Category - Recipes

There's nothing like ripe, succulent summer peaches and tart, fresh blueberries to grace your summer table! This delicious summer dessert, brought to us by Highwayman Wines, is the perfect Sonoma summer treat. We recommend trying it alongside a cool, crisp bottle of Highwayman's Doxy Charm, a light and bright sparkling wine of rosé made in the traditional method, sure to refresh the palate. ... Read More »

Recipe by Manuel Azevedo at Tasca Tasca

The marinade

¾ cup (177 grams) dry red wine
6 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons (30 grams) red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon (14 grams) fine sea salt
2 teaspoons (4 grams) Portuguese spice blend (p. 21)
1 bay leaf, crumbled

The pot roast

5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) boneless beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
6 ounces (170 grams) linguiça, cut into ½-inch... Read More »

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards' Executive Chef Peter Janiak came up with this fabulous twist on deviled eggs. Perfect for your next Sonoma picnic or to use leftover eggs from Easter, these salty, smoky, briny and unctuous eggs offer an explosion of flavors and textures to enjoy! Chef Janiak recommends pairing this with St. Francis' elegant Sonoma County Rosé.


  • 6 each hardboiled eggs

Kunde Family Winery serves this appetizer at the height of spring, when fresh herbs like dill and green onions are in season. Serve this to start off a meal, or on its own for an afternoon picnic or winetasting. With bright lemony flavors, the crostini pair beautifully with Kunde's Block 4SB20 Sauvignon Blanc--yum!


  • 1 sourdough baguette – thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 8 oz package cream

Layla's Recipe for The Old Tradition

Monday, January 25, 2021 12:00 PM

The Old Tradition is a wintery spin on an Old Fashioned--the hint of spice and Italian Amaro add warmth and richness, making this a great fireside sipper. Layla's cozy bar and lounge makes for a wonderful place to relax and unwind and their cocktails are a highlight of the drinks menu. Make sure to try this the next time you're here and listen to their line-up of great live music.


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Dungeness Crab Cioppino Recipe

Monday, January 6, 2020 12:00 PM

Recipe submitted by Eric Markson, Sonoma Valley Inn

In Sonoma, winter means fresh Dungeness Crab enjoyed by friends and family, highlighted best through Cioppino, a regional dish popularized by California's first Italian immigrants. Often served on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or both, it's become a seasonal favorite. Cioppino is easy to make, but make sure you use the freshest seafood you can... Read More »

Marcia Kunde Mickelson created a unique and delicious dish to serve at your next holiday dinner: Asian fusion beef short ribs. It was featured in her latest book Kunde Style-Family, Food and Wine and serves four. These oven braised short ribs have a rich Asian flavor influence and pair perfectly with Kunde Family Winery's Cabernet Sauvignon - Drummond.


1 cinnamon stick

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Kunde Family Winery's Pear Cranberry Crisp

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:00 AM

Pear Cranberry Crisps with Pecan Crumble Topping

This recipe was created by Marcia Kunde Mickelson and was featured in her latest book Kunde Style-Family, Food and Wine. The crumble features all the fall flavors we love—pears, pecans, cranberries and cinnamon. It serves 6-8 people which is perfect for a family holiday dinner. Pair it with Kunde Family Winery 1904 Dessert Cuvée.

Ingredients:... Read More »

Hanson Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Friday, February 8, 2019 10:00 AM

The embodiment of true artisan craft, Hanson of Sonoma distills in a combination pot and 50-plate column still to create a pure, clean, and above all tasty vodka. Their vodka is always distilled from organic grapes and infused with real, organic ingredients.

Hanson Organic Vodka is the first of its kind, and the product of countless hours of research, testing, and plain old hard work. We hope you... Read More »

Recipe by Caranguejo à LaSalette

My mother has been making this dish on New Year’s Day for as long as I can remember. Although she lays out a veritable smorgasbord, I simply opt for a bowl of crab stew with a side of salad and garlic bread accompanied by a glass or two of red wine. I can’t think of a better way to start the year. The romaine salad is our adaptation of the common Caesar salad. The... Read More »