The rest of this site is where you learn about how we grow our grapes and make our wines, and why we make the choices we do. But there’s so much more to Bonterra.
Bonterra is a quest, it’s a statement, it’s a way of life. Here’s where we’ll explore those intangibles beyond the facts … and cook up some great meals to go with the wines. So pour yourself a glass, dig in and enjoy.
All the best,
Lia Huber Bonterra’s Chef & Organic Life Aficionado
Episode 15: The SWAT Team – How to Keep Pests Away From Your Picnics … Naturally
It sucks to have your picnic or barbecue ruined by a swarm of flies … or yellow jackets … or mosquitoes. So we’ve come up with ways to keep them away, naturally.
Eating on the go has gone so beyond the same-old, same-old picnic basket. Think shatterproof wine glasses, bottle holders for the beach and portable wireless speakers. Here are our favorite picks for “Go Gear.
Summertime and the viewing is easy. Time to gather with your friends and take in some summer flick fun. Our wine and film pairing recommendations range from the usual suspects (including The Usual Suspects) to some fare that’s a little off the beaten path. By the way, you may surprised at how well organic popcorn goes with Bonterra wines!
These beans are based on the Santa Maria style beans from California’s Central Coast. They’re terrific with our Barbecued Beef Ribs … or even with hamburgers. Open a bottle of Bonterra Merlot with these.
These sandwiches are like a Nicoise salad on bread. They’re great for picnics; the longer they sit, the better they get. This particular recipe was inspired by the sandwiches Selina Luis brought with us when we visited Magruder Ranch. Serve with Bonterra Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc.
Giardiniera is an Italian staple; a colorful medley of pickled vegetables marinated with oil, vinegar and spices. It makes terrific picnic fare and is quite versatile depending on what’s popping at the farmers market. Nibble with a glass of Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot.