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.

Passport 2019 Wrap-up

WHEW! and WHEW again!   We made it through another Passport!  This year we had so much fun developing recipes that focused on earth-friendly, non-meat recipes.  So many people, including myself, are guilty of thinking that the best pairing with wine … Continue reading

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Pre-Passport Event

PRE-PASSPORT PARTY This Friday, April 5th from 6pm-8pm As you undoubtedly know, the wineries of the El Dorado Appellation are celebrating our Passport Experience over the next two weekends. We also know that locals often enjoy the more tranquil celebrations … Continue reading

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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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