Cook This Now!
Along with our continuing passion for Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, our mission is to assist you in enjoying one of life’s pleasures—the union of good food, good wine and good friends. We are fortunate to have several wonderful chefs on our winery staff who have shared some of their favorite recipes. Most have been featured in our newsletters and others are family specialties that have been prepared for our daily staff lunch. And we're very lucky to have our own Chef Jim May sharing his favorite recipes and tips in our Perfectly Paired cooking video series! Stop by the winery around lunchtime and you might be lucky enough to sample not only our wonderful Pinot Noir but also a great recipe. It's some kinda good I tell you what!
Not only does he prepare meals for our crew during harvest, Chef Jim May is also the host of our Perfectly Paired cooking video series seen on Facebook and YouTube. Check out the episodes and his recipes for some great pairings with our amazing Pinot Noir!
Episodes and Recipes
Take a peek at an episode and try a recipe with a pairing for yourself!
Season 1 Episode 1 - Mushroom Bread Pudding
Season 1 Episode 2 - Sweet Potato Gratin
Season 1 Episode 3 - Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Season 1 Episode 4 - Oysters Three Ways with Rosé
Season 1 Episode 5 - Liberty Duck Breast
Season 1 Episode 6 - Springtime Risotto with Journeyman Salami
Season 1 Episode 7 - Greek Lamb Burgers with Lemon Potatoes
Season 1 Episode 8 - Ribeye Steak with Three Sauces
Season 1 Episode 9 - Grilled Pomegranate Salmon Salad
Season 1 Episode 10 - Balsamic Glazed Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken
Season 1 Episode 11 - Chicken Cordon Bleu
Season 1 Episode 12 - Beef Bourguignon
Season 1 Episode 13 - Turkey Brining & Grandma B's Stuffing
Season 1 Episode 14 - Beef Wellington
Season 2 Episode 1 - Beef Barley Soup with Butternut Squash
Season 2 Episode 2 - Springtime Orzo Risotto w/ Sausage
Season 2 Episode 3 - Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Strawberry Sauce & Strawberry Salsa
Season 2 Episode 4 - Lamb Chops with Orange Chimichurri Sauce
Winery staff tested and approved, these recipes have been featured in our club release newsletters. Each recipe has been thoroughly taste tested and researched extensively for the best paired wine from each club release. Tough work, but we go the extra mile for our club members!
Wine Club Recipes
Try a recipe, they're all spectacular. Trust us, we've tried them all!
Pork Saltimbocca with Truffle Pesto Orecchiette - Fall 2022
Thai Pork Meatballs with Pomegranate Peanut Sauce - Spring 2022
VOLO Mexicali Chocolate Cheesecake - Spring 2021
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Prosciutto - Fall 2020
P.. P.. P.. Paella!!! - Fall 2019
Springtime Quiche - Spring 2019
Salmon Wellington with Red Wine Duxelles - Fall 2018
NOLA Voodoo Pasta - Spring 2018
Skirt Steak with Pinot Noir Sundried Tomato Mushroom Sauce - Fall 2017
Watermelon Gazpacho - Spring 2017
Lamb Shanks Braised in Pinot Noir - Fall 2016
Slow Roasted Salmon with Miso Balsamic Glaze - Fall 2015
Pork Chops with Ginger, Pears & Cranberries - Spring 2015
Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding - Fall 2014
Lamb with Spicy Mint Raspberry Glaze - Spring 2014
Asian Lettuce Cup with Mango Orange Salsa - Fall 2013
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin on a Bed of Lentils - Spring 2013
Starting from the campground kitchen to the more modern winery kitchen - we've been fortunate to share a meal at lunch with our staff. These recipes are favorites that are asked for (and enjoyed!) again and again.
Winery Staff Picks
Lunch has never been better. Try one Mikey, you'll like it!
Special recipe from Chef Domenica Catelli Butternut Squash Penne with Lamb Sausage
Duck, Mushroom and Sausage Étouffée
Pappardelle with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Roasted Mushrooms