Calling All Cooks: We Have A Winner!

Well, it’s been quite a couple of weeks here in the kitchens of Ridge; pots boiling, vegetables steaming, meats grilling, sauces simmering …

…there’s been a veritable cloud of savory aromatics hovering over the mountain for days upon days as we’ve sippled, savored, and sampled our way through all the recipe submissions we received for our Calling All Cooks! contest …

…and let me tell you, it was no easy task picking a winner! The sheer volume of wine and food we were required to consume in the process of arriving at our decision was herculean to say the least, a true sensory bacchanal …

But I am happy to report that we have selected our winner!

But before we announce them, a hearty thank you to all of our contestants! We appreciate so much your submissions, we enjoyed every one, and we are deeply appreciative of the places our wines occupy in your homes and on your tables.

And with that said …

Congratulations to Chad Carta & Carey Ruckert!

Calling All Cooks! The Winners!

You are our Calling All Cooks! winners! Thank you for your wonderful Holiday Pairing recipe!

Rosemary Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Dried Cherry Compote, paired with Geyserville

If you’d like to read the full recipe, and perhaps try it out yourself at home, please click here.

Or better yet, if you’d like to try this with us, come join us at either Lytton Springs or Monte Bello for the final Saturday of our Winter Wine Series! (This Saturday, December 18th!) Each tasting room will have a fantastic chef on hand to prepare and serve this wonderful dish, and of course we’ll be serving it with Geyerville! For more details, please click here.

Congratulations to Chad Carta & Carey Ruckert, and all the best of the season to everyone!

Categories: Events, Food & Wine Pairing, Geyserville, Lytton Springs, Monte Bello, Offerings, Tasting Flights, Tasting Rooms, Varietals & Blends, Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine Tales, Zinfandel

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1 reply

  1. Wow, the recipe looks great! I’ve already printed it out and will give it a try. Sorry we can’t join you on the 18th (long drive), but we’ll be thinking of your event.

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