Virginia Dare Winery Wine and Food Pairings to Try at Home
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Here at American Field we love building relationships with both our vendors and sponsors. To kick off 2017, we assisted Virginia Dare Winery to create three amazing food and wine parings for you to try!

Out of the Box Virginia Dare Winery Pairing Ideas

South Indian Vegetable Curry with Virginia Dare Chardonnay

We love Indian cuisine, and ever since we got back from Chennai, we’ve been craving the beautifully complex curries that are just as colorful as the sights and sounds of India.

This cauliflower and sweet potato vegetable curry is our perfected take on the authentic flavors from our time visiting the lower coast of India. We paired our curry with Virginia Dare’s Chardonnay. The smoothness of this wine is a lovely textural match with the light use of coconut milk in our curry. 

Baked Ziti with Virginia Dare Pinot Noir

Everyone needs some good comfort food every now and then, and this hearty baked ziti is our slightly more sophisticated take on an old favorite.

It’s a “grown-up” mac & cheese with aromatic basil pesto and a slight kick from perfectly seasoned Italian sausage. For our baked ziti, we chose Virginia Dare’s Pinot Noir. This wine pairs effortlessly with the strong herbal pesto flavors to create an elegant match for our ziti. 

Coconut Lime Chicken with Caprese Farro Salad with Virginia Dare Chardonnay

Lean chicken breasts infused in a zesty coconut-lime marinade over a crisp and light caprese farro salad and topped with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. It’s the perfect dish for a carefree sun-kissed summer day. We paired our coconut lime chicken and caprese farro salad with Virginia Dare’s Chardonnay. The smooth texture of this wine supports the fruity aromas from the lime and cherry tomatoes to bring out the best in this light summery dish. 

Get to know Virginia Dare Winery

The story of the Virginia Dare Winery started when two businessmen known as the Garrett brothers purchased North Carolina’s Medoc Vineyard, which was the state’s first commercial winery started in 1835. The business eventually became Garrett & Company, producing the Virginia Dare wines, which quickly became one of the nation’s top selling wines. With the start of Prohibition in 1919, Garrett & Company was forced to move, first to Brooklyn, New York, and then to Cucamonga, California, where the business transformed into the Virginia Dare Winery. Today Virginia Dare Winery is located in Sonoma County, California and produces award winning Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley.

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