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Entertaining season is here and the calendar is filling up with dinners, holiday parties and year-end celebrations. If you are here seeking inspiration for holiday appetizers, you’ve come to the right place. Our recipe for thyme roasted grapes and brie…

Ah, squash – yet another reason to love autumn. These bountiful gourds have inspired many beautiful dishes during the Thanksgiving holiday, and this recipe is no exception. Try it as a pre- holiday lunch, a gorgeous vegetarian side-dish, or add…

The leaves are continuing to fall and harvest is wrapping up on the ranch, unmistakable signs that the holidays are here! Thanksgiving is a few weeks away and it’s all about the food and wine. From turkey and side dishes…

There is just something about the onset of fall that inspires new energy in the kitchen. The change of season is a welcome opportunity for warm savory meals as al fresco afternoon dining gives way to cozy evenings. Equally compelling…

Recipe courtesy of: USA Pears Here at Bonterra we are all about planning our entertainment menus around what is in season. Fresh, seasonal ingredients always make for the most delicious meals, and they always seem to complement Bonterra wines! August…

As summer days get shorter, we are savoring our final hot weekends by the pool before the change of season. We are also savoring rosé season as long as we can, and we are loving this crisp, citrusy and refreshing…

What’s your favorite thing about summer? Ours is hands-down the delicious seasonal fruits at our local farmer’s market – stone fruit, melons, cherries and ALL the berries are showing their best in the summer months. Our least favorite? Heat. The…

If you are like us, you probably appreciate a little healthy indulgence. Perhaps you are also a sucker for a sweet snack that looks gorgeous and colorful on your summer charcuterie boards? Yes? Good. We have a suggestion for that….

The season for outdoor grilling and healthy veggies has arrived – and you are going to need a great recipe to pair with your favorite organically-grown wine! Our recipe for grilled pork vermicelli bowls combines classic Vietnamese flavors with milder…

If your summer plans involve sipping poolside spritzers or enjoying a refreshing drink on the patio, we have a recipe for you. A refreshing twist on white sangria – Bonterra style! No added sugars, syrups or sweet liquors. Just natural,…

Brunch season is in full swing and we have the perfect twist on traditional waffles…Waffle pops! Whether you are hosting a shower, enjoying a spring meal in the garden or casually gathering with friends, these easy-to-make and fun-to-eat snacks will…

Spring flowers are blooming and we are feeling inspired! Bring the fresh colors of the season to your salad with edible flowers – they add a pop of color to your organic greens and create a truly irresistible presentation. For…

Bake up some comfort food at its best with this easy-to-make Stuffed Shell Ricotta recipe!  Add spinach or kale for even more flavor and toast the chef (aka you) with some buttery Bonterra Chardonnay!

Cocktail Recipe: COURTESY OF HELLOFRESH

Create a light, crunchy treat that’s bursting with taste by infusing your favorite flavors into these easy-to-make meringue pops. Get creative with your piping bag and serve your creations with some yummy Bonterra Rosé.

Add a delicious twist to your homemade pasta by infusing herbs directly into the dough. Create a beautiful, flavor-filled dish and serve it with our full-bodied Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Welcome guests in from the cold with some warm German Glühwein made with our Bonterra Zinfandel. With notes of luscious violet, raspberry and spice, it is the perfect holiday drink to have on simmer all season long!

For a delicious holiday dessert, make these homemade cream puffs filled with sweet cream and raspberries. Sip on a glass of Bonterra Pinot Noir while you bake up this classic after dinner treat that everyone is sure to love.

Warm cookies and wine? Yes, please! Savor the sweet spices of ginger, cinnamon and molasses with our Bonterra Merlot. Spoiler: we sort of planned it that way. Bake up these Ginger Fall Leaves Cookies (don’t forget to opt for organic…

Dessert is an opportunity to make something beautiful and delicious…. and we’ve got the perfect “pearing” that’s sure to impress. Wine Poached Autumn Pears partnered up with Bonterra Equinox Red. You can’t go wrong. And of course, we recommend opting…

With this collaborative Bonterra & Prairie Organic recipe, you don’t have to compromise your ideals for purity when it comes to wine—or the planet. A partnership and recipe grounded in uncompromising standards for quality and purity you can trust. What’s…

As temps climb and taste buds search for something a little juicier, we’re reaching for an elevated favorite. Tangerine toast is the perfect pick me up for a midday snack, and is simple as can be. Even simpler? The choice…

As spring temperatures inch towards summer heat, there’s nothing better than fresh, seasonal veggies and a refreshing glass of citrusy Bonterra Rosé. Feast your eyes on this veggie carpaccio. When responsibly sourced meat isn’t on the table, we often opt…

Pasta is our comfort food of choice for any season and this spring-inspired recipe, which comes together in only 20 minutes, is simply too delicious to pass up.  Tangy goat cheese melts perfectly to create a creamy sauce while lemon…

If you’re an aspiring home baker or looking to hone your bread-making game, now’s the time to fire up the oven put your chops to the test. Now, let’s back up a few steps. Baking sourdough can be intimidating but…

This winter, choose your own custard tart adventure. Creamy custard is the perfect blank slate when it comes to experimenting with different flavor combinations. Whether you opt for a vanilla filling like the one featured below or dream up your…

It’s pretty simple. Life is better with breadsticks. Especially, when said breadsticks are herby and homemade. The easy and elegant way to upgrade your at-home dinner plans, you’ll be pre-heating your oven and pouring a glass of Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon…

It’s that time of year. Time for festive dishes, beverages, and decorations.  This year, add a pop of color to your holiday table with a cheery take on the traditional white wine spritzer — that bubbly, bright, aromatic beverage you…

For this autumnal salad, farro is our grain of choice. Nutty, and packed with fiber and protein, farro is an ancient grain with roots that trace back to early Mesopotamia. To build your own farro salad, follow our simple suggestions…

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love veggie-centric dishes, especially during the fall when hearty organic produce is at its peak. A grilled cauliflower steak, tender curried lentils, and a touch of creamy, spicy hummus round out one…

Enjoy this delightfully refreshing spritzer made with fresh, Naturipe® Organic Berries and our Bonterra Chardonnay wine.  Easy to make when entertaining or enjoy with close friends or family as an aperitif.  The wine-infused berries deliver a pleasant pop to the…

We love precise measurements and recipes, but sometimes it’s OK to freestyle. Hear us out. These delicious and fruity frozen yogurt bites are beyond easy to whip up. So don’t sweat it, follow our lead and cool down with these…

Summertime is our favorite time. But, sometimes it’s just too hot to cook. So, when the temperature says it’s too warm to turn on the stove or even light up the grill, we turn to the trusty fruit and veggie…

Fire up the grill. It’s time for one of our favorite summer recipes: Swordfish Kabobs. Easy to make and even easier to eat, these swordfish and vegetable skewers are the perfect dish to marinate ahead of time and grill off…

Summer weather is great, but summer snacks, drinks, and treats are the real reason we look forward to warmer temperatures all year long. And, what says “it’s summertime” better than juicy watermelon and refreshing Bonterra Rosé? Capturing all of our…

Kimchi is the bright, crunchy solution to the dinnertime doldrums. These days, especially, we’re looking for vibrant flavors and pops of acid to liven up our meals throughout the week. So, enter the no-recipe recipe for infinitely customizable kimchi rice…

This spring, we’re eating green and drinking white. What could be a more appropriate springtime pairing than this quinoa and avocado salad served alongside a chilled box of Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc? A convenient and eco-friendly format for enjoying Bonterra, our…

We love drinking Bonterra Rosé all year round, but there’s something special about enjoying a cool glass in the spring sunshine. So, it’s only natural that we’re taking our popsicle game to the next level by combining our favorite frozen…

Born 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,…

Say “Hello” To Hot Pot Part cooking, part bonding with family and friends, DIY hot pot parties are 100% fun. Plus, hosting an epic hot pot party boils down to a few key components—a heat source, soup or broth, and…

March marks the official start of spring so, to celebrate, we’re whipping up one of our crowd-pleasing, springtime favorites: fresh, Vietnamese-inspired fresh rolls. Accompanied by chilled cans of Bonterra Rosé, with its lively strawberry and peach notes with a hint…

For wintry days when warm weather vegetables seem like a lifetime away, we double-down on the winter veggies we do love and break out the tagine. Think beets, cauliflower, onions, and chickpeas roasted with lemon and warming spices like cinnamon,…

In typical Bonterra fashion, we love taking our favorite things and making them, well, greener. Take our wines, for example. Made with organic grapes, Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Young Red come in four-can packs. Pre-portioned, portable, packable, and recyclable,…

A delicious activity for wintry days when the temperature drops. A tasty way to pass the time with friends and family. And, above all, a crowd-pleasing treat, few things can top a freshly baked apple strudel. Layers of flaky crust,…

As show-stopping as it is delicious, our Strawberry Rose Crepe Cake is carefully constructed by building layer upon layer of delicate crepes, lemony mascarpone filling, and sweet strawberries. Perfect for brunch, as a sweet treat after dinner, or anytime, really,…

They’re adorable. They’re edible. They’re our DIY gingerbread cookie ornaments. Break out your cookie cutters and get in the holiday spirit this season with a fun, crafty activity for friends and family. We can’t promise you’ll have enough cookies left…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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.

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

This bark is easy to make and utterly addictive.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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