Californian Wine is Thicker Than Water
Let’s throw it back 20 years. In 1999, Andréa and I met for the first time. No longer were we separated by the 7,000 miles between California and New Zealand. In 2005, Andréa and I began importing wine from New Zealand and then we moved our focus on different aspects in the wine industry. It was a long journey, and it wasn’t until 2016 when we started McBride Sisters Wines, proving that blood (and wine) is thicker than water.
Monterey, California has always been my home and is a source of my love of wine. As you probably know, California makes about 90% of all American wine. The state’s ideal growing conditions are determined by its size and diversity of soils and climates. Over 110 varieties of wine grapes are grown in California, including the flavorful fruit used to make our 2020 McBride Sisters Collection Red Blend. This 2020 Red Blend is a mix of Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec and Petite Sirah from vineyards in Paso Robles and Monterey County.
McBride Sisters Collection 2020 Red Blend
A Californian spring is the best spring. The sun is out and so are the lupines and poppies. It’s also the beginning of the backyard BBQ-ing season. Open a bottle of our 2020 McBride Sisters Collection Red Blend, the perfect wine that has a peppery and herbal finish to pair with a juicy steak.
Try Chef Mimi’s Wontons Stuffed with Flank Steak, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese Garnished with Red Bell Peppers recipe paired with our McBride Sisters Collection 2020 Red Blend. The earthy flavor of the mushrooms, tender steak, and creamy goat cheese complement the velvety, richness of the Red Blend. Why limit this dish to the appetizer portion of the evening? Honestly, it could be a full meal!
Visit our Wine Shop to purchase a bottle of McBride Sisters Collection 2020 Red Blend.
Chef Mimi’s Wontons Stuffed with Flank Steak, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese Garnished with Red Bell Peppers
- 24 wonton wrappers
- 1 cup of goat cheese,
- 1 lb mushrooms
- 1 lb flank steak
- Red bell pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
- Spray a mini muffin pan with olive oil spray.
- Place the small wonton wrappers in the muffin pan cups. Line the cups against the wall of the muffin cups with your fingers. Spray oil on wontons.
- Place in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cups are formed.
- Let cool for 5 or more minutes then remove the cups.
Goat Cheese Mixture
- Mix the goat cheese with mushrooms, garlic salt, and pepper to taste, then place in the refrigerator until the steak is done.
- Sear flank steak to your liking (preferably medium) and season with salt to taste.
- Thinly slice the flank steak and set aside.
- Fill the cups with the goat cheese mixture, then top with flank steak.
- Garnish with red bell peppers.
We Work Best In Pairs
It can be daunting to choose a complementary pairing that heightens both the wine and dish. Don’t worry, we got you! Red Blends comprised of Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec, and Petite Sirah like our 2020 Red Blend work fabulously with the following:
- Red meat (steak, lamb, pork, duck)
- Cured meat (chorizo, prosciutto, pancetta)
- Roasted root vegetables
- Dessert (dark chocolate, berries)
A bottle of McBride Sisters Collection 2020 Red Blend is not enough? Want more to share? Come visit our Wine Club and enjoy with your beloved families and friends.
Now get creating!
SHE CAN: Embrace the can, empower her path! — McBride Sisters Wines
You’ve seen our Instagram teasers and read our Wine Down Wednesday newsletter, but in case you missed it, we’re excited to welcome our newest Sisters, SHE CAN Wines, into the family!
2018 SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc by The McBride Sisters comes from Marlborough, New Zealand. This Sauvignon Blanc is perfect if you’re in the mood for a crisp, tropical bevvy. You’ll notice a careful balance of passion fruit, fresh kiwi, and white fig. Juicy citrus notes tie the flavors together and linger on the tongue.
Our 2018 SHE CAN Rosé by the McBride Sisters is a blend of Pinot Noir (45%), Merlot (32%), and Zinfandel (23%) from the Central Coast of California. We’ve created a dry wine with the refreshing flavors of white raspberry, orange and mandarin zests compliment the chalky earth notes. This Rosé has us feeling ever so sophisticated.
Try our cans on their own or mix it up with wine cocktails. See our recipe below!
SHE CAN…And She Does!
We’ve created “The McBride Sisters SHE CAN Professional Development Fund” to promote the advancement of women in the wine industry. Our fund will provide scholarships to women across the industry whose career goals can be advanced by professional development programs in any sector of our industry. Why? Because the wine industry is no longer a boy’s club, but it’s still not a level playing field. Women make up less than 10% of head winemakers and winery owners, even though there are more women with enology degrees than men. Let’s close this gap because we know #SHECAN!
We will begin accepting applications for scholarships on April 1st, 2019! Yes, SHE CAN!
Picnic weather is finally here and we’re SO relieved. There couldn’t be a better way to celebrate spring than to sit on a sun-warmed blanket with wine-in-hand. Icy cocktails pair perfectly with warm weather. Want to change up your sangria game? Give our fresh SHE CAN Rosé Sangria a try! Want more to share? Come visit our Wine Club and enjoy with your beloved families and friends!
** The McBride Sisters SHE CAN Professional Development Fund Scholarship Applications will be open on April 1st, 2019. **