Bonterra Life

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 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 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.

We’re opening McNab Ranch—for the first time in decades—for an intimate culinary evening under the stars in celebration of 30 years of organic farming at Bonterra. Join us on September 30, 2017…

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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