Another harvest is wrapping up as I type this blog. What a great team effort by everyone at the winery. We try to help where we can in the kitchen by feeding the crush crew dinner during harvest. With the long work hours, we try to keep them happy and well-nourished by providing down-home comfort food. We will soon be harvesting the rest of our summer/fall produce in the garden. Some of it will be used in a Halloween-themed dinner we are hosting today. The rest we will freeze for future sauce-making, dehydrating and canning. Soon we will be pressing and curing our estate olives as well.
With the weather changing more and more towards winter, and the time change right around the corner, I have dusted off my crock pot. So many dishes to make I don’t know where to start: coq au vin, beef bourguignonne, cassoulet and pork osso buco are all high on my list. So much cooking and so little time. Oh wait, I still don’t know what I’m making for Thanksgiving! Sorry to cut this blog a little short but need to get to work. Happy holidays to everyone.
Whether you're watching the ball drop IRL, throwing it back with a Roaring 20s-themed soiree, keeping it cozy with a quiet dinner party for friends or breaking out the board games and staying in, these four festive late harvest Dolce recipes will up the enchantment of your New Year's Eve toasts, however you decide to celebrate. Inspired by cocktails we've served at Napa Valley winery events throughout the years, these aren't your average wine cocktails! Try your hand at one, or go all out and create a full Dolce Cocktail Bar. If there's ever a time to go extra festive on the sips, it's New Year's.LEARN MORE
Are you ready for the chicken soup and Chardonnay pairing our winemaker can’t get enough of?
Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi recently had our mouths watering with her recommendation for homemade chicken soup and Chardonnay, specifically Far Niente’s Napa Valley Chardonnay.
Ready to whip up a batch of the chicken soup and wine pairing that had her sighing with comfort? Read on for her garden-fresh chicken and soba noodle minestrone recipe. It's a knockout with Napa Valley Chardonnay.LEARN MORE
This Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is a dreamy recipe to cook with your favorite culinary partner in crime. Inspired by the golden blooms of mustard sprouting up between our vineyard rows, we encased the tenderloin with toasted mustard seed to give it a Napa Valley twist. Slice it thin; top with our classic red wine shallot sauce.LEARN MORE