The Durbin Thanksgiving Stuffing

Sausage & Smoked Mussel Stuffing Recipe

We love our wines from the West Coast but our roots are on the East Coast. So when Thanksgiving rolls around, we love a little coastal influence on our table. Cue: Sausage & Smoked Mussel Stuffing!

We’ve had this stuffing (or do we call it dressing?) since 2011 on our table. Courtesy of Carolyn Wright at Coastal Living, this smoky, savory stuffing comes together much easier than it seems and is truly delicious.

The smoky oysters and the sausage make this a beautiful pairing for a crisp glass of Courtney’s Vineyard Chardonnay (a new release!) as well as a Pinot Noir with a little bottle age on it like our 2014 Sangiacomo Robert’s Road Pinot Noir. 

Whether you’re gathering is large or small this year, we are certainly grateful for the chance to serve you Great Vines To Great Times this year, with many epic vintages to come!

Happy Thanksgiving from our Flock to Yours.

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange bread pieces in a single layer on 2 baking sheets; bake about 10 minutes or until bread is toasted but not browned. Transfer to an extra-large bowl.

  • Meanwhile, cook sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 10 minutes or until sausage crumbles and is no longer pink. Add sausage to bowl with toasted bread pieces using a slotted spoon. Reserve drippings in skillet.

  • Cook shallots and next 2 ingredients in hot drippings over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in mussels and next 4 ingredients. Spoon mixture into sausage mixture, tossing until all ingredients are well blended. Add broth and eggs, stirring until well blended. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 3-quart baking dish; top evenly with butter pieces. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake 30 minutes; uncover and bake 10 more minutes or until golden brown.

Original Recipe Published:

Caroline Wright
Recipe by Coastal Living November 2011


Sea Bird Joins The Robert Whitley "Platinum Parade"

We were pleased to pour a little splash of Sea Bird Wines for Wine Critic and columnist Robert Whitley, during the 17th annual Critics Challenge Wine and Spirits Competition in San Diego. During the competition, reviewers evaluated more than 250 young wines over two days, assigning a platinum, gold, or silver award to wines of outstanding merit.

We were thrilled to receive a place among other great wines in Robert Whitley's "Platinum Parade" column. According to Mr. Whitley, "to earn platinum, a wine "must achieve a score of 94 points on the infamous 100-point scale. Over the weekend at the Critics Challenge, I had the opportunity to taste dozens of truly exceptional wines, but only 15 of those rose to the level of platinum on my personal scorecard." Sounds like we have another feather to add to our caps! 

Here's what they were sipping:

Sea Bird 2017 Chardonnay, Courtney’s Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills

Full-bodied and rich but without losing its edginess, this is a beautiful example of what California Chardonnay can be. With complex layers of baked apple, lemon creme, and toasty wood spice, it has a little something for everyone.

Rating: 94 points

With every bottle we share with critics, friends and family alike, we are proud to be able to share our mission. First and foremost, we want to bring you great wine that makes every moment better. Every vintage is a chance for us to produce something amazing, and we hope you agree! Second is our namesake mission; to help preserve and protect our coastlines for marine wildlife for future generations to come. When you buy a bottle of Sea Bird Wines to enjoy, we give back 100% of our profits to marine wildlife conservation efforts (most recently, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center). We couldn't do it without you, and every drop counts!

Head on over to our online store to pick up some wine to enjoy!


Sip & Shuck Oysters | Your Guide To Oysters In September

With modern farming techniques, we are lucky to be able to enjoy oysters year around. But there’s something just a little above and beyond about enjoying food in season, and September is prime time for oysters.

If you are splurging an oyster in the US you are likely enjoying what is 95% of our farmed oyster supply. If the oysters are not farmed, they are harvested in a sustainable way so they can keep doing their essential work for our oceans. When it comes to keep our oceans thriving, oysters are the ones we can thank for maintaining the balance of their local marine ecosystem by filtering seawater through their gills, and reducing excess algae that might otherwise suffocate other marine life.

We are cracking open a bottle of crisp Chardonnay and shucking our hearts our while the last of the warm weather still makes it nice for outdoor dining while it lasts!

Why Chardonnay With Oysters?

With a crisp minerality and bright fruit notes, Chardonnay is a great pairing for oysters. You’ll want to stay clear of anything overly oaked, so a bottle of 2015 Robert’s Road Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is the perfect thing to reach for when you have a plate of bivalves to get shucking.

Best In The West Coast

Pacific oysters are small and sweet and the world's most cultivated oyster. They will tend to have a more pronounced cucumber or vegetal undertone.

Look for:

  • Kumamotos - small, sweet, almost nutty oysters. They spawn later and in warmer water than other oysters, so they remain firm and sweet well into summer months. Kumamotos used to be lumped in with “Pacific oysters”, but it ends up they are their own species.
  • Miyagis - these oysters tend to also have a mild nutty flavor, and are great to eat raw or even throw on the grill Rockefeller style.
  • Olympias - Puget Sound and British Columbia, Olympias are sweet, coppery, and metallic. These guys are the tiniest.

Can’t Be Beat In The East

Texturally, East Coast oysters tend to be solid bites—silky to meatier, whereas West Coast will be slightly creamier, custardy.

  • Bluepoints - typically harvested from the Long Island Sound, these oysters are probably the friendliest crowd-pleasers on the East Coast. They tend to have a moderate salinity, spring meat and a very light mineral finish.
  • Wellfleets - plump and clean, this type of oyster is known for its good balance of creamy sweetnesss and brine thanks to the cold and relatively clean waters in the Wellfleet region.
  • Malpeques - typically briner and fuller bodied than Bluepoints these meaty oysters can be found in medium tides from Malpeque Bay.
  • Beausoleils- farmed in the New Brunswick region, these are about as far north as you’ll find this specimen of oyster (considered a Virginia oyster) Beausoleils are some of the most beautiful oysters thanks to their even size, and refined, light taste. These are ideal for more novice oyster eaters thanks to their light body without too much brine.

Must-have for a great oyster shucking:

Ensure your mis-en-place is ready to go with some shucking essentials. A few things you'll need to have ready:

  • A glass of 2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay in hand, of course.
  • A shucking knife
  • A shucking glove (a sturdy kitchen towel will also work)
  • A classic mignonette sauce
  • Lemon wedges
  • prepared Horseradish if you like things a tad spicy
  • Cocktail sauce (use this easy DIY recipe) or pick some up at the store

Watch this video to become an expert shucker. Practice does indeed make perfect!

Much like enjoying your glass of Sea Bird Wine, eating oysters is a sensory experience! Oyster descriptors range from briny, buttery, sweet, metallic and mild. “Oyster Somms” can even pick out flavors like melon, cucumber, mushroom and more.

We love this six sense tasting guide from In A Half Shell to guide you through your shells like a pro:

My Six Steps of Pro Oyster Tasting // by In A Half Shell

  1. SEE: Feast with your eyes! Study the shell, shape, color.
  2. SMELL: It should smell sea-breezy and sweet, not fishy at all.
  3. SIP: Sip the oyster liquor to get a sense of the salinity.
  4. SLURP: Shimmy the oyster meat loose, tilt the flat edge of the shell to your lips and slurp! Don’t discard the oyster liquor (faux pas).
  5. SAVOR: Chew a few times to get the full body taste; notice the progression from nose (salty) to body (sweet/flavors) to finish (lingering aroma).
  6. SHELL: Flip the shell over and admire the collaboration between nature & farmer.

We love being able in enjoy culinary treats like oysters and wine, and it wouldn’t be possible without a healthy, thriving coastlines to allow us to grow and cultivate both of these things! While you’re shucking, we invite you to enjoy a glass of Sea Bird Wines knowing that the bottles you purchase help us donate back to marine wildlife habitat conservation efforts like the Marine Mammal Stranding Center so we can continue to preserve these amazing gifts from nature for years to come.

Shop more Sea Bird Wines here!


5 Things To Do With Leftover Chardonnay

If you’re one of those miraculous people who happens to have wine “left over” when you open a bottle, this one is for you.

Whether you have half a bottle of just a smidgeon left form the night before, don’t dump it down the drain and put your Chardonnay to good use!

Drink it!

How long does an open bottle of wine last, you ask? This is just a friendly PSA that if you are storing your wine in the refrigerator firmly corked after opening, you still have about 2-5 days to enjoy it! The taste will change subtly as the wine oxidizes (aka is exposed to oxygen). The fruit character of the wine will wane and it will be less vibrant, but the wine is still drinkable as long as you are enjoying it!

Freeze in ice-cubes to chill down a glass

If you’re sipping while it’s warm outside, use this trick to cool down your Chardonnay. Pour your “saved” wine in to ice cube molds and freeze them (covered with plastic wrap is best) for up to a month. Then simply pop a cube or two to chill down your “fresh” glass of Chardonnay! If you’re a wine with ice kind of person (no judgement!) then this is a great way to chill down your glass without diluting your wine with water.

Keep in mind, the alcohol will keep the wine cubes from freezing completely, so expect them to be a little slush.

Chardonnay should typically be served at around 50 degrees - which is about 30 minutes in the refrigerator from room temperature. At Sea Bird Wine, we typically find that white wines are enjoyed best when they’re not bracingly cold, since it helps open up the delicious fruit character. But the best wine is the wine you enjoy drinking, so whatever temperature pleases YOU is the best way to enjoy it.

Stir up Chardonnay sangria

Perfect for when we’re on the latter end of that “5 to 7 days” since the wine has been open, keep the good times going by making a Chardonnay sangria!

We love this simple sangria recipe from The Spruce Eats that’s perfect with just a few ingredients.

  • 3 oranges (cut into wedges; or 1 cup orange juice)
  • 1 lemon (cut into wedges)
  • 1 lime (cut into wedges)
  • 25 ounces/750mL white wine (1 bottle)
  • Optional: 2 ounces brandy
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups/.5 liter ginger ale (or club soda)

Squeeze the juice from the citrus wedges into the pitcher. Remove the seeds and toss in the wedges. If you're using orange juice, add it now.
Pour the wine into the pitcher.
Add the brandy (if using) and the sugar. Stir very well to ensure that all of the sugar is dissolved.
Add the ginger ale or club soda just before serving so the sangria retains its sparkle.

Enjoy a Chardonnay spritzer

3 parts wine / 1 part club soda / squeeze of citrus

This is the perfect aperitif beverage if you’re sipping pre-dinner or day-drinking. No recipe needed, just eye-ball what you have on hand. Club soda is a great stand-in, but feel free to use any bubbly soda that isn’t too sweet like a lemon-lime sparkling water or your favorite La Croix.

Dish up a white wine sauce for a super simple dinner

As our girl Julia Child once said: “I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food…” and that is the kind of Great Times we’re looking for.

Right now more than ever, we are loving any recipe that comes together fast with pantry essentials. This is our go-to on a Monday night when we enjoyed a little bit of Robert’s Road Chardonnay with Sunday dinner the night before!

  1. Sauté a few cloves of chopped garlic in a tablespoon of butter.
  2. Add in about a 1/2 cup of Chardonnay and reduce slightly.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in 1-2 more tablespoons of butter and some fresh tender herbs.
  4. Toss over piping hot al dente pasta with some cheese and lots of cracked pepper.

Remember, in order to have leftover wine…you need to have a good bottle to begin with! Start by popping the cork on our 2015 Sangiacomo Robert’s Road Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast. This wine is delicious, and award winning, if we do say so ourselves!


Activities to Enjoy Wine At Home with Sea Bird Wines

4 Fun Ways To Enjoy Wine At Home

Bored at home? Never! We’re pouring up a glass of our favorites wines and keeping things fresh and exciting at home. Here’s a few ways to enjoy wine at home, all paired with a Sea Bird Wine to enjoy along the fun.

Chardonnay + A Bubble Bath

Chances are, you’ve had a long, hard day, no matter what you’ve been doing. If you’re working from home these days, it might be hard to draw the line between “home” and “work” life. So indulge in some self-care by sipping a cool glass of our award winning Sonoma Coast Chardonnay in the bath. You’re here to treat yourself, so make the most of it by:

Pinot Noir + Indoor Picnic

Ahhh…the great Indoors! Bring a little life to your living room and turn a Friday night into an at-home picnic! Bring the whole bottle of this Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to your picnic spread and set the vibe with flameless candles, plenty of pillows and blankets, and finger-food only (no dishes, than you!). Here are some of our favorite things to picnic with our Robert’s Road Pinot Noir:

  • A prosciutto, fig, and arugula sandwich on a baguette.
  • Salty, kettle cooked chips with Manchego cheese
  • A thin-crust pizza (ordering in is a total YES)

Cabernet + Get Crafty

A little bit of wine really helps those creative juices get flowing! Pop the cork on a bottle of 2013 Broken Rock Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and gather your supplies for a fun night of creating something new and unexpected. Here are some ideas to get you started!

Poseidon + Themed Movie Night

Take your Netflix & Chill vibes and give it a twist with a themed movie night! Open up a bottle of Poseidon Cabernet Sauvignon and take a deep dive on some ocean cinema. Here’s a list of our top 10 sea-inspired movies to sip along with including:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean
  2.  Castaway
  3. The Life Aquatic
  4. Jaws (the original)
  5.  The Perfect Storm
  6.  Waterworld
  7.  Titanic
  8.  The Poseidon Adventure
  9.  The Cove
  10.  Chasing Mavericks


Check Our Wins at the International Women's Wine Competition

Double Gold & Best In Class. We'll Cheers To That!

This competition was expertly judged by the wine industry’s leading professional women who are experts in their field across the wine industry and media alike! The competition not only recognizes the best wines that appealed to our judges, but also the wines they felt would most appeal and influence other women wine buyers and consumers.

When it comes to wine, the ladies of The Flock know best!

It’s no surprise to us that women are the primary wine buyers (and drinkers!) in most households. It’s our passion to us to share our wine with those who love a great glass and are proud that we hold a popular opinion in this year’s International Women’s Wine Competition!

This competition was expertly judged by the wine industry’s leading professional women, though open to men and women winemakers alike. The competition not only recognizes the best wines that appealed to our judges, but also the wines they felt would most appeal and influence other women wine buyers and consumers.

Over one thousand wines were entered in the competition, with just 48 Best of Class designations…of which, we were happy to take the show with two our upcoming release of our 2016 Poseidon Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford and our 2017 Sea Bird Chardonnay from Sea. Rita Hills.

We also led the pack scoring a Double Gold medal with our 2017 Sea Bird Pinot Noir from Sea. Rita Hills. Who needs a side-by-side sip of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir!

Interested in getting first access to this wine upon release? Send us a note and we'll add you to The Flock!


Taste With Our Winemaker + Samantha Sommelier!

We went vintage for this tasting hosting by Millennial Wine Competition

The Millennial Wine Competition is a fresh take on wine tasting competitions, and we are excited to see the results come through when the judges sip and score some of the hottest new wine and spirits brands on August 26th this year.

We had the chance to treat one of the competition judges Samantha Capadli, AKA Samantha Sommelier in a live Instagram tasting with our winemaker, Patrick Durbin. We dug a little into our cellar to bring out a couple of really great bottles. You know, for quality control purposes! And also because we love seeing our wine “grow up” and sharing it with new friends!

2015 Robert’s Road Chardonnay – Sonoma Coast

Coming from the Robert’s Road Vineyard grown by the Sangiacomo Family, this special lot of Chardonnay has routinely been a “crowd-pleaser” scoring us high-fives from friends, and awards from judges.

Grown the the northernmost vineyard at the base of Sonoma Mountain and at the North End of the Petaluma Gap, this fruit gets incredible influence from the ocean, resulting in bright acidity and perfectly balanced Sonoma-style fruit. It’s what we refer to as a Burgundy style wine from Sonoma Coast.

Patrick’s Perfect Pairings:

  • September Oysters
  • Seared Muscles
  • Grilled Chicken w/ herb butter

Samantha’s Perfect Pairing:

  • Oysters (or any type of shellfish)
  • Creamy Chicken Pasta
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Cheeseboard before dinner

2014 Broken Rock Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley

The 2014 is what we can confidently refer to as “the vintage of the decade” due to its perfectly balanced tannins and plush fruit when it comes to Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

We’ve sourced this Cabernet Sauvignon from the Broken Rock Vineyard in Napa Valley, located just off the Silverado Trail at the foot of Atlas Peak. This west-facing vineyard plot soaks up all that lush afternoon Napa sunshine while still benefitting from it’s slope location, lending to the perfect balance of “mountain fruit” structure with rich Valley floor fruit.

Patrick and Samantha unanimously agree that this wine (and frankly, all red wines) are best served with a little chill, shooting for 55-65 degrees, which is essential right out of wine fridge temperatures.

Patrick’s Perfect Pairing:

  • Moroccan Lamb (grilled) to play with the baking spices coming through
  • “Slab & A Cab” AKA any grilled red meat

Samantha’s Perfect Pairing:

  • Netflix (but be careful with it or the alcohol will catch up to you!)
  • Anything on the grill

This wine is showing lovely with lush velvety tannins without too much grit, and just a little touch of baking spice and oak leaving you balanced.

Top takeaway from Patrick & Sam? Leaves your Chardonnay a little less chilled & chill your red just enough.

Click here to watch the tasting over on the Millennial Wine Competition Instagram page!

Want to know the final scores from the competition in August? Make sure you’re signed up on our mailing list where we’ll release scores and new wine releases to The Flock! Simply fill out the contact form below and we’ll add you to the list.


Pinot Noir Pairings Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy | Pinot Noir Edition

In our second edition of Retail Therapy, we’re pouring up a glass of two of our single vineyard Pinot Noir bottles and choosing the perfect Pinot Noir Pairings to *add to cart*

Sonoma is home to one of the top regions in California to grow Pinot Noir. In fact, as of 2018, there were over 13,000 acres of Pinot Noir growing in Sonoma County, making this varietal 20% of the region’s production. Home to the Sonoma Coast region, this area hosts one of the coolest sub-appellations that lends itself to ideal growing conditions for this picky grape. Even though most vineyards are miles inland from the Sonoma Coast line, they benefit from the cool, foggy mornings, moderately warm afternoons and cool evenings that preserve the acidity of the Pinot Noir grape while maintaining and lively fruit character.

As a micro winery, we select our grapes each vintage from vineyards who have cultivated their wines to the highest quality. We choose the best of the vintage and allow the quality of the grapes to do the work from cellar to bottle. In 2013, we selected fruit from the Sonoma Stage Vineyard sitting just between Petaluma and Los Carneros at the southern end of the Sonoma Coast AVA. In 2014, we sourced from a house favorite, the Sangiacomo Robert’s Road Vineyard. Each bottle is true to its region, and not only expresses its terroir, but the highlights of the growing season itself.

Whichever bottle you choose (when in doubt, do a side by side tasting of both, of course!) and check out our Retail Therapy Guide, Pinot Noir Edition to add the perfect accoutrements to your Pinot Noir sipping adventure.

Go Vino for Sustainable Outdoors-ing

We may be eating out at restaurants less now, but that’s not stopping wine-time. So instead, we’re packing up bottle of wine into a S’well Bottle, laying out a blanket on our favorite outdoor spot and sipping Pinot Noir out of these sustainable GoVino glasses for Date Night.

It’s a bonus that every time you reuse your GoVino glass, there is one less single-use plastic that we’re protecting from our oceans. That’s something to cheers to!

You Had Me At Pinot Noir Shirt

Is it even wine time if you’re not wearing this shirt? We’ve traded our “going out” outfits to this cozy stay-at-home outfit and we’re perfectly content sipping from our couch and feeling so comfy.

ReWined “Barrel Aged Pinot Noir” Candle

This earthy, complex candle “mimics the ground that produces it” which is wine speak for terroir which is more wine speak for “tastes and smells like where it was grown.” As general terroir enthusiasts, we love the perfect setting this candle adds to our at-home drinking adventure.

Scratch & Sniff Wine Expert Book

We always say, the best way to become a wine enthusiast? It’s simple. The more wine you drink, the more enthusiastic you become! Enjoying wine is such a great hobby because you only get better at identifying wine traits by drinking more wine! We’re adding this scratch & sniff wine book as a fun activity to break open with our favorite wino buddy to get even better at identifying wine characteristics. Ahhh yes, we’re picking up notes of fresh cut garden hose already…..

You have all the pairings....now simply add wine!

 

Shop: 2013 Sonoma Stage Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast

Shop: 2014 Robert's Road Vineyard Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast


Napa Valley Life Magazine Sea Bird Wines

Read All About It! | Napa Valley Life Magazine

"Making great wine is awesome, but having a purpose beyond profit is even more motivating for us"

As a wine producer in the Napa Valley region, we are always excited to connect more with our community. Our brand is built on close connections: with our land, with our clients (AKA The Flock!) and with the wine community as a whole. So when we had a chance to share our story with the Napa Valley Life Magazine team, we of course were ready to take flight!

Our mission to create great wines for you to enjoy with your loved ones on any occasion is our driving force. As a boutique microwinery, we work with small production vineyards to select the greatest grapes of the vintage and make them into limited production wines. A refreshing Sonoma Coast Chardonnay…a lush and nuanced Napa Valley Cabernet…a balanced Pinot Noir with hints of coastal breezes…those are the wines that inspire us to keep creating alongside Mother Nature year after year.

In this feature with Napa Valley Life Magazine, our winemaker Patrick Durbin shares our story of our Sea Bird Wines came to be, our passion for terroir, and our underlying mission to support our natural habitat by donating 100% of our profits back to non-profit organizations that support marine wildlife.

Read the feature below, or head over the the Napa Valley Life Magazine digital publication and click on over to page 38 to see in print!


Retail Therapy | Chardonnay Edition

We’re at home. There’s wine. And the whole world wide web of shopping is at our disposal. Sounds a little dangerous? It’s ok, it’s the kind of risk that we’e encouraging you to take while you #StayAtHome because nothing cues our dopamine sensors like a fun purchase and a glass of wine!

In our first Retail Therapy release, we’re popping a bottle of our 2015 Robert’s Road Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. This Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a delightful one; aromatic with notes of white pears, tropical fruit and touch of vanilla, it shows off great fruit and acidity characteristic of the Sonoma Coast region with ripe yellow apples, nectarines and honey. Thanks to a warm, dry spring, 2015 brought us an early harvest with low yield and full concentration. It’s delightfully sippable with structure and balance abound.

You don’t have to take our word for it though! The San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition awarded this wine a Double Gold Medal (96 points) and the International Women’s Wine Competition gave us Double Gold & Best of Class (97 points) among others!

Thanks to the acidity and minerality of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, we see a gloriously long drinking window for this bottle all the way through 2023. But why wait that long? Pop that cork and settle in to do a little online shopping for a few of our favorite things….

Cork Yoga Mat from 42 Birds

Perfect for all of those online Zoom fitness classes you’re hitting up (…right?) or for bringing outside to lay down on the grass and drink wine. No judgement. We are digging this natural cork yoga mat because not only is it anti-slip, cork contains natural anti-microbial properties that ward off mildew or any weird smells. *adds to cart*

Retail Therapy Chardonnay

Blonde Wood S’well Bottle

It’s no secret that we are big fans of S’well bottles. We prefer to opt in for the 25oz bottles (because hi, that holds a full bottle of wine!) and allows us to keep the perfect temperature wherever we roam. Our big ambitions are telling us to hit the trails for a hike with a picnic on top. The Blonde Wood is part of the Wood Collection that “imitates the charm of raw materials and natural fibers in the world’s most picturesque forests” which is adorable and really fits our vibe. Whether you’re truly outdoorsy or just a patio sipper, this is perfect for keeping your Robert’s Road Chardonnay at a crisp 50 degrees.

Chardonnay Grapeseed Bubble Bath from Napa Soap Company

Have your wine and soak in it too. We’re pouring a crisp glass of Chardonnay and soaking into this luxurious bubble bath made by our local Napa Soap Company. Made from Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil, it’s just an added perk that these ingredients protect skin from free radicals, moisturize and balance and reduce inflammation. It’s basically a detox-to-retox formula that we can get behind again and again.

Pate Sampler from Olympia Provisions

More than ever we are looking for small businesses to support and Olympia Provisions in Portland is one we definitely want to keep thriving. Order up their Pate Sampler for the perfect pairing with a glass of Robert’s Road Chardonnay. It comes with a trio of pork liver mousse, pork rillettes, and country style pork pistachio pâte. The bright an vibrant acidity of our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay plays a refreshing foil to these seriously rich charcuterie pairings and is perfect to make a meal out of with some crackers and a mixed green salad.

Retail Therapy Chardonnay Edition