Let’s Talk Terroir: The Impact of Terroir on our PreVail Wines

Looking over the valley from the PreVail Vineyards

Have you heard the word “terroir” floating in the wine space, but struggle to fully understand what it means? Let this serve as your crash course. Before long, you’ll have a holistic understanding of terroir and its profound impact on our PreVail wines! What is terroir?Simply put, terroir is a term used to describe all […]

Red Wines For Every Holiday Occasion

Ferrari Carano wines at the table

The holidays have arrived and so have our recommendations for the wines to sip when you’re hosting and what to bring when attending holiday gatherings. For Holiday Meal Prep 2018 Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County Merlot Whether you are a veteran host or a first-timer, the night before your big dinner is sure to be a bit […]

Ferrari-Carano Holiday Gift Boxes to Delight this Season

Cabernet Connoisseur Gift Set, Credit: Ashley Lewis @smashleythegrape

(Cabernet Connoisseur Gift Set, Credit: Ashley Lewis @smashleythegrape) Wine gifts for everyone from your hard-to-shop-for boss and your picky best friend, too. Rest easy, holiday shoppers — our Ferrari-Carano gift box sets are here to take the pressure off of gift-giving this season. As part of Foley Family Wines’ renowned portfolio, Ferrari-Carano wines are included […]

Ferrari-Carano Pizza Pairings

Toast to Pizza

Hectic Week? Ferrari-Carano Wine and Pizza Pairings Will Elevate Your Evening and Excite Your Taste Buds! Classic CheeseA classic for a reason, yet  nobody seems to agree on who makes the ‘best.’ Whether  you’re a purist and prefer only mozzarella, or like to mix it up  with a gooey multi-cheese blend, pour a glass of […]

Ferrari-Carano Sustainable Wines

Certified Susatainable

At Ferrari-Carano, sustainability is part of our DNA. Since 2015, all 24 of our vineyards have earned the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) certification. In 2019, our efforts were further underscored at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, which dubbed the winery the Sustainable Producer of the Year. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a commitment […]

Wine Pairings for Halloween Candy

Cab and Fume with candy

The best sweet treats to trick your palate this Halloween! Who says candy is just for kids? Even if you’re not planning to sport a costume this year, these Halloween candy wine pairing suggestions will dress up your October festivities with an adult spin. Trust us—they’re spookily good!  2020 Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc & Skittles, Starburst […]

Exploring Unconventional Sangiovese Wine Pairings

Those used to matching food with Italian wines like Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino are already familiar with the do’s and don'ts of Sangiovese wine pairings. The same tips apply for pairing food with Sangiovese wines from other regions, like Sonoma County. Here are some of our rules of thumb for developing perfect pairings with our 2019 Ferrari-Carano Sangiovese and our 2018 Siena, which is a blend of Sangiovese, Malbec, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon: 1. Match the prep, not the protein. The old white-wine-with-chicken/red-wine-with-steak adage just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when you think about how many different ways there are to prepare chicken and steak--or fish, tofu, mushrooms, wild game or any other protein, for that matter. Rather than getting hung up on the protein, think about the flavors that really stand out in the dish and try to match those to the flavors in the wine. Our 2018 Siena expresses loads of bright fruit like plum and raspberry that would pair well with similar or complementary elements in a dish. Think outside the box and try it with lamb tagine, grilled chicken with sundried tomato pesto, or this chicken confit with blackberry gastric. 2. Balance acid with fat. Sangiovese-based wines tend to be moderately acidic with a good tannic structure, making them ideal for pairing with meats that have some natural fats. The acidity helps cut the richness of the meat, while the fat helps smooth out the rough edges of the tannins. Think grilled ribeye rubbed with dried Italian herbs and kosher salt. 3. Sangiovese + Tomatoes = Love. With its origins in Tuscany, it’s no wonder that Sangiovese is the perfect partner for tomato-based dishes. For a simple starter that pairs beautifully with Sangiovese, drizzle a generous amount of olive oil into an oven-proof pan, add crushed garlic, high-quality canned tomatoes like San Marzano, and pitted, chopped black olives; then nestle a hunk of feta or chevre in the middle, topped by dried oregano, and bake the whole thing until the cheese starts to brown and the sauce is bubbly and caramelizing around the edges. Serve with generous amounts of crusty bread and a glass of Siena or Ferrari-Carano Sangiovese! For more wine pairing ideas, like good wine to go with pizza, visit our Wine Pairing Page

Those used to matching food with Italian wines like Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino are already familiar with the do’s and don’ts of Sangiovese wine pairings. The same tips apply for pairing food with Sangiovese wines from other regions, like Sonoma County. Here are some of our rules of thumb for developing perfect pairings with […]

Hospitality Expert Sam Sayad Makes Sure Every Visit is Exceptional

Sam Sayad, Estate Director Ferrari Carano

The best is yet to come, as we continue to develop new and exciting experiences for guests! Behind every experience at Ferrari-Carano, there is a team that carefully curates all the details that make each visit to our estate special. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to one of the members of […]

Rosé: Summer’s Super Sipper

Ferrari-Carano Rose and Shrimp Skewers

Just in time for the Summer Solstice, we’re celebrating one of our favorite Ferrari-Carano wines.  Reminiscent of West coast sunsets, Rosé’s eye-catching color and mouth-watering flavors make it the undisputed superstar of summer sipping. Though Rosé’s popularity is undeniable today, it hasn’t always been so widely embraced. Known as “blush” throughout the ‘80s and into […]

Ferrari-Carano’s Summer Picnic Wine Picks

Picnic Setting with Fresh Fruit

Viognier, Emelia’s Cuvée Chardonnay and Dry Rosé are the stars of the season Summertime means picnic season: it’s one of our favorite ways to spend those lazy days of summer. All you need is a blanket, a delicious light spread, and, of course, some wine. We’ve got just the summer wine picks for you to […]