Appetizers

Cellar360 Prosciutto & Pears

A simple, yet elegant appetizer featuring ripe pears.

Hummus With Crunchy Pita Appetizer

Jazz up store-bought hummus with cucumber, sundried tomatoes, almonds and sesame seeds.

Candied Pecans

Crunchy, sweet roasted pecans are great for wine tasting nibbles or to toss on salads and soups.

Roasted Eggplant Appetizer

Enjoy this slow roasted eggplant and tomato appetizer as a prelude to your meal or accompaniment to a wine tasting, with bread or crackers.

Smoked Whitefish Spread

Looking for an appetizer or nibbles for a wine tasting? Try this easy and quick smoked whitefish spread.

Tama's Mushroom Paté

This is a light spread for bread or crackers with very little fat and loads of mellow mushroom taste.

Beef Stuffed Eggplant With Spicy Tomato Sauce

These tasty tapas-style eggplants can be an appetizer, an entrée or the hit at your Superbowl party.

Tama's Caramelized Onion and Gruyère Tarts

Sweet caramelized onions complement the nutty, slightly salty taste of Gruyère. Enjoy as an appetizer course or with a tasting of pinot noirs.

Barking Frog at Willows Lodge Grand Marnier Prawns

Crispy, succulent prawns in a creamy Grand Marnier sauce are easy and elegant.

Windward Vineyard Rustic Nut Tart

The rustic appearance of this nut tart creation by Maggie adds to the charm. A tasty dessert, side or appetizer for a Pinot Noir tasting.

Tama's Roasted Beet and Cucumber Appetizer

Sweet roasted beets and crunchy cucumber make a visually appealing and healthful appetizer. The recipe includes an option for dairy-free preparation and an option for goat cheese lovers.

Appetizer of Figs Stewed in Red Wine

Serve these fig tarts and everyone will want the recipe.

Buttonwood Farm Winery  Roasted and Herbed Almonds

This versatile recipe is fun for experimentation! Try different kinds of herbs on these toasted almonds to see how they pair with different Buttonwood wines.

 

 

Buttonwood Farm Winery Chevre with Oregano and Garlic

The appetizing aroma of fresh garlic and oregano will whet your appetite for a creamy goat cheese spread perfect for an appetizer course with crackers, or for a cheese course.

Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill Lemon Kale Pesto

This fabulous twist on a traditional pesto uses kale instead of basil and pecans instead of pine nuts for a healthy and tasty spread great with toasted bread and a refreshing glass of white wine.

Gloria Ferrer Ahi Tuna and Cucumber Appetizer

The clean Japanese flavors of “maguro” sushi are brought together in this dazzling appetizer. A sesame-soy marinade lifts the tuna flavors, and the wasabi (horseradish) and pickled ginger give these delectable rollups a real punch.

Harney Lane Winery Grilled Oysters with Spicy Chorizo and Shallot Vinegar

Fire up the grill and enjoy oysters paired with spicy sausage. Cool the heat with a chilled glass of dry white wine, like the handcrafted Harney Lane Winery Albarino.

Gustafson Family Vineyards Dungeness Crab Salad

So easy to make, and so delicious, this crab salad appetizer impresses with its fresh flavors.

Dolphin Bay Eggplant Relish

Eggplant and Mediterranean flavors combine to make a tasty twist to the usual party salsa.

Gloria Ferrer Lobster Salad Scoops

Another fabulous recipe from Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards: canapes made with endive leaves and tender lobster in a creamy, lemony sauce spiked with Dijon mustard. Terrific with a crisp white, like the sparkling Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut.

Halloween Bones and Eyeballs Appetizer

For Halloween: Spook your friends with this "bloodbath" of marinara sauce, bread "bones" to gnaw on, and Mozarella and olive "eyeballs". Especially bewitching with a bold red wine.

River Terrace Inn Mediterranean Chicken and Fig Pops

Chef Jordan C. Mackey of Cuvée at the River Terrace Inn dresses up chicken beautifully with a sweet/sour fig jam. Bite into these beauties for a burst of warm fig flavor.

Ledson Hotel Roasted Pear with Bleu Cheese & Candied Walnuts

The sharpness of the bleu cheese is the perfect compliment to the rich sweetness of the roasted pear and candied walnuts, making this a most decadent appetizer.

The Allison Inn & Spa’s Oregon Albacore Poke

The sweet tang of ginger and the deliciously smooth texture of albacore and avocado, all combined with the satisfying crunch of lavosh crisps, makes this gourmet appetizer a tantalizing treat.

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