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Super Orange Chicken

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2017 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Muscat Ottonel (Dry White) Moscato (Semi-Dry White) Lakeshore Demi-Sec (Semi-Dry White) The classic orange blossom characteristics of Muscat Ottonel pair perfectly with the orange marinade on the chicken. Also, Muscat Ottonel is one of the few wines that […]

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2017 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White) Sauvignon Blanc can be a tricky food pairing. Those from cool climates (such as Michigan) tend to exhibit more citrus fruit character. The lemon dressing helps to bridge the flavors between the wine and […]

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Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Edelzwicker (Dry White) Traminette (Semi-Dry White) Asian and Indian foods can often be difficult to pair with wine due to their strong flavors. More full flavored wines, such as Edelzwicker, can stand up to the food and create […]

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Brats with Bacon and Apple Sauerkraut

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Dry Riesling (Dry White) Edelzwicker (Dry White) Riesling (Semi-Dry White) A classic sauerkraut and brat recipe. The sourness of the food helps soften the tartness in the wine. Ingredients 8 oz thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces […]

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Citrus Almond Israeli Couscous

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Vino Verde (Dry White) Pinot Grigio (Dry White) Israeli couscous has the consistency of pasta, making this light and fresh side dish the perfect compliment to grilled foods and chilled white wine. This can be made ahead of […]

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Scalloped Pineapple

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Traminette (Semi-Dry White) Lakeshore Demi-Sec (Semi-Dry White) This was one of the most unique recipes featured at our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairing weekends. The balance of sweetness, tartness and savory goodness is a crowd favorite! […]

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Wine Blending at Fenn Valley

We often get questions along the lines of “what happens at a winery in the middle of the winter?” While there is no doubt it’s a bit less crazy compared with harvest, it is still rather busy. Outside the farm team is busy pruning the vineyards, a herculean feat. In the cellar we are busy […]

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