Recipe Courtesy of

Clif Family Winery at Velo Vino

Velo Vino has become a Mecca for cyclists, who stop for maps of local bike trails and tips on routes to Clif Family Farm on Howell Mountain.

Clif Family Winery - Jeannie’s Bruschetta

Bruschetta, an antipasto from Italy, is simple, yet can be very satisfying if you have good extra virgin olive oil.

Servings: 5-8
Pair With: Pair with the Clif Family Winery at Velo Vino “The Climber” Red.
Source: Courtesy of Clif Family Winery


several tomatoes - preferably an assortment of color

2 cloves of garlic

several basil leaves

sea salt

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

1 baguette


Chop several tomatoes - preferably an assortment of color. Finely chop two cloves of garlic and add to the tomatoes. Snip several basil leaves and add. Sprinkle with sea salt, (I like the coarse kind) Gently mix all ingredients with a generous pour of olive oil and a smaller portion of balsamic vinegar (about one part olive oil, to a one half vinegar) It is really to each person's taste, so adjust accordingly) Slice a baguette. Toast in the oven to crisp. Once the bread cools, spread a thin layer of goat cheese, the creamier style the better. Top with tomato mixture and garnish with some additional basil slivers Let the bruschetta sit for a few minutes before serving so the bread underneath gets a chance to soften a bit and the flavors meld together.



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