Some of the best wineries in Yountville offer a wine and food pairing option to enjoy during your tasting experience. One pairing that makes Hill Family Estate stand out from other Napa Valley wineries is wine and sweets pairing. In particular Hill Family offers wine and cookie pairing options.
What Are Cookies?
Some say cookies are a miniature version of cake. Others believe they are sweet delights or indulgences that you don’t feel overly guilty about eating. Some like cookies chewy and soft with a balance of sweet and salty on the finish. The actual definition of a cookie is wide-ranging. A cookie is any flour-based sweet cake that can easily be held in your hand. Cookies can either be crisp or soft, thick, or thin. Cookies have many different textures, flavors, shapes, and sizes. But they are also a shelf stable cost-effective delightful confection.
Savory Or Sweet?
Who says you can’t have a savory and a sweet cookie? It’s not all about the sugar! Our Stewart Ranch Pinot Noir could be paired nicely with a soft chewy cookie made with brown butter, brown sugar and bacon. The Windy Flats Zinfandel could be served with a Speculaas cookie, while our Reserve Chardonnay pairs well with Ethiopian kale and pecorino shortbread. A combination of a small dusted Espelette coconut curry macaron would be a flavor explosion when paired with a floral, tart Albariño!
What Are We Doing Different?
The last thing guests want during their Napa wine tasting adventure in Napa Valley is another cheese plate. Although cheese is wonderful with wine, at times it’s overdone in wine country. Cookies can bring a uniqueness to the guest experience which is why Hill Family Estate is offering a unique pairing of savory and sweet cookies paired with wine. The pairing features local ingredients from the Hill Family Farm, which is located a few miles down the road from the tasting room and winery locations.
To secure a reservation for the cookie pairing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-944-9580. The price is $75/guest and includes 5 different cookies paired with 5 different wines. This experience lasts 60-90 minutes and is offered daily from 11am-5pm.