The Glorious Life

A Note from Mike Crumly – Spring in the Vineyards

Our VP of Production, Mike Crumly, gives us a the inside scoop about Spring in the vineyards: Cane Pruned Vine at Budbreak “Spring is here! The vines are waking up after a long wet winter. The vineyard crew finished the winter task of pruning just a few weeks ago; nature imposes deadlines. The moment the last […]

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Bacon Gremolata Scallop Spoons

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Kadija Bridgewater This glorious appetizer from Kadija Bridgewater, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This dish melts in your mouth with flavors of garlic, lemon, and bacon! The toasty finish combined with the citrus notes of the wine blend with the dishes salty and […]

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Seared Scallops in Lemon & Thyme Brown Butter Sauce With Crispy Potatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes and Avocado

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Mike Hultquist This glorious appetizer from Mike Hultquist, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This dish is not only beautiful to look at but it is also bursting with flavor. The pear and citrus notes of the wine pair well with the avocado […]

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Shrimp, Zucchini, Corn Fritters with Spicy Tomato Jam, Lime Crema and Crispy Prosciutto Chip

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Mary Souchek This glorious appetizer from Mary Souchek, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This salty and creamy appetizer is a zesty combination. The bright citrus and floral flavors of the Sonoma Brut pair well with this creation. Ingredients Fritters 2 cups shredded zucchini […]

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Spicy Cheese & Quackers (Goat Cheese and Duck Liver Mousse Crostini with Figs and Fizzy Aguachile)

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Davon Hatchett Robinson This glorious appetizer from Davon Hatchett Robinson, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This delicious gourmet rendition of a traditional “cheese and crackers” has all of the flavors you want, salty, spicy, sweet, tangy, creamy and savory. The jalapeño and […]

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Bubbly Manchego Funnel Cakes w/ Charred Onion Mascarpone, Jamon and Blackberry Jalapeno Mostarda

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Leah Lyon This glorious appetizer from Leah Lyon, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This fried funnel cake with a little bit of a jalapeño kick has a great combination of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors. The citrus notes of the wine […]

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