When you come to Yountville for the best wine tasting experience of the Napa Valley you might want to have a little nibble to accompany our exceptional wines. To keep up with the new appearance of our tasting room (if you have not seen it yet, please stop by for a tasting!), we are offering some food pairing options that can either be enjoyed in our tasting room with our wines, or taken to your home or out on a picnic. We have teamed up with our friends at La Saison to curate a selection of cheeses, chips, nuts, and savory shortbreads to highlight Hill Family Estate Wines. The folks at La Saison have also brought in a selection of the best artificial flowers we have ever seen, so you can grab a bouquet to go along with your wine and cheese!
We have brought in two outstanding California cheeses: Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company’s Point Reyes Toma and Central Coast Creamery’s Holey Cow.
The first, Point Reyes Toma, is a semi-hard cow’s milk cheese. It is delicious on its own, especially when paired with the Hill Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay, and can bring a gratin or a sandwich to the next level. It features a beguiling complexity, with a buttery richness that balances a grassy tang. If melted, say, in a California style raclette, the Hill Family Estate Cuvée Charlotte would pair beautifully with it.
The second, the Central Coast Creamery’s Holey Cow is another semi-hard cow’s milk cheese with a nutty flavor reminiscent of a Swiss Emmental cheese. A natural with the Hill Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc, this is another cheese that is quite versatile.
All of this cheese talk is well and good, but sometimes one must have the perfect potato chips, and the Torres Black Truffle Potato Chips are the perfect chip to pair with wine, especially our 2021 Saltonstall Vineyard Pinot Noir. The rich earthiness of this Petaluma Gap pinot seems made for the heady perfume of black truffle and potatoes.
If, however, you have your heart set on the Hill Family Estate Clarke Vineyard Syrah, then La Saison’s own award-winning Roasted Almonds are calling your name. Seasoned to perfection with hickory smoked sea salt and herbes de provence, These almonds will bring the pop to your picnic that will make for a truly memorable afternoon.
La Saison’s savory shortbreads, with a hint of sweetness paired with sophisticated adult aromas, such as lavender or mocha make these perfect for enjoying with a glass of wine. Come in to find the particular magic combination with Hill Family Estate Wines.