Category Archives: Food & Wine

For more than 30 years, we have been committed to making wines that enhance the pleasures of the table. We’ve always thought that wine is best enjoyed with food and we love to plan our meals around what type of wine we’ll be serving. A backwards approach, we know, but one that seems to make the meal truly memorable.

If you’re looking for a new recipe to go with a favorite Madroña wine, why not let us give you some help? Dig into our Recipes by Wine collection which we’ve organized by wine for ideas on what to serve – tonight or for that upcoming special occasion.

A Bit of the Joy, Making it Easy with Holiday Wine Specials!

I’m one of those people that believes holiday music on the radio shouldn’t start until at least the day after Thanksgiving. In fact, this expansion of the Christmas season into October (and September) purely for marketing reasons is really starting … Continue reading

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A Bordeaux Opportunity

Even if you don’t happen to be going on the cruise to Bordeaux with us this November, I hope you don’t mind hearing a bit more about it all. The fact is, I get quite a few questions about the … Continue reading

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2017 Portopia Recipes

You asked….and here they are!  The recipes from our Portopia event. New-World Port 2005 – Beet Goat Cheese Arugula Salad New-World Port 2010 – Serious Mac and Cheese New-World Port 2016 Futures – Garlic Arugula Spinach Walnut Pesto Pizza Non-Vintage … Continue reading

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Cellar Experience

  Are you interested in a more intimate and education wine experience?  Then we invite you to join our cellar staff (Ryan and Tim) for a intimate wine and cheese tasting in our barrel room.  Ryan and Tim will walk … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Port…Part 1

As you may know, every February Madroña celebrates Port. For twenty eight days (29 some years) we open and sample older vintage Ports from the library, pair Ports in the conventional way with chocolate or cheese, and explore unusual pairings … Continue reading

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Grandma M’s Stroganoff Recipe (Merlot)

Beef stroganoff is one of my favorite wintertime comfort foods. Normally I would recommend pairing this with our Cabernet Sauvignon, but I recently paired it with our Merlot and it worked beautifully. The tender beef, having been slow cooked in … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Sandwich with Stonewall Kitchen Simmering Sauce.

By Ryan Wright, Assistant Winemaker One of my favorite dinners is a pulled pork sandwich, however getting the flavors just right can be tricky and time intensive as well, however not with The Pork Simmering Sauce. It is a perfectly … Continue reading

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