Entries by Taft Street

Korean BBQ Short Ribs

This weekend we are taking part Grill 116, a BBQ at Taft Street and neighboring wineries. Here’s what we have cooking. INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup soy sauce 1 12 oz can pear juice ¼ cup sesame oil 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger Salt and pepper 2 ½ pounds cross cut, bone-in beef ribs […]

Springtime in Sonoma

The soggiest winter in years has left the green hills awash in wildflowers – truly breathtaking!  As the weather warms and the vines start their annual cycle we find hope in the start of yet another vintage. The pace has definitely picked up in the cellar, as some wines are being prepared for bottling, while […]

Gravlax (Cured Salmon)

I am currently emptying my freezer as I prepare for my annual fishing trip to Alaska. I am stuck with the enviable predicament of having too much salmon. Here is an easy and delicious way to solve that problem. INGREDIENTS: 1 teaspoon pepper, roughly cracked 1 cup dill, chopped 3 ounces coarse sea salt 4 […]

Robert Parker Wine Advocate – April 2019

We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 Russian River Valley Skikos Vineyard Pinot Noir was awarded 92+ points from Robert Parker Wine Advocate.  From Issue No. 242: The 2017 Pinot Noir Skikos Vineyard is pale to medium ruby with a nose of citrus peel, dried flowers, saline and dusty earth with a blueberries, black berries and black cherry core. It’s light to medium-bodied and […]

A Little Street Music 2019

A Little Street Music continues with our eighth season at Taft Street Winery. Join us Sunday’s starting in May for great local music and wonderful wines. May 26 – Bottle Shock June 9 – Volker Strifler Band June 23 – Soul Fuse July 7 – Tom Rigney & Flambeau July 21 – The Pulsators August […]

Happy 37th To Us!

As is the case every April Fools’ Day, we celebrate our existence in this strange and wonderful business. Making quality wine for our family and friends has always been a pleasure, and we don’t plan any changes. Even if winter continues way longer than it should around here. March was wet and April promises a […]

Hearty Frittata

As we inch our way towards warmer weather our attention turns to casual dining. Here is a dish that can be served anytime/anyplace; equally appropriate from morning til evening. INGREDIENTS: 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic, minced 1 small shallot, diced black pepper 4 cups cooked greens (spinach, kale….), chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice salt […]

Pasta Alla Amatriciana

During the rainy season (and it has been rainy!) comfort food is required. A simple pasta with baguette and Taft Street wine is all that’s needed on a blustery winter’s evening. COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: ½ pound quality bacon, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion diced 1 pound pasta (bucatini or fettucine work well) […]