A fantastic recipe to go with July's white wine from Koehler!

This month's Gold Series selections come to you from Koehler Winery, which is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's wine country. We're featuring both a white and red this month from this winery, but since its so hot right now, we thought we'd throw a recipe at you to pair with the white wine: Koehler 2007 Sauvignon Blanc. The recipe below does not require many ingredients, a perfect "throw it together" kind of recipe, and is packed with a tasty punch! If you try it out, let us know what you think!  Happy tasting and cooking!

Sweet Onion Risotto with Feta Cheese


2 tsp. olive oil or vegetable oil

2 Cups Vidalia or other sweet onion

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 cups Arborio rice

2 (14.5 oz) cans vegetable broth

1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled Feta cheese, dividied

1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Freshly ground black pepper


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 1 minute. Stir in rice. Add 1/2 cup broth; cook until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaning broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until each portion is nearly absorbed before adding the next (about 20 min total.)

Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup feta, parsely and Parmesan. Spoon into serving bowls and top with remaining Feta and pepper. Garnish with Parsley.