Holiday wine and food pairings, including recipes

Planning to entertain over the holidays?  Here are some recipes, courtesy of Villa del Monte Winery and local caterer Blue Sage, that pair nicely with our wines.  Enjoy!

Villa del Monte Winery food pairingsAsian Duck Endives—serve with Villa del Monte 2010 Syrah Santa Clara Valley Pasha Vineyard

Eggplant Parmesan Crisps—serve with Villa del Monte 2006 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard or Villa del Monte 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard

Filet of Beef with Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes—serve with Villa del Monte 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains, LindHill Vineyard

Portobello Mushroom Pizza—serve with Villa del Monte Monte 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard or Villa del Monte 2006 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard

Herbed Rack of Lamb with Lemon Quinoa and Fried Shallots—serve with Villa del Monte 2010 Malbec Paicines Pedregal Vineyard or Villa del Monte 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains LindHill Vineyard

Poached Pears with Gorgonzola Crostiniserve with Villa del Monte 2009 Merlot Dessert Wine Carneros MoonVineyard

Seared Scallops with Grilled Polenta and Thyme-Butter Sauce—serve with Villa del Monte 2011 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard

Chicken and Sausage Stew—serve with Villa del Monte 2009 Syrah Santa Clara Valley Pasha Vineyard

Turkey and Mushroom Risotto—serve with Villa del Monte 2008 Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard

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