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Cheesy Popovers

It’s the time of year for roasts, stews and hearty soups. A wonderful (and easy) accompaniment to any of the above is this month’s dish – cheesy popovers. Simple ingredients, quickly put together and a crowd pleaser; you can serve this with any Taft Street wine.


  • 1 tablespoon melted butter, plus more for greasing ramekins     
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Generously grease 6 ramekins. Place pans in oven for 2 minutes. Meanwhile mix butter, flour, eggs, milk and salt. Fill ramekins half full and top with grated cheese.
  • Cook 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
Taft Street Tasting Room

Welcome 2020

A real calm has overtaken the winery. Our production facility (winery) has been closed the past two weeks as our cellar staff is enjoying a much need and well deserved post harvest rest. In the meantime, Mike Martini, along with Sue and Jake, are rounding up the year’s books.

Next week it’s back to “normal” with everyone returning. The wines from the 2019 harvest are progressing nicely, and in the next month we will bottle our 2019 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir and 2019 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

Our winter has been about as normal as one gets in California, with plenty of rain (so far) and no real cold spells. Pruning is just getting underway and will continue into March.

This month we will participate in the 28th annual Winter Wineland. Visitors travel from winery to winery in the Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek Valleys; tasting reserve wines, new releases and “special” offerings. This year’s festivities take place on January 18 – 19.

May we suggest the perfect winter getaway? How about a picture perfect land just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, dotted with the world’s tallest trees? A land where some of the world’s best wine is made, and fine restaurants abound. That place is right here – Sonoma County. Come visit us and enjoy the extraordinary.


Mike Tierney
President, Taft Street Winery