Spring

Get organized in the kitchen

Signs of Spring: In Francis Ford Coppola Winery's Culinary Garden with Chef Tim

A short walk through the culinary garden offers inspiration for garnishing fresh dishes like those at RUSTIC Francis’s Favorites.

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Springtime Potato Salad Recipe.
Foods Perfect for a Picnic

Springtime Potato Salad

Just in time for spring, a fresh twist on potato salad, full of greenery and life.

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Cocktails on a tray with wildflowers.
Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring Fever Gin Cocktail

Fresh lemon, ginger and the added bit of effervescence and bite from Kombucha mix perfectly with the botanicals in the gin as well as the herbal bitters. Perfect for those sun laden days ahead.

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Champagne Pickled Shrimp.
Recipes we love right now

Champagne Pickled Shrimp

From our friends at eMeals, a tasty shrimp recipe to match with our Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio.

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Cocktails on am ornate silver tray.
Spring Cocktail Recipes

Perfect Pressed Punch Spring Cocktail

We wanted a cocktail that brings friends together by adding a collaborative and creative element. This cocktail is meant to be crafted for a pitcher and with an open mind. Does one of your friends grow mint in their garden? Does one friend have leftover limes from taco night, and do you have a new gin you’ve been meaning to try? 

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Green and Lean

Lime-Garlic Broiled Shrimp

A quick, easy and tasty recipe ideal for a busy night.

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A bowl of tomato-cucumber yogurt salad garnished with dill.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Yogurt

 When Italia was raising her children in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, yogurt was nowhere near as ubiquitous as it is now. You often had to find it in a health food store or a Greek market, if there was one near you. Now the problem is to decide which yogurt among dozens of choices to use.

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White Truffle-Rosemary Popcorn.
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White Truffle-Rosemary Popcorn

From our friends at eMeals, a delicious popcorn recipe that pairs with our Director's Sonoma Pinot Noir

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A sunny vineyard.
Wine 101

Grape growing and seasonality

Learn what is happening every season and expand your understanding past harvest (crush) time of the year!

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Crunchy taco bean bake topped with sour cream and salsa in a green dutch oven.
Green and Lean

11 Smart Tips for Eating Healthy on a Skinny Wallet

Eating healthy is sometimes hazardous for your wallet. Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins—the prices can all add up. But savvy shoppers know there are myriad ways to eat healthy foods, feel satisfied, and still keep a full wallet.

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A large bowl of salad topped with shrimp and tomatoes.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Shrimp Salad Vinaigrette

What to serve for dinner on a sweltering night, when temperatures rise above 90 degrees and it seems you may never have an appetite again? This tangy salad is ideal and so simply that you won't mind being in the kitchen for the few minutes it takes to make it.

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Prosciutto, olives, cheese and cucumbers on a cutting board.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Antipasto

"Antipasto" means, literally, "before the meal". It can be a little nibble or two, a platter of salami and cheese, or an extravaganza of a dozen or more delicious foods. It can be modest and humble or utterly luxurious.

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