From the Kitchen

From the Kitchen 2017-05-26T16:17:10+00:00

Wine in the Kitchen

While the wine world is enthralled with 100 point scores, gold medals, and expert recommendations, wine is first and foremost a complement to good food. Our family enjoys wine with most of our evening meals. Some evenings we test a possible blend from the cellar against one of our favorite dishes. Other evenings find us finishing a half bottle left from the tasting bar with a new, often locally-sourced, dish we have been eager to try.

It has been said that, “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” While we encourage you to explore the world of food and wine companionship on your own, we offer some combinations that our family has certainly found delicious.



Chef Ron’s Lamb Meatballs

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Syrah Chef Ron Jardon has been the chef for all of our winemaker's dinners since our first dinner in the vineyard in 2009. His delicious recipes and knack for wine pairings [...]

Brent’s Almond Asparagus

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Chardonnay In the early spring, asparagus grows wild in the ditches and pastures surrounding the vineyards. When the time is right our family makes a yearly foraging excursion to [...]

Basil Pesto Pinwheels

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Merlot These delicious little morsels are one of our favorite Merlot pairings. The basil in the pesto brings out the dark berry flavors in our high-altitude Merlot. Easy to [...]

Soups and Salads

Simple Caesar Salad

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Chardonnay A long-time family favorite, the recipe for this salad dressing has been memorized by everyone in our house. For our family, we sometimes add green olives and omit [...]


Salt-Baked Sea Trout

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Pinot Gris While our family eats very little meat, we have a particular fondness for fish. Salt-baking is one of the few ways that we've found to cook fish without [...]

Elk Wellington

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Reserve Merlot Every year for a few weeks in late September and early October, our little valley sees an influx of hunters. With their bright orange caps and camouflage vests, [...]

The Garden Mongolian

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Gewurztraminer Using our family's Norwegian lefse griddle, we turn our kitchen into a temporary Mongolian grill, with everyone gathered around the hot griddle to cook their personal selections from [...]

Spicy Shrimp and Asparagus

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Pinot Gris Shrimp and garlic with a little bit of spice and the refreshing crunch of fresh asparagus make this the perfect pairing for our summery Pinot Gris. This [...]

Manicotti with Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Merlot Our family LOVES Italian food. Pasta and pizza are our go-to dishes, no matter the season. This delicious manicotti takes a little more time and preparation than simple spaghetti [...]

Acorn Squash Ravioli with Rosemary Cream Sauce

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Pinot Noir. Born of a family-wide love of ravioli and an overabundance of acorn squash, this delicious pairing goes wonderfully with our Pinot Noir. The sweetness of our Alpine [...]


Apple Roses

Pairs with Stone Cottage Cellars Dessert Wine Although our Alpine Dessert Wine can be sipped on its own for dessert, its high alcohol content is better managed with accompanying food. There are many versions [...]