Trentadue Tomato & Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

A featured Wine Club recipe for Trentadue Winery - La Storia Wines.
Trentadue Tomato & Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce


Comfort food at its finest...this recipe is both easy and packed with delicious flavors with the addition of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Try pairing it with the Trentadue Meatballs and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Yield: 3 Quarts of Sauce
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 120 Minutes


• 1 large onion 2 large cloves of garlic
• 1/2 stalks of celery
• 3 sprigs of parsley
• 1/4 cup of olive oil
• 1 can tomato sauce (16. oz)
• 1 can whole peeled tomatoes (16 oz.)
• 1 small package of dried mushrooms
• 2 cups Trentadue Cabernet Sauvignon (8 oz.)
• 1/2 teaspoon Allspice
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1/2 teaspoon sage
• 1/2 teaspoon Rosemary
• 1/2 teaspoon oregano
• Salt & pepper to taste


Chop onions, garlic, parsley, celery, sage, rosemary & oregano fine. Sauté in olive oil until golden brown. Add tomatoes & tomato sauce. Add approximately 16 oz. of Trentadue Cabernet wine and simmer. Add dry mushrooms, prepared.

To prepare mushrooms, soak mushrooms in cold water and boil in pot until softened. Chop the mushrooms and add these mushrooms and its juice (from the boil) to the above sauce.

Add and spices. Cook slowly for approximately 2 hours. (Do not cover). Makes 3 quarts. Combine sauce and meatballs in a crockpot (or large heavy duty pot) and simmer on low until sauce is well heated and meatballs are cooked through.