50 Shades of pink!

50 Shades of pink!

What is a Rosé Wine?

From pink to fuchsia…and all the shades in between like blush, crepe, rouge,salmon or coral.

By Beth P. Heiserman
Published February 1, 2017

 

 

Rose wines, often called blush wines are wines normally made with red grapes but that have a much lighter color than red wine based upon the way the wine is created. It can be created a number of ways. There are three ways to make a rose; skin-contact, Saignée or blending.Read More

The perfect pairing for turkey dinner

The perfect pairing for turkey dinner

Ever wondered what should you serve with turkey?  Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner this year.

By Beth P. Heiserman

Published November 16, 2016

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Ever wondered what should you serve with turkey?  Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner this year. There are plenty of white and red choices for everyone to love. Every dish can pair with a different wine. Here are some choices to choose from, from a dry Sauvignon Blanc to a sweet dessert wine…

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Veraison, is the ripening stage before we harvest

Veraison

It is the ripening stage before we harvest

The grape cycle begins with bud break, generally in March or April. Flowering, and fruit set happens shortly after. Then followed in the summer by veraison which leads into harvesting. By Thanksgiving, we have the beautiful colors of fall. The leaves start to fall, which leads into dormancy in the month of December and January. We then prune in January.

IMG_5556Currently, we are in the veraison stage. This is the stage before harvest. After “fruit set”, the red grapes varietals…

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2016 Paella Day

 

IMG_1494Annually we have Paella Day at Reyes Winery. This year we are celebrating Father’s Day with Paella. We do a mixed version with chicken, pork, fish and vegetables. Robert started making paella in the 1980’s with his childhood friend in Miami. He has created this recipe we feature this coming Sunday June 19, 2016 by choosing things he likes.

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Wine and Cheese Pairing

 

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I’m always amused when I go to events or to someone’s house and
they have a cheese course. I often see cheeses that don’t pair really well with certain wines.

Cheese is a lot like wine, they both have aromas, flavors and other
nuances that are very similar. Cheese is perfect either as a starter or a dessert course. Pick a wine like a Chardonnay, one that is a little herbal and slightly fruity like Reyes 2010 Chardonnay. This wine pairs well with a variety of cheeses such as goat cheese rolled in Lavender…

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2013 Reyes Budbreak

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Here is a fun and interesting wine fact…Budbreak, the first stage of growth for the vine, requires 50F temperatures to begin. Our chardonnay the buds have started to break. Come visit us this week and see the chardonnay vines, then taste our newest release 2011 Zinfandel.

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2012 Chardonnay

Our 2012 Estate Bottled Chardonnay

This un-oaked Chardonnay has luscious tropical aromas of orange blossom honey, grapefruit and pineapple. This wine has a crisp and refreshing mouth feel, medium body with some deep flavors and richness, and is definitely well balanced. Our Sierra Pelona Valley Appellation’s terroir truly shows its character with this wine.

Price $: 24.00


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Reyes Chardonnay 2010 Mac N Cheese

Reyes Chardonnay 2010 Mac N Cheese

By Beth Heiserman

 

 

Ingredients

 

2 tbsp Butter

2 tbsp all purpose flour

1 cups nonfat milk

½ cup Reyes 2010 Chardonnay

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp white pepper

2 tsp kosher salt

½ tsp nutmeg

1 cups white cheddar cheese

1 cups jack cheese

1 cups medium or sharp cheddar cheese

1 16oz packages of pasta

½ cup Panko breadcrumbs

Pam

 

Directions

 

  1. Melt butter in large sauce pan.
  2. Whisk in flour until combined.
  3. Whisk milk until blended. Then cook for 5 minutes and slowly whisk in Reyes 2010 Chardonnay.
  4. Add mustard, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Continue to cook until thick.
  5. Add cheese slowly and continue to whisk…

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Reyes Winery 2010 Chardonnay Scrambled Eggs and Chicken Sausage Hash

 

Reyes Winery 2010 Chardonnay Scrambled Eggs and Chicken Sausage Hash

By Beth Heiserman

 

Ingredients

2 lbs. Chicken apple sausage, out of the casing

2 apples, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 tbsp parsley, chopped

¼ cup of Reyes 2010 Chardonnay

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp kosher sea salt

2 tbsp butter or pam

 

 

5 eggs, mixed

2 tbsp butter or pam

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp kosher sea salt

¼ cup of parmesan cheese

Remainder of liquid after sausage hash is done

 

Directions

 

  1. In large frying pan, cooking over medium heat, brown the chicken apple sausage with butter.
  2. After 10 minutes, add the onions, salt and pepper; continue to brown slightly.
  3. When sausage is cooked, add  Reyes 2010…

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Holiday Dinner Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving

The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, & laughter. Choosing the perfect wines to serve during your special gatherings can be nerve-racking. This year, relax, set the worries aside and follow these recommendations for these sure-to-please Holiday Food & Wine Pairings. Let these fine wine recommendations help you plan your holidays stress free.

What to Pour First?

Whether you are the host or a holiday guest selecting a bottle to bring to the party, there is no better way to jump-start the evening than with a bottle of a lighter wine! No need to be uneasy about which wine…

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Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a reminder that November 17-21, Reyes 2010 Chardonnay will be 15% off the regular price. We will have special holiday hours during November.

Monday November 19 thru Wednesday November 21 from 1pm-4pm.Thanksgiving

 

Friday November 23, 11am-4pm. Come and see our Black Friday Specials…They will be amazing!

 

Sunday December 9, 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Merlot Day Special includes one bottle of our multi-award winner Merlot 2010, winery and gallery tour, chocolate and cheeses to pair, tasting flight 7 wines. $35.00 per person. Please sign up by going to our…

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