Verjus Is the Juice Coming Soon to Our Menus

Verjus Is the Juice Coming Soon to Our Menus

Harvest is Here! Well.... Verjus harvest is anyway. When our winemaker John Wilson walked our Chardonnay Vineyard in Carneros recently, he noticed that some small clusters needed to be dropped. Viticulturists do this in order to concentrate the vines' energy to the clusters that will be the ones that are harvested for wine. While most

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Vine Cliff Vineyard Spring 2017 Update

Vine Cliff Vineyard Spring 2017 Update

Spring Time in the Vineyards 2017 has been a record breaking year for rainfall in the Napa Valley. By April 1st, the shoots in our Carneros Chardonnay vineyard had reached six inches in length. Meanwhile, we had bud break in the Cabernet at our Oakville estate vineyard. Oakville rainfall for the year is at 39.73”.

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Vine Cliff’s Mushroom Bolognese Recipe

Vine Cliff’s Mushroom Bolognese Recipe

Mushrooms are such a special ingredient. We use it in many recipes prepared at the Vine Cliff kitchen managed by Chef Tom Stafford. Chef Tom loves them because ‘they bring so much complexity to dishes because of their earthiness, woodiness, and their unique umami flavors. Vegetarians love them also because they “beef” up meals with

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Chef Tom Recommends: Citrus Cured Salmon

Chef Tom Recommends: Citrus Cured Salmon

I love cured Salmon. Always buy wild when available. It really makes the difference. Cured Salmon is great on Salads, toasted breads with a creamy cheese, or just by itself. INGREDIENTS 2 cups finely chopped mixed herbs (parsley, dill, tarragon, chervil, chives) 1 cup of Kosher Salt 1/2 cup Sugar  Zest of 2 lemons Zest

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