Sauteed Turkey & Meyer Lemon

This relatively easy dish takes advantage of the abundance of lemons available this time of year. It also has in its favor the ability to go well with either Taft Street Russian River Chardonnay or Taft Street Russian River Pinot Noir.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless turkey breast, cut in strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 stalk minced rosemary leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Meyer lemons
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped


  1. Mix turkey with a tablespoon oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Thinly slice lemons, removing seeds as you go. Place in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Bring pot of water to boil, add sugar and salt. Simmer lemons for 3 minutes, drain and pat dry.
  3. Heat fry pan with remaining oil; add lemons for a minute, onion for 2 minutes, then garlic for 1 minute. Reserve.
  4. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink (4 – 5 minutes); add lemon-onion mixture and cook for another 5 minutes.

Serves 6

Winter Break

There has been a temporary break in a weather system that has brought Northern California its wettest winter in years. The rains are due back tonight; and the rivers, lakes and reservoirs will remain at capacity. Little damage has resulted and flooding has been minor for the most part.

The results of the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition have been released, and once again Taft Street did just fine. Our 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir won a DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL; our 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay won a GOLD MEDAL; our 2015 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc won a GOLD MEDAL; and our 2014 Alexander Valley Merlot and 2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Garagistes won SILVER MEDALS. The wines will be poured at a public tasting at Fort Mason in San Francisco on Saturday, February 18th.

In the Tasting Room the big event in February is Sweet 116, a promotion with our winery neighbors on nearby Route 116.  The event takes place on Saturday, February 11th, and we will mark the occasion by releasing our 2016 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir. After that, we gear up for the Wine Road’s annual Barrel Tasting, which begins this year on the first weekend in March. Soon thereafter we will begin an updating of our Tasting Room patio and picnic area – in time for the summer season (we hope).

Typically there is a span in February where we enjoy spring/summertime weather. It’s a great time to visit wine country – green hills and no crowds. Come see us at the Tasting Room; we’ll take care of you.


Mike Tierney
President, Taft Street Winery