Recipes and Food/Wine Pairings

Wine and Food Pairings with Villa del Monte Winery

Wine and Food Pairings

While Villa del Monte wines are delicious on their own, pairing them with food can bring out the flavor intensity of your favorite dish and the complex characteristics of the wine.  Here are some suggested wine and food pairings.

Recipes from Blue Sage

Please enjoy these recipes, courtesy of Villa del Monte Winery and local caterer Blue Sage, a unique culinary experience.

Lamb Cacciatore—serve with Villa del Monte 2011 Syrah Pasha Vineyard or 2010 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard

Chicken Wrapped in Phyllo Dough—serve with Villa del Monte 2012 Pinot Noir Reserve William Vincent Vineyard

Cedar Planked Salmon with Smoked Alderwood Sea Salt—serve with Villa del Monte 2008 or 2009 Merlot Carneros Moon Vineyard

Seared Salmon with Beurre Blanc—serve with Villa del Monte 2011 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard

Grilled Salmon with Sautéed Leeks—serve with Villa del Monte 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard

Asian 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 Moon Vineyard

Seared Scallops with Grilled Polenta and Thyme-Butter Sauceserve 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—pair with Villa del Monte 2008 Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard

Recipes from Susan Ward Tarner

Susan Ward Tarner is the host of a featured cooking show on Helena Civic Television called Cooking with Susan, Slow Food, Montana Style.

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