Category: Recipes

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Posted on September 19, 2023 in Recipes, Uncategorized

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Pair with 2020 Cabernet Franc

This delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup paired with our 2020 Cabernet Franc is a winning combination that showcases the versatility of our red wine. The wine’s fruit-forward character, balanced with its herbal and spicy elements, elevates the dining experience by complementing the soup’s complex flavors. The perfect recipe to enjoy on a cozy evening at home, this pairing is sure to leave a lasting impression on your palate.

INGREDIENTS:
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons white onion, diced
¼ cup tomato, diced
1 tablespoon green chili, diced
¼ cup black beans
¼ cup corn
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
⅛ teaspoon cumin
⅛ teaspoon chili powder
1 ½ cups chicken broth, or veggie broth
1 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
tortilla strip, for garnish
fresh cilantro, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
In a medium sauce pot over a medium heat, add oil, garlic and onion. Cook until onion starts to become translucent. Add tomatoes, green chilis, black beans, corn, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, and chili powder. Cook until all ingredients are heated through, stirring occasionally. Add broth, stir and bring to a simmer. Add chicken and allow to heat through. Serve with a sprinkle of tortilla strips, cilantro, avocado and even some sour cream. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe

Posted on September 17, 2023 in Uncategorized, Recipes

Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe

Pair with 2022 Yes Dear Chardonnay

A hearty, satisfying meal that’s perfect for a fall football-watching day. Create a cozy fall meal with this delicious pumpkin turkey chili recipe

For this flavorful and slightly spicy pumpkin turkey chili, our Yes Dear Chardonnay is an excellent pairing choice. The buttery and creamy notes of the Chardonnay will complement the rich and creamy texture of the pumpkin, while the acidity will balance the chili’s spiciness.

Ingredients

1 large yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups)

1 medium bell pepper, red, yellow, or orange, diced

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/3 pounds ground turkey or chicken

1 15-oz. can white beans, drained and rinsed

1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes with liquid 

1/4 cup tomato paste, no salt added

1 14-oz. can pumpkin puree

1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

4 cups baby spinach leaves

avocado, optional

Sour cream or nonfat plain Greek yogurt, optional

cilantro, optional

 

Directions

Liberally coat a large pot or Dutch oven with oil spray and warm over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper sauté, stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes or until the onion softens. Add the garlic, stir everything together and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the ground turkey or chicken. Use a spatula or a large spool to break up the meat as it cooks. Continue to cook about 6 to 7 minutes, until fully cooked. Add the beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, pumpkin puree, broth, chili powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, and optional cayenne pepper, and stir. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Right before serving, add the spinach and mix throughout. Enjoy the chili with desired toppings, such as avocado, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, cilantro, and salsa. Enjoy!

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Cherry Heart Pies

Posted on January 31, 2023 in Recipes

These Cherry Heart Pies are such a fun and easy Valentine’s Day Dessert for your sweetheart or to even pass out as Valentine’s! We’ve also paired these with some of our wines at the bottom so let’s get to it!

CHERRY HEART PIES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box Refrigerated Pie Crust
  • 11 oz Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • White Sparkling Sugar or Powdered Sugar
  • Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Using a 3 to 4″ heart shaped cookie cutter, you should get 8-10 pies from 1 box of crusts.
  3. Cut as many shapes as you can get rerolling scraps as needed.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Mix together egg and milk to make an egg wash.
  6. Place half of the hearts on prepared pan(s).
  7. Use egg wash to wet the edges of the hearts.
  8. Place a small amount of the pie filling in the center of each.
  9. Make a small x cut in the center of the remaining half of the hearts.
  • Place an x heart on top of each filled heart and press and crimp edges.
  • Brush sealed pie with egg wash and dust with sparkling sugar.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes until crust is browned.
  • Allow to cool.

White Wine Pairing: 2021 Roussanne

Red Wine Pairing: 2020 Family Reserve Zinfandel

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Cotton Candy Rosé

Posted on January 17, 2023 in Recipes

February truly is the month of love! Whether you are celebrating Galantine’s Day or Valentines Day, Sparkling wine is always a must! It literally is the definition of Romance & Celebration in a bottle! Now, don’t worry about it pairing with foods, Sparkling Wine and Champagne are very food friendly.

We have the perfect drink to start your evening or end with a treat! Our Cotton Candy Rosé Cocktail is not only gorgeous on your table, it’s easy to make, smells like Cotton Candy & tastes like sweet strawberries & melon with a sugary twist. 

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2 bottle of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur – chilled
  2. 1 bottle of Wilson Creek Rosé Sparkling – chilled
  3. Pink Cotton Candy
  4. Edible Gold Hearts

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour half a bottle of St. Germain into your pitcher
  2. Add in your bottle of Wilson Creek Rosé Sparkling and stir well; Chill until ready to serve
  3. Then place your cotton candy on top of your champagne flutes
  4. When it’s time to enjoy take their cotton candy flute and pour the Rosé cocktail over the cotton candy to make a beautiful pink drink
  5. Sprinkle your edible gold hearts over the top for a beautiful pop of color and detail

 

 

Cheers To That!

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Christmosas

Posted on December 19, 2022 in Recipes

This Christmas Cocktail is inspired by Delish’s Christmosa with a Wilson Creek twist! A festive and refreshing cocktail for all of your upcoming festivities that only takes about 10 minutes to make and looks so pretty on your buffet table!

INGREDIENTS
 
Granny Smith apples, chopped
 
1 C. whole fresh cranberries

1 C. green grapes, halved

1 C. pomegranate seeds

1 C. red sparkling grape juice; chilled

bottle of Wilson Creek Brut Sparkling Wine; chilled
 
DIRECTIONS
In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine apples, cranberries, grapes, and pomegranate seeds. Pour sparkling grape juice and champagne, then stir.
Serve & Enjoy!
 

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