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Recipe Challenge Grand Prize Winner: Vanilla Lobster Tails With Caviar And Micro-Greens Salad

Try this Grand Prize Winning Recipe, submitted by CellarMaster member Jack Douglas, that pairs beautifully with our Napa Valley Chardonnay. “Simply, a most delicious and elegant first course that sets the stage for a wonderful evening…easy!” You will need: A special oblong individual dish for each serving is dramatic and beautifully sets the salad A […]

Recipe Challenge Winner: Dark Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Try this “Dessert” category winner, submitted by CellarMaster Patrick Blondin, with our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. “A fabulous and simple, yummy dessert…use your favorite pie filling!” Serves: 8 Prep Time: 40-45 minutes  You will need: A glass or ceramic deep dish pie plate, or square baking pan, buttered on bottom and sides. Flowers, or other decorative element, to […]

Recipe Challenge Winner: Amy’s Crab Cakes With Lime Aioli And Fennel Grapefruit Salad

Try this “Appetizer” category winner, submitted by CellarMaster Amy Weinberg, with our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. “Absolutely delicious cool summer appetizer…the salad is a refreshing compliment to the rich fresh crab!” You will need: Plastic wrap a muffin pan a large flat bottomed skillet Prep Time: 60 minutes, including 30 minutes  for crab cakes to […]

Recipe Challenge Winner: Rib Eye Rolls

This “Main Dish” category winner, submitted by CellarMaster Robert Hopkins, pairs perfectly with our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. “A delicious late summer evening entrée for the grill!” You will need: Butcher’s twine A flat-bottomed grill pan for the outdoor grill (or line the grill grates with foil to catch melting cheese) Plastic wrap, for pounding the […]

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George Blanckensee

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Kali Clark

A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors