Tag - Holiday Recipes

While the adage of drinking what you enjoy always rings true, it’s also true that the perfect wine and food pairing can be transcendent. Take it from us: understanding grape varietals and which meals match them best is sure to create a flavor explosion that you won’t soon forget. Whether you seek to match textures, or balance out flavors, pairing wine with intention can take your dining experience... Read More »

The girl + the fig's Glazed Winter Squash

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:00 PM

As one of the early trailblazers of farm-to-table fare in Sonoma Valley, the girl + the fig knows a thing or two about how to make vegetables shine. This sweet and savory side dish is sure to make your fall table or Thanksgiving dinner even more special! Serves 8-10 people as a side.


  • 1 Delicata squash
  • 1 Acorn squash
  • 1 Small butternut squash
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2

Laurel Glen Vineyard's Lamb Moussaka

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:00 PM

Impress your friends and family with this extremely flavorful lasagna-like dish. Written by Shaun Myrick, this celebrated Greek dish makes for the perfect fall Sunday supper or holiday showpiece. We recommend serving with a salad and the delicious 2017 Laurel Glen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Yassou!


  • 2 eggplants — about 3 pounds
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ pound

Taub Family Outpost's Chef Trevor Anderson created this velvety soup to showcase the flavors of fall in Sonoma Valley. Complemented by the crunchiness of the Curry Granola, there is a marriage of amazing textures, as well as flavors! Serve it as a Thanksgiving Day opener or on a cool fall night. Serves 10 to 12.


  • ¼ pound butter
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and large dice
  • 1 yellow

Baker & Cook's Persimmon Cranberry Bundt Cake

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM

Golden persimmons dominate the farmers markets throughout the fall in Sonoma Valley. Chef Jen Demarest of Baker & Cook harnesses persimmon's sweet succulence with tangy cranberry to bring out the best of the season. Whether you serve these as a breakfast treat or as dessert, or swap them out for cupcakes at your next birthday party, you're sure to create a crowd pleaser. Makes 9 individual bundt... Read More »

Della Santina's Italian Hot Chocolate

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:00 AM

Families from around the world love this wintery treat, and many cultures have their own special spin. Italian Hot Chocolate is thick and creamy, and almost its own dessert (we never say no to Tiramisu, of course). In the Della Santina house growing up, owner Rob, his siblings, and many cousins loved to delight in a cup of cocoa and listen to stories told by Nonno of his Italian life before coming... Read More »

Enoteca Della Santina's Holiday Sangria

Monday, November 9, 2020 3:00 PM

What better way to drink wine as a precursor to drinking wine at the table than with a cocktail holiday sangria to kick off your holiday feast? We share this fruit-forward fall recipe because we love its pomegranate touch. Pomegranates originated in the region from Iran to Northern India, in season from October through February, and play a part in so much Mediterranean cuisine, like we serve at... Read More »

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 »

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.

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