Wine Recipes

At Gold Medal Wine Club, we choose the wine first, then find the perfect recipe to compliment it. However, you may already have a recipe in mind and just need some ideal wine pairing recommendations to go with it!

Our Gold Wine Club, Pinot Noir Wine Club, and International Wine Club all feature delicious recipes to try with your wine shipments. Typically, these recipes are chosen by the wineries themselves in order to bring out the best in their wines. Go ahead and pick a recipe below and discover which wine pairings we suggest!


Ricotta and Egg Yolk Ravioli

Ricotta and Egg Yolk Ravioli

An interesting and amazing twist on a ravioli, you'll wish you thought of it first! Make sure to pair it with the Pinot Noir in your latest wine of the month club shipment.

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Pizza with Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Arugula & Walnuts

Pizza with Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Arugula & Walnuts

A recipe that is both easy and delicious to pair with your latest Pinot Noir Wine Club shipment!

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Grilled Salmon with Herb & Meyer Lemon Compound Butter

Grilled Salmon with Herb & Meyer Lemon Compound Butter

This recipe by Anne Burrell with Food Network is an amazing pairing for this month's Amphora Pinot Noir from your latest wine club shipment!

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Savory Summer Lamb Kabobs

Savory Summer Lamb Kabobs

This recipe provided by Dalliance is a superb combination of savory lamb and spices. Pair it with the Dalliance 2016 Red Wine from your recent wine of the month club shipment.

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Greek-Stuffed Artichoke Hearts

Greek-Stuffed Artichoke Hearts

These Sous Vide-Style stuffed artichoke hearts are a perfect appetizer and are excellent when paired with the High Valley Sauvignon Blanc from your recent Gold Wine Club Shipment.

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Grilled Duck

Grilled Duck

A simple duck recipe grilled to perfection and results in fall-off-the-bone meat. Add veggies and a glass of Pinot Noir from you most recent Pinot Noir Wine Club shipment.

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Nut Roast & Mushroom Gravy

Nut Roast & Mushroom Gravy

VEGAN! A fantastic nut roast recipe packed with full flavors and then topped with warm gravy. Pair it with the Pinot Noir from you recent wine of the month club shipment for best results!

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Gougères - French Cheese Chaux Pastry

Gougères - French Cheese Chaux Pastry

"We love to whip up a batch of these when we have guests at the winery. Many people find savory notes in Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz Mountains - this Picnic Block shows it as well" - Jim Varner. Pair it with the Pinot Noir from your recent monthly wine club delivery.

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Country Rib Stew

Country Rib Stew

"This recipe was created after a trip to our local Sunday farmer’s market where the country ribs, shallots, freshly pulled carrots, potatoes and Shiitake mushrooms looked so good" - Jim Varner. Pair it with the Pinot Noir from your recent Wine Club shipment!

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Honey & Pepper Steak

Honey & Pepper Steak

A perfect combination of savory and sweet, this honey and black pepper crusted New York steak recipe will instantly become your new favorite dish! Pair it with the Cabernet Sauvignon from your Wine Club shipment for the perfect match.

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Pork Chops

Pork Chops

A simple and quick recipe with amazing flavor! These pork chops will pair perfectly with the Chardonnay from your Gold Wine Club shipment. Cheers!

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Orecchiette with Tomatoes & Ricotta

Orecchiette with Tomatoes & Ricotta

A wonderful combination of Orecchiette with Cherry Tomatoes and Ricotta Salata is perfect for tonight's dinner. Pair it with the wines in your Pinot Noir Wine Club delivery!

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Toasts with Mushrooms & Eggs

Toasts with Mushrooms & Eggs

A fantastic appetizer of Wild Mushrooms and Poached Eggs atop freshly griddled toasts to serve with your bottle of Pinot Noir in your monthly wine shipments.

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Baby Bella Mushroom Risotto

Baby Bella Mushroom Risotto

Creamy risotto with Shiitake and Baby Bella mushrooms! Pair this recipe with the Pinot Noir from your recent Wine Club shipment.

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Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

A delicious Grilled Pork Chop recipe to pair with your shipment of Pinot Noir Wine Club wines!

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Yogurt & Apricot Chicken Skewers

Yogurt & Apricot Chicken Skewers

You must try these memorable Yogurt Marinated Apricot Chicken Skewers! Truly fantastic, this recipe is best served with the Dierberg Chardonnay featured in our Gold Wine Club.

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Duck with Pomegranate Glaze

Duck with Pomegranate Glaze

A unique and delicious pomegranate glaze is drizzled over a perfectly cooked duck breast. Amazing for tonight's dinner served with a glass of Pinot Noir from your Wine Club shipment.

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Slow-Roasted Salmon

Slow-Roasted Salmon

Light and fresh, this slow-roasted salmon ends up tender and flavorful. Add the potatoes and serve with the Barden 2015 Pinot Noir, a recent feature in our wine of the month club.

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Risotto with Pesto and Peas

Risotto with Pesto and Peas

This creamy risotto has just the right amount of cheese and pesto for a flavor combo you'll definitely want more of! Pair this recipe with a glass of excellent Pinot Noir from Barden Wines featured in your most recent Wine Club shipment.

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Meatballs and Pasta Sauce

Meatballs and Pasta Sauce

This recipe produces a rich, aromatic, heavy-body meatballs-and-sauce which can be served fresh, and/or made in large quantities for freezing. A superb wine pairing is with Windrun's 2015 Pinot Noir from your most recent Pinot Noir Wine Club shipment.

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Wild Mushroom Pizza

Wild Mushroom Pizza

The mushrooms that top this pizza are simmered in a white wine reduction, which gives them a zippy sweet and acidic bite. Added to the caramelized onions, Fontina cheese and rosemary, this pizza is what you've been waiting for! Serve with a glass of Pinot Noir from your wine club shipment.

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Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

Incredibly simple and delicious accompaniment to this month's wine club shipment! Pour a glass of Uvaggio Barbera and enjoy this juicy and flavorful steak.

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Snapper Rancheros

Snapper Rancheros

A fantastic twist on a traditional snapper dish that will have you going back for seconds. Pair this with your Uvaggio Vermentino or Zelo Bianco from your monthly wine club shipment for best results!

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Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese & Sage Lasagna

Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese & Sage Lasagna

Plating this combination makes for a party on a plate! Serve with an award-winning Pinot Noir from one of our monthly wine clubs, and you will surely impress your guest.

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 Pinot Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta

Pinot Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta

This dish is velvety and comforting and the contrast of the Polenta and the Pinot Noir Glazed Sauce is perfect with a glass of Pinot from any of our monthly wine clubs. Here's to Pinot, cheers to you.

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Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb & Pine Nuts

Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb & Pine Nuts

The best part of this eggplant dish is that it is just as good served hot or cold. And it goes without saying the next day the flavor is even better! Serve with your favorite Pinot Noir from one of our monthly wine clubs, the Pinot is as good the next day too!

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Ziti Pasta with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese

Ziti Pasta with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese

This recipe goes really well with a glass or two of Pinot Noir from any of our wine clubs. Sometimes you just want some cheesy pasta and to curl up with a good glass of Pinot.

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Classic Rack of Lamb

Classic Rack of Lamb

Delicious, juicy and perfectly seasoned rack of lamb. You can't go wrong with this recipe! Pair it with the Old Pearl 2015 Red Wine Blend, featured in our Gold Wine Club for best results.

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Braised Lamb Shanks with White Beans

Braised Lamb Shanks with White Beans

A wonderfully flavorful and hearty recipe of braised lamb shanks and white beans. Although a more robust meal, try pairing it with the Old Pearl 2015 Chardonnay featured in our Gold Wine Club!

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Oysters with Lemon Zest

Oysters with Lemon Zest

This amazingly fresh and zesty recipe by Mireille Guiliano is an exquisite example of minimal ingredients creating maximum flavor. Try pairing it with the Château Pontet Reynaud 2016 Graves Blanc.

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Piperade Basquaise

Piperade Basquaise

A traditional recipe from the Basque country in France, this sautéed mixture of peppers, spices and your choice of meat will have you going for seconds! Pair this with the Fleuron de la Tessonnière 2014 Médoc.

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Grilled Veal Chops with Mustard

Grilled Veal Chops with Mustard

Simple and delicious, these grilled veal chops will pair perfectly with the Château Tour des Combes 2009 Saint-Émillion Grand Cru!

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Pork Tenderloin Agrodolce

Pork Tenderloin Agrodolce

This is an easy recipe to prepare, it combines all of the best flavors into one delicious dish. Try pairing pork tenderloin with the Laurent 2015 Pinot Noir from our monthly Pinot Noir Wine Club. There is no doubt that they will compliment each other.

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Roasted Kabocha Squash with Maple Syrup & Ginger

Roasted Kabocha Squash with Maple Syrup & Ginger

Give slices of roasted winter squash a little wake-up by roasting them with maple syrup, olive oil, fresh ginger and thyme. It's a simple idea, but the combination of flavors highlights the squash in the best possible way. Pair with the Laurent 2015 Pinot Noir featured in our monthly wine club.

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Apple Juice Marinated Pork Chops

Apple Juice Marinated Pork Chops

The perfect option for this evening's dinner! Outstanding flavors from the pork to the apple juice and mustard green topping that would be delicious served with the O'Connor 2014 Pinot Noir featured in our monthly wine club.

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Mushroom & Cheese Flatbreads

Mushroom & Cheese Flatbreads

Amazing homemade pizza flatbreads topped with sautéd mushrooms, carmelized onions, cheese and herbs. Pair this recipe with the O'Connor 2014 Pinot Noir from our monthly wine club. It's truly delicious!

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Orzo Bay Shrimp Salad

Orzo Bay Shrimp Salad

Another amazing combination from Thornton's Executive Chef! Try this fantastic meal with the Champagne Vinaigrette and a glass of 1995 Brut Reserve.

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Champagne Vinaigrette

Champagne Vinaigrette

A great Vinaigrette recipe suggested by Chef Steve Pickell to pair with the impressive Sparkling Wine by Thornton Winery.

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Fish & Shellfish Cioppino

Fish & Shellfish Cioppino

Add your seafood and shellfish to the amazing Cioppino Sauce and taste how these combined flavors really pull out the best in the 1989 Culbertson Brut Reserve!

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Cioppino Sauce

Cioppino Sauce

Café Champagne is an award-winning restaurant at Thornton Winery. Working closely with the winemaker, Chef, Steve Pikell brings an outstanding cioppino sauce to pair with a glass of Culbertson Reserve Brut.

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Rosemary Lamb Chops

Rosemary Lamb Chops

A simple and wonderful recipe from the Merlo family combining fresh rosemary and sage with white pepper, brown sugar and Zinfandel. Pair with a Merlo Zin for the best match.

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Roasted Quail with Rosemary

Roasted Quail with Rosemary

An inspired quail recipe packed with wonderful flavors of rosemary, garlic, orange, soy sauce and red wine. Enjoy with a glass of the Bien Nacido 2014 Pinot Noir featured in our monthly wine club.

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Crown Roast of Lamb with Fresh Herbs

Crown Roast of Lamb with Fresh Herbs

Not only is this a spectacular presentation, this crown roast is even better tasting! Superb flavors melt in your mouth and are enhanced further with a glass of Bien Nacido 2014 Pinot Noir.

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Salmon Pockets

Salmon Pockets

Incredibly simple yet presenting an array of amazing flavor. Cooked to perfection, the savory herbs, mustard, mayo, garlic and lemon elements making for a great meal. Pair with asparagus and a glass of Parmeson 2014 Pinot Noir.

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Parmeson Bolognese

Parmeson Bolognese

From Katie's Kitchen at Parmeson Wines, we present an amazingly delicious bolognese sauce to pour over your freshly cooked pasta. The aromas alone will have your mouth watering! Pair with the Parmeson 2014 Pinot Noir.

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Chicken Scaloppine with Pancetta, Leeks and Gruyere

Chicken Scaloppine with Pancetta, Leeks and Gruyere

Chicken simmered in creamy gruyere cheese, pancetta and Sauvignon Blanc sauce topped with leeks and more cheese - doesn't get much better than that! Pair with a bottle of Bighorn Cellars Sauvignon Blanc.

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Ratatouille with Goat Cheese

Ratatouille with Goat Cheese

A delicious meal that is healthy yet has indulgent flavors. Pair this recipe with a glass of Bighorn Cellars' 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Cioppino with Champagne Tomato Broth

Cioppino with Champagne Tomato Broth

Chef Clay Sipes' recipe for cioppino in Champagne tomato broth is one to behold! Amazing flavors that pair wonderfully with an Iron Horse Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Italian Beef in Red Wine

Italian Beef in Red Wine

A delicious and succulent main dish of Italian beef slow-cooked in garlic and red wine. A great way to end your day, especially with a glass of Monte Volpe Sangiovese.

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Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

A perfect selection of simple and fresh ingredients to make this wonderful sun dried tomato sauce. Pour it over pasta and pair it with the Monte Volpe Sangiovese.

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