Smoked Whitefish Mousse **This recipe was featured as part of our 2020 Virtual New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Skip to Ingredients Whitefish is a lightly flavored fish that is easy to locate in the Great Lakes region. Because the fish is delicately flavored, a lighter smoke can be used which pairs nicely with the restrained smoke resulting from barrel aging the Chardonnay. The crisp acidity of a cool climate wine also helps to cut through the fat in the mousse. SUGGESTED WINES Classic Chardonnay INGREDIENTS 4 ounces Smoked Whitefish, skin removed 8 ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2020 Virtual New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Sonata (Dry White) The garlicky, smoky flavor of the Baba Ganoush is a wonderful contrast to the fruity, crisp flavor of Sonata. The lemon juice adds a bridge element that helps balance the acidity between the wine and the food. The bahārāt spice really draws out the flavor in the wine. Serving the baba over a nice baked falafel adds a crunch element as well as some earthiness which again is a delightful contrast to the wine. Ingredients Baba Ganoush 2 pounds of fresh eggplant 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 ½ tablespoon Tahini
Wines for Summer This time of year a common question around our tasting rooms goes a little something like "What do you recommend for summer?" Considering we live in Michigan, where the weather often throws us curve balls, the answer to this question can go in a lot of different directions. But we do have our favorites... Cans Fenn Valley is all about cans! We were the first large-scale commercial winery in Michigan to package wine in cans. We have received tons of press around this effort and as a result are among the larger can producers in our great state. In addition to our popular Vino Blanco and Vino Rosé we just released Pinot
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2019 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Sonata (Dry White) Riesling (Semi-Dry White) A simple but flavorful spread is great on top of crackers, bread or vegetables. The earthy goat cheese and thyme are balanced by the fresh lemon zest. Ingredients 4 oz goat cheese 4 oz cream cheese 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped Directions In a food processor or mixer, blend the goat and cream cheeses together. Stir in the lemon zest and thyme. Chill overnight to allow the flavors to meld. Serve at room temperature for maximum flavor.
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2019 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Pinot Grigio (Dry White) Gruner Veltliner (Dry White) A canape is a type of hors d'oeuvre, a small, prepared and often decorative food. In this recipe the "cracker" is actually thinly shaved roasted pork. The savory pork is contrasted with a mild apple chutney. Ingredients 4 lbs pork loin For the Marinade 4 garlic cloves, whole peeled 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, cut into large pieces 1 tablespoon mild Indian curry 2 teaspoons chicken "Better Than Bouillon" 1.5 cups white wine For the Chutney 6 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4" pieces 2 cups onion,
Brie and Apricot Quesadilla **This recipe was featured as part of our 2019 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Dry Traminette (Dry White) Gewurztraminer (Dry White) This unique spin on a classic quesadilla is super simple to make and absolutely delicious. The bacon and brie cheese provide savory elements while the apricot jam ties in the fruity elements of a cool-climate white wine. Ingredients 2 8" flour tortilla 4 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 oz brie, sliced 2 tablespoon apricot jam Directions Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit Spread apricot jam over 1 tortilla. Top with brie cheese and bacon crumbles Place second tortilla on top Bake 4-6 minutes or until cheese is
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2019 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Meritage (Dry Red) Cabernet Sauvignon (Dry Red) This hearty dish uses an abundance of mushrooms in place of meat. The full flavored, rich, risotto stands up to bold red wines such as Meritage. Ingredients 1.5 lbs white or cremini mushrooms, quartered or sliced 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped 2 teaspoons ground rosemary 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup dry red wine 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1.5 cups arborio rice 3.25 cups hot vegetable stock 6 oz smoked Gouda cheese, finely shredded Directions Cook mushroom and
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2019 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Vignoles Reserve (Semi-Dry White) Semi-Dry Riesling (Semi-Dry White) The slight heat in this classic Asian salad compliments a slightly sweet and full flavored wine such as Riesling. Additional heat can be added by increasing the amount of Sriracha sauce. Ingredients 8 oz angel hair pasta 1/4 cup sesame oil 2 tablespoons garlic, minced (about 4 cloves) 6 green onions, chopped with white parts separated 2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 18 oz broccoli coleslaw 4 oz grated carrots 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped Directions Bring
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2019 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Meritage (Dry Red) Cabernet Franc (Dry Red) A classic brownie makes a good base for this rich twist on a chocolate sauce, though this recipe would work well over fruit or dark chocolate cake. The fruitiness of the Chambourd helps draw out the fruit notes in a dry red wine such as Cabernet Franc. Ingredients 1/2 cup chocolate stout beer 3.5 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped or chips 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons Chambord Directions In a heavy-duty 1-quart saucepan, boil the stout until reduced by half. Remove from heat and add chocolate and sugar. Let
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2018 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White) True Chardonnay (Dry White) This unique spin on a classic dish substitutes Parmesan cheese with goat cheese, adding an extra dimension of flavor. In addition by finishing with lots of lemon the citrus flavors of our cool climate white wines are accentuated nicely. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms 2 tablespoons chopped shallots 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 3/4 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2-3 cups hot chicken stock 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese 2 tablespoons chopped roasted garlic 1 teaspoon minced lemon zest 2
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2018 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines True Chardonnay (Dry White) Classic Chardonnay (Barrel Aged Dry White) This full flavored appetizer recipe is compliments of Farmhouse Deli in Douglas, Michigan. Please note: This recipe is scaled for a commercial kitchen. Please contact Farmhouse Deli for information on scaling it down if desired. Ingredients 1 lb butter 2 1/2 cups white flour 4 quarts heavy cream 1/2 gallon whole milk 3/4 block cream cheese 5 quarts shredded gruyere cheese 6 cups Parmesan cheese 4 lbs spinach, blanched and finely chopped Salt, garlic powder and white pepper to taste Directions Combine butter and flour to make a roux.
**This recipe was featured as part of our 2018 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Cabaret Rosé (Dry Rosé) Lakeshore Sunset (Semi-Dry Blush) A wonderfully fresh and classic Mediterranean dish. You can even use leaves from the vineyard! Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups lightly pureed onion 2 1/4 cups medium or long grain white rice 1/2 cup parsley, finely minced 1/4 cup mint, finely minced 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup tomato puree 1 teaspoon sugar 50-60 prepared grape leaves 1 1/2 lemons, thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (14oz can) 1 teaspoon dried thyme Directions Cut onions into small pieces and process in a food processor until finely chopped (not