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Recipes

These recipes have proven to pair well with Montemaggiore wines.  Our food pairing tips will give you more ideas for dishes that will work well.

  • Syrah
  • Syrafina
  • Nobile
  • Reserve
  • Rosé
  • 3Divas
  • Olive Oil
Baked Polenta with Mushrooms
January 27, 2015
This rich Italian staple is easy to prepare yet very comforting during the winter months. Serve as a great main course with a simple salad or as an accompaniment for beef stew or braised chicken.
Braised Lamb with Syrah Risotto and Porcini Foam
August 29, 2014
A foolproof way to ensure that a particular dish and a chosen wine go together is to use the wine in the dish you make. This lamb recipe was developed especially for Montemaggiore, and utilizes our Syrah in the risotto—a perfect pairing!
Bucatini Amatriciana
August 31, 2016
The specialty of Amatrice, one of several central Italian towns devastated by the recent 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Made with guanciale, a cured pork cheek whose rich flavors meld with sweet caramelized onions, pairing well with Syrah.
Cedar Plank Salmon with Syrah Butter
July 16, 2014
A tasty grilled salmon for the summertime. The smokey flavor imparted by the cedar plank makes a wonderful pairing with Syrah or Syrafina.
Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin
December 1, 2014
Only three ingredients make up this decadent vegetarian dish. It's spicy-sweet-creamy balance is echoed by the fruit-pepper smoothness of the Syrafina.
Chocolate Pepper Cookies
July 24, 2014
These rich chocolate cookies are a bit time consuming to roll out, but the spices make them oh-so-worthwhile! They follow Montemaggiore's secret of pairing red wine with dessert: something with intense chocolate flavor but not too sweet.
Lamb Burgers with Carmelized Shallots
July 23, 2014
The beauty of this dish is its simplicity, yet uncommonness—it is a sophisticated burger that deserves an elegant wine.
Salsa di Parmigiano
November 12, 2015
An easy and delicious appetizer alongside crusty bread. Extremely versatile also: toss with pasta, dollop on fresh tomatoes, spread on panini. The only downside is that it's quite addicting!
Velouté of Wild Mushrooms
December 3, 2014
A quick and easy starter or main course, this rich soup is a perfect complement to syrah, with the earthy flavors mirrored in both.
Wild Boar Ragù
September 1, 2015
The depth of flavor in this dish is amazing! By pairing it with Syrah, you'll experience the amplification of taste which results from the flavors in the food closely matching those of the wine. Don't be hesitant if you can't source wild boar locally, we provide some sources.
Baked Polenta with Mushrooms
January 27, 2015
This rich Italian staple is easy to prepare yet very comforting during the winter months. Serve as a great main course with a simple salad or as an accompaniment for beef stew or braised chicken.
Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin
December 1, 2014
Only three ingredients make up this decadent vegetarian dish. It's spicy-sweet-creamy balance is echoed by the fruit-pepper smoothness of the Syrafina.
Grilled Sausage and Chicken with Fennel and Lemon
July 22, 2014
One of our favorite summertime dishes, and a crowd-pleaser. If you can find fennel sausage, you'll be making a true Sicilian dish. The fennel and lemon brings out the spice and citrus notes in Montemaggiore's Syrafina.
Velouté of Wild Mushrooms
December 4, 2014
A quick and easy starter or main course, this rich soup is a perfect complement to syrah, with the earthy flavors mirrored in both.
Wild Mushroom & Brie Crostini
August 6, 2014
A delicious but quick appetizer for a crisp fall day. The triple-cream brie makes it extra special. It's even better when made a day ahead of time, allowing the mushroom flavors to develop.
Chocolate Amaretti Torte
February 15, 2013
Voted "Best Dessert Pairing" of Montemaggiore's 2013 Food Pairing Challenge. An easy-to-make dessert whose rich, not-too-sweet, chocolatey goodness pairs well with Montemaggiore's Cabernet-Syrah blend.
Chocolate Pepper Cookies
July 24, 2014
These rich chocolate cookies are a bit time consuming to roll out, but the spices make them oh-so-worthwhile! They follow Montemaggiore's secret of pairing red wine with dessert: something with intense chocolate flavor but not too sweet.
Diane's Chocolate Torte
February 22, 2014
Voted "Best Dessert Pairing" of Montemaggiore's 2014 Food Pairing Challenge. The secret to its richness is high quality chocolate while the secret to its lightness is the whipped egg whites.
Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins
April 22, 2015
Chocolate and cherries with Cabernet and Syrah, a pairing made in heaven! These muffins are rich and tender, with deep chocolate and cherry flavor. You'll want them for breakfast or a snack or dessert or all the time.
Osso Buco with Basil Gremolata
July 17, 2014
An Italian wintertime classic, Osso Buco is a great dish for dinner parties because it can be made ahead of time, and fills your home with wonderful aromas. The earthy flavors pair well with the Syrah while the full body and silky texture makes it a match for the Nobile.
Braised Lamb with Syrah Risotto and Porcini Foam
August 29, 2014
A foolproof way to ensure that a particular dish and a chosen wine go together is to use the wine in the dish you make. This lamb recipe was developed especially for Montemaggiore, and utilizes our Syrah in the risotto—a perfect pairing!
Chocolate Pepper Cookies
July 24, 2014
These rich chocolate cookies are a bit time consuming to roll out, but the spices make them oh-so-worthwhile! They follow Montemaggiore's secret of pairing red wine with dessert: something with intense chocolate flavor but not too sweet.
Osso Buco with Basil Gremolata
July 17, 2014
An Italian wintertime classic, Osso Buco is a great dish for dinner parties because it can be made ahead of time, and fills your home with wonderful aromas. The earthy flavors pair well with the Syrah while the full body and silky texture makes it a match for the Nobile.
Wild Boar Ragú
September 1, 2015
The depth of flavor in this dish is simply amazing! By pairing it with Syrah, you'll experience the amplification of taste which results from the flavors in the food closely matching those of the wine. Don't be hesitant if you can't source wild boar locally, we provide sources.
Chilled Zucchini Soup
June 2, 2015
This creamy, chilled summer soup is sure to delight both your family and friends (while using up the excess zucchini from your garden).
Grilled Sausage and Chicken with Fennel and Lemon
July 22, 2014
One of our favorite summertime dishes, and a crowd-pleaser. If you can find fennel sausage, you'll be making a true Sicilian dish. The fennel and lemon brings out the spice and citrus notes in Montemaggiore's Syrafina, bu this also pairs well with rosé.
Halloumi and Vegetable Kebobs
July 23, 2014
These kebabs become special with the addition of halloumi, a cheese from Cypress that browns beautifully on the grill without making a gooey mess. The essence of rosemary in the olive oil that is brushed on, makes this a great pairing for the Montemaggiore Rosé or really any syrah-based wine.
Rosé Sangria
June 8, 2015
A refreshing, sparkling twist on the traditional Spanish drink, whether you use Montemaggiore Rosé or a cheaper dry rosé.
Umbrian Flatbread
September 14, 2014
Flatbreads are a popular snack throughout Italy, and were the precursors to pizza. In Umbria, they are called torta di testo, being cooked on a special stone on coals in the fireplace, cut in half, and filled with prosciutto and cheese.
Chilled Zucchini Soup
June 2, 2015
This creamy, chilled summer soup is sure to delight both your family and friends (while using up the excess zucchini from your garden).
Pasta al Limone
September 3, 2018
Although lemons grow all over Italy, they are the most delicious from Naples and the Amalfi Coast, where this recipe originates. Pasta al Limone is perfect for spring and summer, but also for stretching out the "warm weather" feeling into the fall. Alongside a glass of 3Divas (with a splash for the pan), a perfect meal is made.
Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa
July 23, 2014
An easy and delicious dish that could be made with many types of mild, white fish including snapper and orange roughy. The salsa makes it quite special, and it's a great match for the tropical flavors in 3Divas.
White Rhône Cocktail
May 16, 2017
A refreshing, low-alcohol wine cocktail perfect for the spring and summertime. Includes Montemaggiore 3Divas or Delizia with a splash of saffron bitters as counterpoint
Olive Rosemary Bread
July 14, 2014
World's easiest and most delicious bread recipe. Crisp crust, moist inside and fills your house with its wonderful aroma. Prep for 20 minutes the night before, and bake for an hour in the morning. You'll become addicted!
Salsa di Parmagiano
November 12, 2015
An easy and delicious appetizer alongside crusty bread. Extremely versatile also: toss with pasta, dollop on fresh tomatoes, spread on panini. The only downside is that it's quite addicting!