Bonterra Life

When it comes to Bonterra wines and the Bonterra ethos, our organic certification means more than organic practices in the vineyard – it means a wholesome and healthy lifestyle for the planet and ourselves.  What does organic mean to you?…

It’s finally fall and with this beloved season comes a bounty of deeply delicious and richly colored produce, perfect for celebrating our favorite day of the week: Taco Tuesday. For the ultimate fall-inspired recipe, try our Fall Harvest Tacos.  Sure…

Choosing organic wines from Bonterra is a no-brainer and, luckily, so is adopting greener, cleaner living practices around your home.  If you’re like us, you’ll welcome the addition of house plants to your living space because, well, their contributions are…

Whether you are an avid gardener or a beginner seeking new ways to shrink your environmental footprint and integrate more sustainable practices into your life, seed saving is a snap. A time-tested, economical method for preserving and selecting the best…

Not many things pair better with a plate of raw oysters than our beautifully crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Bring out the superb brightness of ripe citrus peel and mineral notes with our 6 recipes for dressing your favorite seafood, using fresh,…

Roast Harvest Salad

Incorporate your organic summer harvest in a meal full of flavor (and antioxidants) with our Roasted Harvest Salad, made with seasonal vegetables and fresh greens. For a special treat, we love pairing alongside our Young Red or Elysian Merlot.

Get organic this October by learning to make your own compost! Help your garden thrive with our tips and tricks for turning common materials into fuel for your vegetables and flowers. Advice for Beginners Keep in mind that your compost…

Our Squash Salad pairs well with all your summer festivities – especially alongside the light profile of our 2017 Young Red! What better way to use your fresh, organic summer vegetables than in this easy-to-make salad, topped with homemade pesto…

While some insects are considered pests, did you know that many species can actually play an integral role in keeping your garden healthy? Help your plants flourish with these organic farming tips for attracting the right visitors. Bees These pollinators…

Looking for the perfect complement to our 2017 Rosé? Try this tasty summer salad, made with sweet seasonal fruit and topped with feta and fresh mint. We love enjoying this recipe during the last few weeks of summer as an…

Summer Succotash

Slow roasting yields an uber tender chicken, with flavors that will rival your favorite rotisserie chicken. Pair with our Riesling or Pinot Noir.

This salmon  tartar  is  a  beautiful  and  simple  way  to  serve  your  favorite  salmon.  Be  sure  to  freeze  the  salmon  filet,  tightly  wrapped  in  plastic  wrap  for  at  least  8  hours.  Thaw slightly and chop while firm!  We  love  serving …

Bonterra Rose

Rosé all May with us Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the Bonterra Barn at McNab Ranch as we celebrate our latest release of Bonterra Rosé.

This simple but elegant salmon entrée comes to us from Jane at Adventures in Food & Wine. Not only is it excellent for a busy weeknight or as the star at your next dinner party. This dish pairs favorably with our…

It’s no secret that we love all things green at Bonterra. When it comes to cleaning, it can be tricky to be as environmentally responsible as we’d like (so many chemicals!). As we look to spring (and really, all year-round)…

This cozy recipe comes from Alexandra at A Taste of Well Being. Slow cooking the beef yields melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. The recipe calls for 2 cups of Bonterra Cabernet – so plenty left over for you and your dining companions to…

It’s no secret that we love wine, but in the pursuit of balance, we also love a refreshing mocktail to keep things exciting in the beverage world! We asked Jeran at Oleander + Palm to come up with a bright…

At Bonterra, we always strive for balance. Balance in the vineyards, in the wines and (as often as possible) in life! After 30 years of organic farming, we’ve come to grasp an understanding of the first two…but the latter is…

Slow roasting yields an uber tender chicken, with flavors that will rival your favorite rotisserie chicken. Pair with our Riesling or Pinot Noir.

What could be better than wine-soaked chocolate covered strawberries?

As your guests begin arriving for Thanksgiving, set a tone of warmth and welcome with this delectable take on the classic crostini.

The days are getting shorter and the crisp mornings are a reminder of warm savory dishes ahead to nourish us this fall.   Years ago it seemed like butternut and acorn were the options of the autumn squash world.  Now we…

Warm spices like cumin, coriander, and ginger play beautifully with the inherent sweetness of sweet potatoes, enhanced by the caramelization of both the sweet potatoes and onions in this dish. A squeeze of lime adds a bright finish. Roasted Sweet…

Warm spices—like cumin, coriander, and cinnamon—have a lovely warming effect on the whole being. They’re also terrific for healthy digestion. Try these nine ideas to spice up your winter: 1. Steep sliced ginger and cinnamon sticks in boiling water for…

This bark is easy to make and utterly addictive. Dark Chocolate-Sea Salt Almond Bark 2 cups unsalted dry roasted almonds 6 ounces dark chocolate (at least 50%) A pinch of sweet paprika 2 teaspoons Maldon sea salt (or other flake…

This is actually a deconstructed mash-up of the Turkish Muhummara dip and the Spanish Romesco sauce—both of which are made with peppers, nuts, and spices–with all of the ingredients added to the roasting pan rather than blended for a robust,…

These flavorful bites are like your favorite spinach-artichoke dip and the pita chips you scoop it up with all in an airy puff, and they’re perfect with Bonterra Chardonnay.

This hearty dish captures all you love about chili – the comfort, the warming heat – using much less meat (and more leafy greens!) than the traditional version.

This is an elegant salad to start off a family gathering, to be sure. But it also makes a terrific light meal in and of itself. Feel free to add cubed beets or roasted vegetables or even a scoop of cooked quinoa if you’re going the main course route.

The wine in these brownies isn’t overpowering—like espresso brownies, only with Cabernet instead.

La Tortilla Factory's Grilled Halibut Fish Tacos // Bonterra Vineyards

We love all things La Tortilla Factory, but especially their organic, non-GMO tortillas. This delicious end-of-summer recipe takes the fish taco to new heights with grilled halibut, crema Mexicana and classic cilantro. Our aromatic Bonterra Viognier strikes the perfect balance…

Bonterra - Zucchini Parmesan Salad

Whether your garden is overflowing with home-grown zucchini or you have a basket full from the weekend farmer’s market, this fresh and flavorful salad is both light enough as a side dish and hearty enough for a meal. Zucchini Salad…

Bonterra - Peach Basil Wine Popsicles

These stone fruit popsicles are a bit reminiscent of a white wine sangria—a bit tart, a little sweet, and full of fresh peach flavor. Peach And Basil Wine Ice Pops makes 6 ice pops Ingredients 3 fresh ripe peaches Juice…

Bonterra - Spring Pizza

Skip the supreme pizza and opt for this lighter version of everyone’s favorite food—featuring microgreens, asparagus and peas! Spring Inspired Pizza Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest Ingredients: Pizza: 1/2 pound homemade or store-bought pizza dough 1 small bunch asparagus, ribboned…

Grilling sturdy greens gives them a savory smokiness, which plays beautifully into this riff on the classic BLT.

This kebab combo uses a simple, homemade teriyaki glaze that compliments sweet and savory. Mix it up on the grill and use this same recipe with grilled chicken or summer veggies.

Watermelon and feta cheese go beautifully with the cool, minty notes of basil.

Caprese salads – ripe tomatoes paired with mozzarella, basil and olive oil – are the epitome of summer. These quick, colorful skewers are the perfect summer nibble for serendipitous get togethers.

This Zinful BBQ sauce takes only 15 minutes, plus it pairs perfectly (of course) with a glass of our Zinfandel. Mop it onto ribs, chops, chicken … even a burger. Just be warned … once you’ve had it, there’s no going back to bottled! 

This kebab combo brings a touch of the tropics to your summer grill.

How to choose, use and pair fava beans.

How to choose, use and pair spring onions.

How to choose, use and pair pea shoots.

How to choose, use and pair frisee.

How to choose, use and pair celery root.

How to choose, use and pair baby turnips.

Verlasso has been a leader in sustainable practices for nearly a decade and works closely with their local communities to reduce environmental impact with proven, innovative farming techniques.

Dana DiRicco-Benjamin is one of our organic farmers. She grows Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Upper Lake, located in beautiful Northern California. We asked her what her favorite food to pair with Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc was and she shared this recipe. Enjoy!

Brewing tea in the sun makes it taste like you’ve captured summer in a glass. Use this recipe as a jumping off point for fun flavor combos of your own.

This omelet is classic French fare at its best. Simple, rustic and packing more flavor than you’d think possible from so few ingredients.

It can be tough to know what's really in season when the same produce is available year-round at the supermarket. But we've got you covered. Our at-a-glance guide tells you what's ripe for the picking and, if you're starting a garden of your own, what to get in the ground and how.

Whole books have been written about composting. But overwhelm is the biggest deterrent to starting something new, so we’ve simplified composting to this simple flowchart.

I love carbonara, but it can sometimes be too rich. This version adds a healthy dose of wild mushrooms for earthiness and tarragon for a fresh note.

What better way to get into the spirit of Earth Day than to make something totally new with a piece of junk you've had lying around! Here are our 10 favorite DIY upcycling projects on the web.

Tis the season for a mug of Hot Cocoa next to a cozy fire! Perfect for sipping or gifting. Cabernet Hot Cocoa Cocoa mix (makes 12 servings): 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper…

Farmer's Market Items

Fall may be the time when trees shed their leaves, but greens are still aplenty in gardens and farmers markets. This season, experiment with these seven greens for delectable and healthy salads, sides and center of the plate fare.

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