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April 13, 2021 | Food & Wine, Spring Recipe | Fort Ross

Spring 2021 Releases: Wine & Food Pairings

Spring is a dynamic and captivating time at Fort Ross Vineyard as the sun breathes life into the coming vintage. The vines have begun to wake from their winter slumber as budbreak began on March 30th. It is an ideal spring on the Sonoma Coast with many warm days and crisp nights, the entire property is starting to blossom. There is no better time to come visit our beautiful outdoor patios overlooking the Pacific Ocean to enjoy these spring releases! Savor springtime with Fort Ross Vineyard wine paired with exceptionally refreshing dishes.

2018 Mother of Pearl Chardonnay & Ricotta Fava Toasts

"The delicate, milky flavor of fresh ricotta pairs with the grassy, lightly sweet taste of fava beans. Use best-quality cheese, produce, and bread here for a toast that’s more than the sum of its parts." - Food & Wine Magazine

Our 2018 Mother of Pearl Chardonnay matches the creaminess of this dish while creating balance with vibrant acidity. 

Recipe here.

2018 Bicentennial Pinot Noir & Skillet Roasted Chicken with Spring Vegetables

"Tender vegetables simmer in a mixture of chicken drippings and butter in this simple, speedy dish. The attached drumette gives these airline chicken breasts more flavor; bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs make a good substitute." - Food & Wine Magazine

With its lifted acidity and bright red fruit characteristics, the 2018 Bicentennial Pinot Noir enhances this delightful spring meal without overwhelming the flavors. 

Recipe here.

2018 Top of Land Pinot Noir & Roasted Maitake Mushroom with Pearl Couscous, Pea Shoots and Fava Bean Salad 

Fort Ross Chef Michael Dotson uses fresh ingredients that represent our vineyard - both Fava beans and peas grow in the cover crop between our vine rows, helping to keep our soil alive and healthy. Make your own tahini dressing to drizzle over it, and keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days! The 2018 Top of Land Pinot Noir will highlight the earthiness of the mushroom & umami of the dressing while allowing the other vegetables to shine.

Recipe here. 


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