The Brunch Edit: Our Weekend Favorites

Host holiday brunch with Creekbend Vidal Blanc Sparkling Mimosas and strawberry banana nutella crepes.

Shop our favorites for the host or hostess during the most wonderful time of the year!


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Make winter mornings bright with a little bubble! Semi-sweet Bubblecraft White is perfect for the classic cocktail, or on its own. Plus, mix up the easy crepe mix from Stonewall Kitchen for a tasty mid-morning treat!


Creekbend Vidal Blanc Sparkling

Toast the holidays with this sparkling wine. Crafted by hand using traditional “methode champenoise” in small batches by our vineyard crew, this brut-style wine is a staff favorite. Fresh and delicate, yet complex and balanced, enjoy in a mimosa or on its own.


Cherry Chirp Cocktail

This simple cocktail combines a few of our favorite things: festive color, a gram-worthy garnish, and of course, Cherry Moscato. One sip, and you’ll be sold. Get the recipe and surprise your friends with this original creation!

The Table is Set: Thanksgiving 2018

Lights are twinkling, wreaths are hanging, and garland is gracing every nook and cranny. The most wonderful time of the year is here!

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At Oliver Winery, our mission is to connect people through wine. There’s no better time than during the holidays. Meals become memories, popped corks unleash conversations, and traditions take root when you least expect it. Those are the moments we are so thankful to share with you — yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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Looking for Thanksgiving menu inspiration? Look no further. We pulled tasty recipes from the guide by Cooking Light to come up with our own arrangement of new and traditional favorites for our Thanksgiving meal.

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Recipes:

Sweet Potato Stacks | Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce | Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes | Honey Pull-Apart Rolls | Classic Herb Stuffing | Pan-Roasted Veggies | Tuscan Turkey | Classic Turkey GravyApple Galette | Hibiscus Poached Pear

Pair with:

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Pinot Noir | Gewürztraminer | Traminette

Cobbler Cordial

Right before we released our new Cherry Cobbler wine last May, we spent an afternoon in the Oliver test kitchen, inventing cobbler cocktails. It’s hard work, but someone’s gotta do it!

After sampling many different combinations and proportions, we narrowed them down to our favorites, keeping lots of notes along the way. We refined each one a little more, and ultimately decided on four final recipes that met the Oliver standards.

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Above: Cocktail notes from the Oliver test kitchen. In addition to flavor combinations, we also considered the glass and garnish that would best complement the drink.

Of the four cocktails, one is especially near and dear to our hearts, because a key ingredient comes from our friends at Cardinal Spirits. Their Nocino liqueur brings a nutty flavor to the tart cherry, and is complemented by the wine’s cobbler finish. A splash of cherry soda on top gives it that perfectly refreshing fizz.

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With Cherry Cobbler on sale right now, it’s the perfect time to stock up and try all four cocktail recipes. Let us know which one is your favorite!

Recipes for the Holiday Host

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When everyone is home for the holidays, we like foods and fun cocktails that are quick, easy, and come in large batches! These simple (but delicious) crepes pair well with even the pickiest palettes, and the classic mimosa is a festive delight. Asset 2We know what we’ll be reaching for this holiday season! Our dry (and locally-grown) Creekbend Sparkling Vidal Blanc is our staple for the classic mimosa.

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Summer Pairings

 

Oliver Winery | Summer Pairings | Seafood and Sauvignon Blanc

Summer isn’t over yet! We’re still in vacation mode around here, and that means lots of seafood dinners paired with a crisp white wine. Looking for some inspiration or a quick weeknight meal? Look no further than this simple summer menu.

Oliver Winery | Summer Pairings | Seafood and Sauvignon Blanc

Oliver Winery | Summer Pairings | Seafood and Sauvignon Blanc

Oliver Winery | Summer Pairings | Seafood and Sauvignon Blanc

Oliver Winery | Summer Pairings | Seafood and Sauvignon Blanc

 

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The Rehearsal Dinner: Make it Memorable.

Rehearsal dinners are exciting by nature: the big night before one of the most important events of a lifetime! Close family and friends gather together not just to rehearse for the big day, but also to indulge in the love buzz that surrounds the husband and wife-to-be.  If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, we have some tips to take this event to the next level:

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Thanks, Marjorie and Nate, for letting us use photos from your gorgeous evening!

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