Chantilly Chardonnay

Chantilly is an attractive Chablis-style wine, pale gold, with floral aromas of white peach, lemon and butterscotch.

A golden color with a soft, flirtatious yet complex floral aroma. A round mouth feel with flavors of white peach, honey and cinnamon and then a subtle fruity finish.

Made from Clone 809, one of the Musqué clones of Dijon producing a wonderful floral counterpart to our existing Amourette Chardonnay.

Our goal is always to produce the best wine possible and this starts with using the best fruit which means using the correct varietal for the terroir. You may know you want to plant Chardonnay, but which Chardonnay?

Within each grape variety there are several, sometimes many, different clones to choose from so clone selection is an important part of viticulture. Clones are like siblings, they are closely related but each has its own personality and Chardonnay is a big family with more than 40 different clones.

Our Chantilly Chardonnay is Dijon clone 809 grown on 039-16 rootstock, requiring a growing site where the days are warm and evenings are cool, perfect for our vineyards in Dry Creek Valley.

This clone produces a more aromatic Chardonnay with rich, musk-like, floral characteristics and we have taken it towards being a beautiful Chablis.

The winemaking technique includes barrel fermentation in a matrix of one, two and three-year-old French oak barrels, located in a cool temperature barrel room.

The wine was fermented "sur lees" with battonage in the traditional Burgundian style, followed by malolactic fermentation, resulting in a wonderfully complex floral bouquet complemented with a richness on the palate.

Originally called Amoureux (fr:/ lovers), to accompany our Amourette (fr:/ little love affair), we felt the names were too close and caused confusion so we changed the name to Chantilly in 2010.

Chantilly ~ Bill made Chantilly [shan-til'-ee] especially for Dawn. The name refers to a town in France where fine lace is made for wedding veils and also refers to sweetened whipped cream, so Bill made Chantilly for "his sweet bride".

Apple, Bacon & Onion Flatbread

Apple, Bacon & Onion Flatbread

Sweet caramelized onions and apples, smokey bacon and creamy Fromage Blanc on a naan flatbread. This caramelized onion, apple and bacon flatbread pizza is a delicious meal or appetizer for the thin crust pizza lover.

Asian Influenced Seared Salmon

Asian Influenced Seared Salmon

Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat as it contains omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals and some studies suggest it may help reduce the chance of developing heart disease and Alzheimers. Salmon is easy to prepare, Its mild, sweet flavor and smooth, buttery texture of salmon make it easy to eat often so marinades and glazes will give salmon dishes diversity.

Beurre Blanc Sauce with VerJus

Beurre Blanc Sauce with VerJus

Beurre blanc, or white butter, is a classic and delicious French wine and butter sauce. Versatile and simple to make, beurre blanc has a light texture and rich flavor that goes great with different types of seafood. A fantastic sauce to really dress up shrimp, seared scallops, pork or roasted chicken.

Braised Chicken Thighs in Curry and Yogurt

Braised Chicken Thighs in Curry and Yogurt

A good curry is warming and satisfying and this particular recipe melds flavors that would lead you to believe that the dish has been simmering for hours. Actually, the whole thing takes a little over a half hour to make, ending in a creamy curry rich with the tang of Greek-style yogurt, a truly flavorful dish, mildly spicy, with just enough heat to add interest.

Carrot Soup with Crab Meat

Carrot Soup with Crab Meat

This elegant carrot soup could be prepared ahead of time, then reheated with the crab meat prepared just before serving. The crab meat will be soft and flaky but if you prefer more substance in the meat you may substitute lobster or chopped cooked shrimp instead of the crab.

Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric

Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric

Cauliflower Soup, it’s brothy, savory, creamy and delicious. It makes a gentle start to a heavier meal, or serve it with crusty bread for a light dinner.

Champagne Battered Cauliflower Fritters with Amchur Sauce

Champagne Battered Cauliflower Fritters with Amchur Sauce

The Champagne is light and fizzy and using it in the batter makes these fritters light, crunchy and delicious and the sweet and sour combination of the Amchur mango chutney sauce plays well, especially paired with a Williamson Chardonnay

Chardonnay Chicken Legs with Marjoram

Chardonnay Chicken Legs with Marjoram

The pungent marjoram in the creamy sauce for this crisp-skinned chicken might seem like it would overwhelm the delicate Chardonnay flavors but our lightly oaked Chardonnay can stand up to foods with strong flavors like fresh herbs.

Chicken & Creamy Garlic Sauce

Chicken & Creamy Garlic Sauce

An easy and very tasty way to perk up your mid-week menu. The sauce is to die for, very creamy and a sure win for garlic lovers.

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

This is a delicious rice dish often reserved for very special occasions such as weddings. It normally has a lengthy preparation, but the pre-mixed Herbie's Spices take a lot of the work out of the preparation and the result is definitely worthwhile.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Cordon Bleu is a French term literally translated as “blue ribbon”. It is used as a measure of cooking excellence and has also been applied to this dish of breaded and sautéed chicken, ham and Swiss cheese.

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

A bowl of creamy comfort that brings memories of summertime ,vacations and happiness, shared with friends and family.

Filet Mignon with Dijonnaise

Filet Mignon with Dijonnaise

Tender meat, dripping in melting cream-sweet, honey-soft Dijonnaise that contrasts but complements the meat in flavor and texture.

Gazpacho Verde

Gazpacho Verde

Made from Honeydew melon this is a variation on a simple recipe that also receives a lift from the spiced prawns and a great finish from the yogurt and Chardonnay. It's great for a hot summer day, and is a refreshing change from regular gazpacho as our Amourette or Chantilly Chardonnay reveals the prawns.

Grilled Salmon, Mustard Dill Glaze

Grilled Salmon, Mustard Dill Glaze

This glaze will compliment rather than overwhelm the salmon. Pair this dish with fresh, grilled asparagus for a complete meal. The Chardonnay will bring the pure salmon flavor to the surface in the mouth as a pleasant surprise.

Herb Butter Roast Chicken

Herb Butter Roast Chicken

Nothing beats an easy to prepare roast chicken! Especially when roasted with garlic, butter, and our special Chicken BBQ and Roast Rub.

Holiday Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Holiday Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Holidays do not have to be a lot of work. This super quick and easy dish is a standard for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner, but it’s a perfect side dish for any meal, any time of the year.

Hot Crab Cakes

Hot Crab Cakes

The secret to crab cakes is to use mostly crab and not filler. These cakes have some heat to deliver a little "kick" as you enjoy them.

Moroccan Chicken, Apricot and Olive Relish

Moroccan Chicken, Apricot and Olive Relish

One of the advantages of cooking our recipes is that you will experience dishes and flavors you may never have otherwise tried. Perhaps something that would challenge your palate, something with bold new flavors never tried before. This chicken, apricots and olives qualifies as a delicious change of taste.

Pan Roasted Salmon, Dukkah & Beet Creme Fraiche

Pan Roasted Salmon, Dukkah & Beet Creme Fraiche

Tender fresh salmon fillets, pan-roasted with DawnzNutz roasted mixture including coriander seed, nuts, cumin seeds, salt and black pepper, complemented with the creme fraiche, beetroot powder and lemon juice that stud each creamy bite. A simple stunner, easy on the eyes and the heart.

Pasta Al Limone

Pasta Al Limone

A combination of lemon zest and juice gives this dish a beautiful citrus flavor contrasting the classic buttery pasta. The thinly sliced zest adds a bright contrast to the rich sauce.   

Pear Salad, Laura Chenel Chèvre & Citrus Dressing

Pear Salad, Laura Chenel Chèvre & Citrus Dressing

Laura Chenel is the recognized "pioneer" of American goat cheese production. Goat cheese has the advantage of being higher in protein and lower in fat than cow’s milk cheese. It can be consumed by those who are lactose intolerant due to the difference in size of the fat molecules in goat cheese. In 2006 Laura sold to the Rians Group, a French artisan cheese corporation with a commitment to the same level of quality and artisan production Laura herself held. This recipe is our salute to Laura.

Poached Salmon, Olive Oil & Horseradish

Poached Salmon, Olive Oil & Horseradish

A beautiful smooth olive oil-poached salmon with a hot, fragrant horseradish broth which pairs perfectly with our Amourette Chardonnay. The vegetables, leeks and carrots can easily be accented with peas and asparagus.

Potato Leek Potage with Mushrooms & Chives

Potato Leek Potage with Mushrooms & Chives

This creamy, savory soup recipe, loosely based on the great Julia Child’s Potage Parmentier is more classically known as Potato Leek soup. We use the addition of carrots, mushrooms, and chives to add more depth of flavor and unique textures to this classic dish perfect with our Chantilly Chardonnay.

Rack of Lamb with Rosemary and Mustard Cream

Rack of Lamb with Rosemary and Mustard Cream

Rack of Lamb is a dish that originates in 15th century England. This cut of lamb rib chops is usually served during special occasions such as a wedding or holiday celebration. A rack of lamb is the lamb equivalent to prime rib of beef, tender and full of flavor.

Roast Turkey, Shallots & Thyme

Roast Turkey, Shallots & Thyme

Simple, perfect roast turkey just like Grandmother used to make. Seasoned and basted, the flavors of the turkey really stand out. Stuff with your favorite dressing. If you're diligent about basting this bird near the end of roasting, you'll end up with moist, golden results.

Salmon or Trout Fillet Salad

Salmon or Trout Fillet Salad

This makes a perfect summer entree or light lunch. Using our Aussie Fish Seasoning is a great way of bringing subtle highlights of flavour without overpowering a good quality fish such as salmon or trout.

Salmon Phyllo Pie

Salmon Phyllo Pie

This moist tender Salmon Phyllo Pie is a pastry treat with a smooth creamy dill sauce.

Sautéed Sea Scallops with Joy Butter Sauce

Sautéed Sea Scallops with Joy Butter Sauce

This is a very elegant entrée for serving at a dinner party or just a night at home. Scallops have a wonderful buttery flavor. The sauce contains butter and wine which complements the dish and wine nicely.

Seafood Pasta Saffron Cream

Seafood Pasta Saffron Cream

Easy to make this decadent seafood pasta brings the briny yet sweet flavors of bay scallops, clams, debearded mussels and shrimp together with the heady aroma of saffron all simmered in a rich and buttery cream sauce.

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

This sumptuous looking tacos recipe, simple and easy to cook, is a treat for your eye and your stomach.

Spice Crusted Petrale Sole

Spice Crusted Petrale Sole

Fresh, wild-caught fish is most delicious when it’s prepared with great ingredients, so we used Herbie's Amok Spice Mix for a WOW factor!

Spiced & Brined Turkey

Spiced & Brined Turkey

Brining keeps the turkey moist and juicy during roasting because the brine salt helps the turkey tissue to absorb water and flavorings resulting in a tender bird. You will need a container large enough to submerge the turkey but small enough to fit in the refrigerator. Alternatively, instead of a 20lb bird, use two 10lb birds.

Swordfish Bok Choy

Swordfish Bok Choy

Grilling brings out the sweetness of bok choy, making it a terrific match for swordfish steaks. This is a easy dish to prepare and will provide plenty of filling yet healthy food to pair with our Chardonnay, Roussanne or Sauvignon Blanc..

Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry is a perfect dish for fish but can also be made using chicken leftovers as well as the remainder of the Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay that you did not drink last night.

Tuna Croquettes

Tuna Croquettes

Old fashioned Tuna Croquettes is a quick and easy recipe. A great idea for a comfort food meal in a hurry. While you can guess that the name Tuna Croquettes doesn't sing but a plate full of these (tuna as an improvisation of) "crab cakes" will be great with either the condiments and wines we have suggested.

Pecoretto al Pepe Rosa

Pecoretto al Pepe Rosa

A beautiful soft Italian aged cheese made from sheep's milk that owes its name to the pink peppercorns added to the curd.

Robiola due Latti

Robiola due Latti

Made in the Piedmont region of Italy, this mixed milk cheese (cow and sheep milk) is a delectable treat.

Lemon & Herb Pepper

Lemon & Herb Pepper

A delicious blend of cracked pepper and natural lemon to add zest to salads or sandwiches and to season chicken or fish.