Recipes from Your Friends at Amista

We hope you enjoy these recipes that pair beautifully with our Amista wines. They are favorites of the Amista team, our club members and local chefs.

Amista Sparkling Blanc de Blanc

Hallie's Sea Scallops with Grapefruit & Avocado

Thanks to Hallie, wine club member from Oakland and incredible home chef, for this elegant yet simple first course that is sure to impress.

Serve with Amista Blanc de Blanc

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Bacon and Potato Bombs

Chef Katharine Browning made these tasty bacon and potato bites for our Sparkling Holidays Party in December and everyone loved them!

Serve with Amista Blanc de Blanc

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Amista Sparkling Syrah

Chef Shari's Curried Chicken Tartlets

How about something different for your holiday parties?  This is a delicious and unique appetizer, and when paired with Amista Sparkling Syrah, it becomes a truly festive combination.

Serve with Amista Sparkling Syrah

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Mike's Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus is hard to pair with wine but Amista Sparkling Syrah is so versatile, it makes this dish shine.

Serve with Amista Sparkling Syrah

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Amista Cabernet Sauvignon

Larri Ann's Strip Steak with Argula Pesto

One of my favorites!

Serve with Amista Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vicky's Oven Fired Portobellos with Creamy Polenta

This dish was created by Rosso for Wine and Food Affair at Amista, 2014. The Portobellos are roasted in a wood fired oven, which most people don't have, so I created a version for a regular oven.

Serve with Amista Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon

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Amista Chardonnay

Vicky’s Butternut Squash Soup

This is super easy to make (good thing for me) and makes a beautiful first course or a lovely lunch when served with a green salad.

Serve with Amista Chardonnay

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Judy’s Seared Scallops with Tarragon Butter

Thanks to friends and neighbors Judy and EJ for sharing this recipe.  Judy says, "I had to send this recipe.  We served it with your chardonnay and it was heavenly!"

Serve with Amista Chardonnay

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Mike’s Sole Piccata

This is a classic French dish but oh so easy and quick to prepare. Vicky loves the tangy lemon and capers in the sauce.

Pair with Amista Chardonnay

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Larri Ann's Risotto with Spring Vegetables

We have such beautiful farm fresh vegetables in Sonoma in the springtime, I just can't resist putting them into one of my favorite dishes - risotto.

Serve with Amista Vineyards Chardonnay

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Amista Syrah

Mike's Amista Syrah Braised Short Ribs

A very tender bite sized beef rib in a rich and hearty French inspired beef and red wine sauce.  Serve alone or over sour cream mashed potatoes. We love this dish on a chilly Winter evening.

Serve with Amista Syrah

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Chef John's Cassoulet Soup Amista

Cassoulet is a rich, hearty, satisfying dish.  I created this version in soup form for Amista's featured pairing at Wine and Food Affair in 2010.

Serve with Amista Syrah

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Amista Tres (GSM Blend)

Ashley's Favorite Pot Roast

This dish is versatile and family friendly, but my favortite part about it?  How well it pairs with Tres!

Serve with Amista Tres

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Amista Zinfandel

Dorothy's Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This is healthy yet Zinfully delicious - a great food and wine conversation piece at every dinning table!

Serve with Amista Zinfandel

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