The Walla Walla Valley is famous for its Sweet Onions, and did you know caramelized onions pair beautifully with red wine?
Just in time for today’s big game, we’re making up a batch of caramelized onion dip with frizzled leeks, plus light and easy chicken sloppy joe sliders. The addition of mushroom adds an umami flavor that goes great with our 2017 Helix Cabernet Sauvignon and 2016 Helix Pomatia.
For other dips, we highly recommend this skinny buffalo chicken dip recipe and cheese biscuits.
At REININGER and Helix, we enjoy cooking at home and like most people, our busy lives mean meals tend toward the simple to prepare with no special expertise or utensils required.
When we find a recipe that pairs well with wine, tastes delicious, and is a little bit unique, we get really excited. And if said recipe can be made ahead in quantity, stored in the freezer, even better!
The consistency of this savory cake with olives and cheese is much like a crumbly scone. The meat and cheese add salty richness and the hint of cayenne and herbs give it some zing. It’s a little like a meat and cheese board rolled into a delicious slice of savory cake! Think of this recipe as a starting point for creativity. Like the French, you can vary the cheese, herbs, meat and veggies depending on what you’ve got in the fridge. Though we will say, good quality cheese and olives are key!
Wondering what wines to pair with this? Try it with our 94 point 2017 Helix SoRhô, a southern-Rhône style blend of Grenache, Mourvédre and Cinsault from StoneTree Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope.
What's not to love about fresh veggies combined with heat and smoke on the grill?
Instead of the traditional tomatoes and cucumbers, this easy Mediterranean inspired bread salad is hearty and filling, and pairs nicely with whites, rosé and even lighter red wines, such as our Reininger BIrch Creek Vineyard Sémillon, Helix Stillwater Creek Vineyard Rosé and Helix Stillwater Creek Vineyard Sangiovese. .
Try it with our 2016 Helix SoRhô or the 2017 Helix SoRhô, both sourced from Stone Tree Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope.
Our simple Herb and Feta Sauce is a snap to prepare and perfect for meats, potatoes, grilled veggies and crostinis.
We love the combination of mint, dill, parsley and basil, but you can use any blend of seasonal herbs picked straight out of the garden. Get crazy and try lemon thyme or oregano. The highly herbaceousness of the sauce goes great with high acid white wines and rosé. Try it with our 2019 Helix Stillwater Creek Vineyard Sangiovese Rosé or our 2019 REININGER Birch Creek Vineyard Sémillon.
featuring more veggies, less meat!
Is there a better way to eat a concoction of carrots, onions, mushrooms, rosemary, thyme, ground beef and red wine than when blanketed by a layer of mashed potatoes? Paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon, there’s not much that can beat it for sophisticated comfort-food. Try it with our 2016 Helix Cabernet from Phinny Hill Vineyards.
Perfect for Spring weather, this easy Grilled Chicken with Mustard & Dill recipe uses pantry staples and pairs wonderfully with our new 2018 Helix Stillwater Creek Vineyard Sangiovese. If you're a white wine lover, try it with our stainless steel 2019 Helix Stillwater Creek Vineyard Chardonnay.