Recipes & Pairings

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

If you love seafood, you will enjoy this recipe.  It is easy to make, and you can do everything the day before, except add the fish.  It is great for family get-togethers or other large gatherings, as guests can even serve themselves.  Enjoy with Signature Collection...

Truffle Butter Stuffed Burgers

Truffle Butter Stuffed Burgers

It may seem surprising to have a burger recipe as a pairing suggestion for a Signature Collection wine, but you won’t be disappointed!  For comfort food that is elegant and special enough to serve guests, this is it! Add the jewel of Signature Collection...

Tri-tip Sandwiches

Tri-tip Sandwiches

This tri-tip recipe is great because the meat can be served on its own or paired with crusty French bread for a tasty sandwich.  The key is marinating the meat in advance, but the final preparation is quick and easy.  You can add whatever accoutrements you prefer, but...

Seared Beef Filet with Tuscan Sauce

Seared Beef Filet with Tuscan Sauce

Add bright flavors and textures to your meal by topping your beef tenderloin with this delicious, Tuscan-inspired sauce.  Serve the meat on a bed of arugula for a colorful presentation that also helps balance the flavors of the dish.  Serve with Pietra Santa Sassolino...

Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp

This dish is delicious, very easy to make and is a perfect appetizer or a tasty lunch salad.  Expect a combined prep and cooking time totaling a mere 20 minutes. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve this dish with a dry style Rose or a crisp white wine such as Pietra...

Rack of Lamb with Fresh Herb Paste

Rack of Lamb with Fresh Herb Paste

People are often intimidated about cooking lamb, but don’t be.  This simple recipe uses an herb paste to add fresh flavors and seal in the juices, so you can cook the lamb racks on the grill (and avoid making a mess in the oven).  For an elegant meal, pair the...

Caponata

Caponata

If you are searching for a new appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, try this Caponata.  It is similar to a tapenade but with a Mediterranean twist.  Caponata is flavorful and nutritious, and makes a great spread on hearty crackers or toasted French bread.  Serve with...

Slow Cooked Short Ribs with Zinfandel

Slow Cooked Short Ribs with Zinfandel

  The marriage of earthy mushrooms, bacon and bold Zinfandel flavors provides the perfect backdrop for this short rib recipe.  After the ribs slow-cook in the oven, the meat will literally fall off the bone.  A perfect recipe for chilly fall or winter...