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Food & Wine

Here you will be able to find different recepies to go with our wines. You will also be able to find pairings as well as hosting your own tasting ideas.

Food & Wine Pairings:

  • Reserve la Crescent: grilled scallops and an aged gouda cheese
  • Blanc de Crescent: Grilled goat cheese, fresh figs, wrapped in prosciutto or smoked salmon
  • Rock Valley White: Parmesan encrusted tilapia, aged Swiss cheese, montamore cheese
  • Whitewater Rush: Garlic rotisserie pork loin, smoked Swiss cheese, beer brats
  • Horizon Cuvée: Roasted Chicken, grilled lemon herb pork chops, peanut butter cookies
  • Estate Blanc: clove spiced roasted ham, also makes a great mulled spiced wine
  • Maiden Blush: fig cake, strawberries, strawberry salad with feta cheese, candied walnuts, and a balsamic glaze
  • Estate Reserve: beef wellington, > 5 year aged cheddar
  • Release 6: well marbled ribeye steak, garlic roasted Wisconsin red potatoes, Bellivitano cheese
  • Lady In Red: ***SEE BELOW***, and chocolate!!
  • Richmond Rouge: Thanksgiving Dinner, fresh buttered bread, Cranberry Cheddar Cheese, pour over raspberry sherbet to make a wine float
  • Ouro Classico: with Elegant Farmer Apple Pie baked in a paper bag, or a slice of pear with a slice of blue cheese topped with a pecan.
  • Ruby Classico: anything chocolate, a fruit salad drizzled with honey and port
  • Ice Wine: triple cream brie cheese layered with apricot preserves and sliced almonds

Recipes with Wine

Beef Tenderloin Tips with Portabella Mushrooms in a Lady In Red Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds of beef tenderloin
  • 1 cup Lady In Red
  • 1 cup Beef Stock
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ pound sliced baby portabella mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large frying pan, add oil and brown the meat well on all sides. Add the wine and simmer, uncovered, until the wine is reduced by half. Add the beef stock and simmer, covered for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, prepare the flour and butter mixture. Lightly brown the flour in the melted butter. When the meat has simmered for 1 hour in the wine and stock, add the flour and butter mixture to the sauce, stirring to thicken. Add the mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper (to taste). Cover and simmer until very tender at least another half and hour. This goes well with Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, noodles, or rice.

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium baking potatoes (1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Peel and quarter potatoes. Cook, covered, in boiling water for 20 to 25 minutes or till tender; drain. Add butter, milk, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic to drained potatoes and beat with an electric mixer on low speed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipes for Wine Spritzers


Maiden Blush Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 bottles of Maiden Blush
  • 5 1/4 cups Lemonade(see homemade lemonade recipe)
  • 2 cans (12 oz) Lemon & Lime soda
  • Frozen Raspberries, wedges of lemon for garnish

Chill wine and soda. Make homemade lemonade and chill. Blend chilled wine, soda, and homemade lemonade together.  Gently stir.  add the soda just before serving.  Use frozen fruit instead of ice so that you do not dilute the wine.  Make the recipe your own add more of less sugar to fit your taste.  Use seltzer in place of soda for a less sweet taste.

Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup of water

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 1/2 cup of water.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, unti lthe sugar is dissolved; let cool.  In a pitcher, combine the syrup (that you just made) with lemon juice and 2 1/2 to 3 cups water.

Lady In Red – Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle Lady In Red
  • 1 bottle Richmond Rouge
  • ½ bottle Ruby Classico
  • 2 can (12oz) Lemon & Lime soda or seltzer water (less sweet)
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • Frozen Fruit

Chill wine and soda. Blend chilled wines together. Add sugar if desired. Gently Stir. Add the soda just before serving. Use frozen fruit instead of ice so that you do not dilute the wine. Make the recipe your own add more or less sugar to fit your taste. Use seltzer in place of soda for a less sweet taste. Or make it a social event and assemble a Sangria bar with a variety of wines, soda, fruit and sugar.

Summer Celebration Sangria 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bottle Maiden Blush
  • 1 bottle Estate Blanc
  • 12 oz cranberry juice
  • 4 0z pineapple juice
  • 12 oz ginger ale or seltzer water (less sweet)
  • sugar to taste (optional)
  • Frozen fruits

Chill wine, juice, and soda. Blend chilled wines and juices together. Add sugar if desired. Gently stir. Add the soda just before serving. Use frozen fruit instead of ice so that you do not dilute the wine. Now, make the recipe your own! Add more or less sugar to fit your taste or use setter in place of soda for a less sweet taste.

Red, White, & Blue Sangria:

  • 1 bottle of Release 6
  • 1 large bottle of Ruby Classico
  • 12 oz of cranberry juice
  • 12 oz of lemon & lime soda or ginger ale (less sweet)
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • frozen berries and apple slices to garnish

Chill wine, juice, and soda. Blend chilled wines and ice together. Add sugar if desired. Gently stir. Add the soda just before serving. Use frozen fruit instead of ice so that you don’t dilute the wine. Now make the recipe your own! Add more or less sugar to fit your taste. Use ginger ale in place of soda for a less sweet taste.

Rock Valley White Sangria Blanca:

  • 1 bottle Rock Valley White
  • 1 bottle Ouro Classico
  • 1 can (12 oz) Ginger ale soda or seltzer water (less sweet)
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • Fresh lemons, strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, and an orange to garnish

Release 6 Blackberry Sangria

  • 1 bottle Release 6
  • 1 bottle Ruby Classico
  • 2 can (12oz) ginger ale or seltzer water (less sweet)
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • Frozen blackberries, blueberries, raspberries,  and an orange
  • a lime and strawberry to garnish

Chill wine and soda. Blend chilled wines together. Add sugar if desired. Gently stir. Add the soda just before serving. Use frozen fruit instead of ice so that you do not dilute the wine. Make the recipe your own add more or less sugar to fit your taste. Use seltzer water in place of soda for a less sweet taste or make it a social event and assemble a sangria bar with a variety of wines, soda, fruit and sugar

Richmond Rouge Sorbet

  • 1 bottle of Richmond Rouge
  • Red raspberry sorbet

Put several scoops of raspberry sorbet in wine glasses and pour Richmond Rouge over the top to have a nice refreshing summer drink

Ouro Classico Port with Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 1 bottle of Ouro Classico Port chilled
  • Your favorite vanilla ice cream

Place a few small scoops of ice cream in a wine glass and pour desired amount of Ouro Classico over ice cream and enjoy¡