Frey Wine Tasting + French Mediterranean inspired spread

I hosted a delicious wine tasting earlier this month & was very happy to feature Frey Wine wines! 


4 of Frey Vineyards wines were featured:

2014 Biodynamic Chardonnay

2014 Organic Agriculturist Blanc

2014 Organic Sangiovese

2014 Organic Petite Sirah

This Redwood Valley, CA based winery is the first & largest all-organic winery in America & produces all their wines free of harmful pesticides & added sulfites. The farm uses biodynamic practices, ‘restoring vitality to the soil’ in a ‘self sustaining ecosystem, using special composting methods & specific planting times.’ All of their wines are also all vegan & free of gluten! I’ve enjoyed reading the literature about Frey Vineyards & sharing the taste of their lovely wines.


Chevre-esque with Sundried Tomatoes, Basil & Balsamic Vinaigrette (above)

I was also very excited to feature Divine Treasures cheeses at this tasting. Divine Treasures is a vegan chocolate & cheese shop & their delicious cashew based cheeses were a perfect complement to Frey’s lovely wines.


Herbs de Provence Chevre-esque


Cheeses of the Chevre-esque sampler (my favorite!)



The appetizer spread was French Mediterranean inspired & I used several recipes from the wonderful ‘A Vegan Taste of France’ by Linda Majzlik

*Tapenade (recipe from ‘A Vegan Taste of France’)

*Escarole salad

*Walnut Vinaigrette (recipe from ‘A Vegan Taste of France’)

*Mustard & Tarragon Dressing (recipe from ‘A Vegan Taste of France’)

*Grilled Provence Tomatoes (recipe from ‘A Vegan Taste of France’)

*Farro Risotto with Parsley





 I loved developing these pairings & hosting a wonderful night of good wine, food & company!  Looking forward to more!