Upper Room guided tasting experience will return. A new sit-down tasting experience area is expected to open in late Spring of 2019.

Wilson Creek will continue to host sit-down wine tastings at special events during the year in the Upper Room Wine Club Lounge so you will not miss out on the sit-down experience.  Watch your email and our website for date and time announcements.

In the meantime, we invite you, as a wine club member, to join us for a glass or two in the Lounge from Noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday!

We are excited about expanding our facilities once again and bringing you the very best wine tasting experience in the valley.  As always, we look forward to seeing you and sharing the beautiful views from the second floor, and of course some very special wines!

Oh! Let’s not forget about our current expansion excitement! Learn more by clicking here on “Our good problem to have, but still a problem that needs fixing,” and what we are doing about it!

Cheers!

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Raspberry Lemon Kombucha Sangria

Posted on July 2, 2018 in Recipes

Perfect to make this week and enjoy by your pool! 🇺🇸

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Wilson Creek Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • ⅓ cup vodka
  • 1 cup trilogy kombucha*
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Garnish: lemon slices and raspberries

Instructions

  • Combine vodka, raspberries, and lemon juice and muddle until raspberries are broken down and liquid is pink.
  • Pour mixture through a strainer and into a pitcher.
  • Top with our Rosé Sparkling and kombucha and stir.
  • Serve over Ice and Top sangria with lemon slices and raspberries

Notes

*GT’s Trilogy Kombucha has raspberry juice, lemon juice and ginger!

Source: https://littlebitsof.com/2017/06/raspberry-lemon-kombucha-sangria/

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Summer Sangria

Posted on June 21, 2018 in Recipes

It’s 100 degrees out and all you want to be doing is hanging out by the pool with a refreshing drink in your hand, am I right?! Our Summer Sangria recipe is perfect for both Beer & Wine Drinkers and it is super light and refreshing, so let’s get to it!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 cups of Pineapple Juice

3 bottles of Wheat Beer or Orange Wheat

1 Cup of Vodka (optional)

Bottle of Wilson Creek Orange Mimosa Sparkling Wine

Citrus Slices for Garnish

DIRECTIONS

Fill a pitcher with Citrus Slices, Add juice and the liquor into the pitcher, Mix and serve over ice, and Garnish! Now, grab a floaty and go lounge in the pool with your Summer Sangria, Cheers!

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Christmas Cookie & Wine Pairings

Posted on December 22, 2017 in Recipes

Traditions play a big role in making the holiday season so much fun! Here at Wilson Creek, we have a lot of fun with our traditional Wassail we enjoy every year. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser and very popular with our wine club family.

With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and many other reasons to gather with loved ones, having fun & fresh ideas are always a great compliment to those traditions.

Christmas Cookies are almost compulsory when it comes to the holiday season; one of America’s most popular traditions. Another very popular holiday tradition?… Wine, of course! So why not combine the two and make it that much more special!

Here are a few recipes that will delight your guest’s palates and warm their hearts.

 

SUGAR COOKIES with Vanilla Sparkling Wine or Brut Sparkling Wine

GINGERBREAD COOKIESwith Riesling or Almond Sparkling Wine

SNICKER DOODLE COOKIESwith Golden Jubilee or Meritage

BUTTER COOKIES COOKIES with Chardonnay or Coconut Sparkling Wine

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES with VS Cabernet-Zinfandel or Late Harvest Malbec-Merlot

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES with Decadencia Chocolate Port or Almond Sparkling Wine

OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES with VS White Cabernet or Angelica Cream Sherry 

CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES with Double-Dog Red or Rose Sparkling Wine

The great thing about traditions is that there is always room to make new ones. So while you’re enjoying the holidays with your loved ones, maybe try a few of these pairings and see if any are worthy of a new tradition.

We have a feeling you won’t be disappointed.

All of us at Wilson Creek Winery warmly wish you a Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year!

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