5 Reasons to Visit Santa Clara Wine Country

Wine lovers living in San Jose know precisely what makes a fine bottle of wine. With hundreds of wineries within a short driving distance, San Jose residents have many options.  While many take the trip to the famous and beautiful Napa Valley, here are a few reasons to visit Santa Clara Wine Country. What Makes […]

San Jose Wine Tasting Day Trip to Solis Winery

San Jose is popular for being at the center of Silicon Valley, but it is also the hub of Northern California’s wine country. The largest city in the nine-county Bay area, has many local vineyard tasting rooms within city borders including:  J Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Coterie Cellars and the Divine Winery Tasting Room to […]

Dry Aged Rib-Eyes with Horseradish Gremolata

1 boneless rib loin, about 6 pounds (makes about 6 servings) 1 package cheesecloth, cut in half 1 sheet pan 1 rack to fit on sheet pan Salt and Freshly cracked black pepper Horseradish Gremolata, recipe follows Horseradish Gremolata: 1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature 2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 tablespoons grated fresh […]

Super Bowl 50 (2016) – LEVIS STADIUM

Super Bowl 50 (2016) Super Bowl 50 is coming to California and will be played at the San Francisco 49ers new Levi’s Stadium. Levi’s Stadium is a football stadium in Santa Clara, California, a suburb of San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area. There will be more coming soon.

Lamb Meatball Soup

Cold weather food and wine pairing idea.

2014 Syrah Harvest

We are harvesting our 2014 Estate Syrah today (7.01 tons to be exact). Syrah, known as Shiraz in some parts of the world, is a major grape variety indigenous to the Rhone wine region in France. Often used as a blending grape in France, we use it here primarily as a strict varietal. The Syrah […]

Delicious Pairings with Syrah

Syrah is one of the most popular grapes in the world. Syrah is a black skinned grape variety generally used to create red wine. Syrah aka Shiraz is grown throughout the world and is one of the most widely planted grapes. According to The Oxford Companion to Wine, in the early 2000’s Syrah became a […]

Simple Tip for Storing Opened Wine

There’s nothing quite like cracking open a bottle, pouring yourself a glass (or two) of your favorite wine and relaxing after a long day. The problem, albeit not a serious one, is more often than not there will be some wine left over after it is opened.  So what do you do?  Throw it away? […]

Winter in the Vineyard

The autumn season is soon coming to an end, and as I write, the entire west coast is preparing for incredibly cold weather (relatively speaking).In the vineyard, the vines have completed another year’s journey, the fruit has been harvested and made into wine, the plants now rest and ready for next year’s growth.

Damn Good Lamb Shanks submitted by Jenny Derry

Thank you Jenny Derry for your submission of this lamb recipe.A must try when the weather finally cools.