recipes

wine & food pairing

Since the age of five, I’ve been into cooking. During my college years, food was the inspiration behind learning about wine. The following are some awesome examples of recipes that I’ve prepared and paired with my wines. Enjoy

2020 Inspiration Vineyards Winemaker Dinner Menu

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits paired with Grenache, Sonoma Valley

Louisiana Collard Greens & Smoked Pork Belly paired with Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Red Beans and Rice & Ham Shank paired with Syrah, Dry Creek Valley

Fried Green Tomatoes with Cajun Remoulade Sauce paired with Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Roasted Beef Tenderloin & Crawfish Bordelaise Sauce paired with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Beignets paired with Sparkling Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

2019 Inspiration Vineyards Winemaker Dinner Menu

Baby Greens, Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad paired with Inspiracio (blanc)

Tuna Tartare paired with Grenache, Sonoma Valley

Wild Mushroom Risotto paired with Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Boeuf Bourguignon paired with Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Flourless Chocolate Cake paired with Syrah, Dry Creek Valley

Jon’s Favorites (in no particular order)

Lemon Risotto paired with Inspiracio (blanc)

Chilled Corn & Sundried Tomato Chowder paired with Viognier, Sonoma Valley

Italian Sausage Ragu with Penne pasta paired with Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley