Memorial Day Food & Wine Pairings | Red Wine BBQ Sauce Recipe

Cheers to Summer!

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Memorial Day is the “unofficial” start to Summer and there's no better way to embrace the season than with a bottle of wine! This time of year, many people trade reds for chilled whites and rosés, but don’t swap out those reds just yet! Lighter reds such as our
Pinot Noir and Chambourcin are delicious served with a slight chill. 

Most importantly, it’s a great time to kick back, relax, and enjoy a glass under the sun! 

A true wine lover’s barbeque sauce recipe, the addition of our award-winning
Chambourcin creates a rich complexity to the sauce that will have your guests
wondering what your secret ingredient is…

Red Wine BBQ Sauce


1 T minced garlic

2 T minced onion

1 Cup ketchup

crushed red pepper

1 T red wine vinegar

2 Teaspoons brown sugar

1/4 Teaspoons salt

1/4 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

1/4 Teaspoons dried mustard

1/4 Teaspoons dried onions

1/3 cup red wine

A dash Tabasco Sauce

1 T vegetable oil


Directions: Heat vegetable oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, dried onions; stir until they start to become clear, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in ketchup and red wine. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring until combined. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, lowering temperature if needed.

Cheers to Mom! Shop Our Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mom deserves the very best, so we've put together our Mother's Day Gift Guide highlighting some of our favorite gifts for Mom from our Tasting Room Gift Shop. Stop by to shop these items and more. Plus, don't forget to include her favorite bottle of wine!

Gifts for the Wine Lover

"Demdaco" Wine Glass Scarf -$22.95

Decorative Wine Stoppers
-$15.25 each

Wine Caddy -$28.95

Gifts for the Entertainer

"Hydrangea" Wooden Double-Dipping Bowls -$36.95

Wine Scented Soy Candles -$24.95

Ceramic Olive Oil Pourer -$18.95
"Olive" Wooden Cutting Board Set -$30.95

Gifts for the Foodie

Ceramic Jam Jar -$20.95
Assorted Wine Jams -$14.95 each

Savannah Bee Co. Honey -$13.45
Honey Spoon -$5.50
Ceramic Honey Pot -$10.95

Loose Leaf Teas -$12.95 each

Gifts for the Experientialist

Enjoy our wine tasting experience and a glass of wine on our patio.
The Tasting Room will be open until 6 p.m. on Mother’s Day!

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Easter Food & Wine Pairings

Wine for Your Easter Table

Selecting the wine to serve with a holiday meal can be daunting so we've taken the guesswork out with our wine pairing recommendations for a traditional Easter menu. Plus, our Tasting Room Manager, Jason discusses his favorite pairings in our latest YouTube video. Stop by our Tasting Room this week to pick up the perfect last minute hostess gift or have one of our Wine Educators to give you a custom wine list for your Easter table!
Buona Pasqua!

Gift Ideas for Your Host or Hostess

Shop for these unique gift items and more in our Tasting Room Gift shop.

Bird Candy Bowl - $15.95

Round Stoneware Brie Baker
& Wooden Spreader - $20.95

"Rewind" Zinfadel Soy Candle - $20.95

12.5 inch Pink Marble & Mango Wood Cheese Board - $38.95

Featured Recipe | Rotini alla Vino Rosato

Rotini alla Vino Rosato

Try your own version of this delicious dish at home!

What you'll need:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup Vino Rosato (Rosé wine)
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • Chopped parsley or basil, to garnish

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Pat the chicken breast dry with a paper towel, and season both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.

Add the chicken breasts to the pan, allowing them to sear on one side for 6-7 minutes. Flip the chicken and sear on the other side for another 6-7 minutes. Remove the chicken breast from the pan and set aside on a cutting board to rest.

Now, add the penne pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package instructions just until al dente. Drain. Meanwhile, to the pan drippings, add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, taking care not to burn the garlic.

Deglaze the pan with the rose and bring the liquid to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and allow the wine to simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add the crushed tomatoes and sugar, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low. When the tomatoes have stopped bubbling, stir in the heavy cream.

Slice the chicken, and toss it into the skillet along with the cooked penne.

Stir everything together, and serve with chopped herbs on top.