Bonterra Life

Natural Cookie Dyes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for holiday cookie decorating, that is. Ornamenting (and eating) sugar cookies with family and friends is something we can truly get behind. With so many vibrant colors occurring naturally in the food…

Spins on Lasagna

‘Tis the season for warming, comforting recipes. So, when temperatures drop, we turn up our ovens and head to the supermarket for ingredients to make one of our favorite fall staples–the versatile and always delicious, lasagna. A choose-your-own adventure of…

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon Wine with Harvest Bowls

Hearty and warming, it’s the harvest bowl.  Making its seasonal debut everywhere from restaurant menus to home kitchens this time of year, the harvest bowl, much like flannel shirts and pumpkin spice, is a harbinger of fall weather and fall…

DIY Tumeric Mask

Bonterra’s organic and regenerative farming practices reflect on a much larger scale the same thoughtfulness and care we bring to our at-home self-care routines. Always conscientious of what we’re putting in our bodies, it’s just as important to consider what…

Snap Pea Salad

Spring may be for floral prints and patterns, but late summer is for flower salads. You heard us. Festive and delicious, edible flowers add a pop of color to your not-so-typical salad.  Our variation marries an assortment of tender, baby…

Elote and Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc Cans

We’ve entered peak corn season and when the produce is this prime, we’re all for keeping it simple with the popular Mexican street food that’s taken palates and Instagram by storm. We’re talking about the addictive, sweet, crunchy, creamy, smoky…

Bonterra Rosé and Frose

The ultimate summer sipper, Bonterra Rosé is the refreshing, food-friendly rosé your summer barbecue, picnic, or date night needs and deserves. Enjoyed chilled on its own, or alongside your favorite summer eats (hello, watermelon salad and smoky chicken skewers), a…

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Bottle with Aroma Therapy Bottles

With three simple ingredients and an infinite number of scent combinations, it’s almost too easy to customize your own, natural aromatherapy routine. To unwind after a long day, refresh the linen closet, or revitalize the living room without cloying chemicals…

Bonterra wine next lavender on a marble table

We’re a little obsessive about all aspects of our organic and Biodynamic® grape growing and winemaking processes so it’s only natural that we’re also obsessed with natural dyes. Compared to synthetic or commercial dyeing methods, which produce harmful waste and…

New Bonterra Cans

This month, we’re celebrating a new look and feel, and adding countless ways to enjoy Bonterra Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Young Red. Smaller, lighter, and infinitely recyclable, 250mL can four-packs are the newest addition to the Bonterra family and make…

Bonterra Equinox Red wine and Crystals

Adhering to organic and Biodynamic® winemaking practices, we thrive at the intersection of nature and industry. Our three certified Biodynamic® ranches, governed by the planet’s natural cycles and systems, embody a holistic view of agriculture. In short, we’re dedicated to…

Young Red wine with shareable Yakitori Skewers

This Memorial Day, take the party outside with these grill-able and supremely shareable yakitori skewers. A chance to celebrate and remember those who have served our country, opt for crowd-pleasing chicken skewers you can grill quickly before returning to your…

Chardonnay with Mini Quiche

We nurture and cherish our roots—whether we’re in the vineyards, at home with our families, or at work with our chosen Bonterra family—because these connections to the land and the people around us make for truly delicious wine and a…

Cool Cucumber Salad with Bonterra's Vintage wine 'The Roost'

We don’t know about you, but spring has sprung and we’re looking for light, refreshing recipes to help brighten up our springtime picnics, parties, and weekend meals. Our go-to recipe? A cooling, crunchy, creamy salad of thinly sliced cucumbers and…

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon and braided bread twist

Borne from necessity and since elevated to an artform, bread making is in vogue for serious home cooks and beginning bakers alike. And, in contrast to popular cooking “hacks” for quicker, easier results, bread making, much like grape-growing or winemaking,…

Sheep on a Bonterra Vineyard

Soak up Bonterra’s stunning organic vineyards firsthand by entering our Best Organic Life sweepstakes to win a VIP California Wine Country experience for two! To enter, share a photo capturing how you lead an organic lifestyle and tag Bonterra using…

Bonterra Rosé

Gone are the days of relegating Rosé to summer months and warm-weather, patio-drinking. Crafted from grapes organically grown in Mendocino County, Bonterra’s Rosé is here and it’s here to stay. Created using a variety of methods and grapes, Rosé lends…

Beet Hummus

Spotted arching above Bonterra’s sprawling organic vineyards and Biodynamic® estates, rainbows are a real treat, brightening up the sky and adding a little color to our days. These colorful surprises remind us of the ways we can incorporate pops of…

Bonterra Honey

With cooler weather comes cold and flu season. So, when winter colds keep us down, we turn to a time-tested, natural remedy for help: honey. Plus, honey has more in common with wine than you might think, which is why…

Citrus Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette and Walnuts

This season, we’re opting to add a little color to our plates and palates with this wintry Citrus Salad with Walnuts and Tarragon Vinaigrette. Bringing some much-needed balance to a season often dominated by rich, decadent dishes, this salad is…

Candied Caramel Apple Rose Tart

Delicious dessert or crowd-stopping centerpiece? When it comes to our Candied Caramel Apple Rose Tart, we won’t ask you to choose. A festive addition to any holiday party or potluck, the delicate apple rose buds atop this tart’s caramel custard…

Naked Orange Blossom Cake with Honey Buttercream with Dry Muscat wine

We’re thrilled to share the inaugural release of our single vineyard Dry Muscat with you. Aromas of orange blossom, tangerine, and honeysuckle characterize this exciting new addition to our organic wine line-up. So, inspired by this wine’s aromas and flavor…

DIY Herbal Tisane with Bing Cherries

Inspired by Bonterra’s Biodynamic® vineyard at Butler Ranch, this homemade herbal tisane – a tea steeped with botanicals, spices, and fruit – pays homage to the cherry orchard that once occupied the estate, as well as the Single Vineyard Grenache…

Essential Oils

At the foundation of our brand, and organic and Biodynamic® efforts, is an unparalleled respect for the environment and its wellbeing. This same attitude and holistic approach to wellness should be reflected in your self-care routine, whether you’ve established one…

Grilled Pizza Bianca with Radicchio

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?…

Fall Harvest Taco

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…

Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc wine

Choosing organically farmed 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…

Bonterra Pinot Noir

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…

Oysters 6 ways and Bonterra's Sauvignon Blanc

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,…

Roasted Harvest Salad

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

Homemade Compost and Bonterra Wine

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…

Squash Salad paired with Bonterra's 2017 Young Red wine

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…

Organic herbs and Bonterra Chardonnay

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…

Watermelon Salad paired with 2017 Rosé

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…

Moonlit Harvest

Join us for our 2nd annual Moonlit Harvest Dinner – an intimate culinary evening under the stars, celebrating over 30 years of organic farming at Bonterra!   Moonlit Harvest Dinner Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:30pm – 9:00pm Buy Tickets  …

Summer Vegetable Succotash

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

Simple Verlasso Salmon Tartar on Kettle Chips

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 Rosé

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.

Dijon-Herb Crusted Salmon

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…

Dr. Bronner’s cleaning products

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)…

Bonterra Cabernet Braised Beef with a Mascarpone Polenta

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…

Cranberry Mocktails

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…

Organizational planner and a pair of glasses

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 Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Olives

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

Pinot Noir Soaked Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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

Sweet Potato Crostini

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

Autumn Squash Bisque

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…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Warm Spices and Lime

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.

Warm Spices

Warm spices—like cumin, coriander, and cinnamon—have a lovely warming effect on the whole being. They’re also terrific for healthy digestion.

Dark Chocolate-Sea Salt Almond Bark

This bark is easy to make and utterly addictive.

Smoky Roasted Cauliflower and Peppers

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,…

Spinach-Artichoke Parmesan Puffs

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.

Chickpea and Greens Chili

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.

Frisee and Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

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.

Chocolate-Cabernet Brownies

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

La Tortilla Factory's Grilled Halibut Fish Tacos

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…

Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Toasted Hazelnuts and Parmesan Cheese

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.

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.

Spring Inspired Pizza

Skip the supreme pizza and opt for this lighter version of everyone’s favorite food—featuring microgreens, asparagus and peas! Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest

Grilled BLT Salad with Blue Cheese

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

Tuna and Pineapple Kebabs with Ginger-Soy Glaze

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, Feta and Basil Skewers

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

Caprese Skewers with Basil Pesto Marinade

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.

Zinful BBQ Sauce made with Bonterra Zinfandel wine

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! 

Curry Chicken and Mango Kebabs

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

Fava Beans

How to choose, use and pair fava beans.

Spring Onion

How to choose, use and pair spring onions.

Pea Shoots

How to choose, use and pair pea shoots.

Frisee

How to choose, use and pair frisee.

Celery Root

How to choose, use and pair celery root.

Baby Turnips

How to choose, use and pair baby turnips.

Verlasso’s Brioche Salmon Club Sandwich

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's Salmon with Fennel Onion Glaze

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!

Herbal-Orange Sun Tea

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.

Simple Herb and Cheese Omelet

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

Homegrown herbs in a window sill

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.

Bonterra soil

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.

Wild Mushroom Carbonara with Peas

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.

Upcycling materials

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.

Cabernet Hot Cocoa

Tis the season for a mug of Hot Cocoa next to a cozy fire! Perfect for sipping or gifting.

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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