Gertie is a limited production single-varietal Gewürztraminer wine from a single Russian River Valley vineyard.
Soft off-white color with a tinge of gold and a gorgeous aromatic bouquet of white lavender and violets.
Gertie delivers a dry, yet juicy mouthful of lychee, mango, peach, and honeysuckle-lime notes with just the illusion of sweetness.
A dry wine with a lovely harmonious balance of acidity and tannin showing a clean bright finish.
Naturally complex and with an exuberant expression, this wine is extremely versatile when paired with food.
Gewürztraminer or Gertie refers to the spicy Traminer grape.
It's history was recorded in the village of Tramin, in South Tyrol from the first century, then spreading down the Rhine to Alsace where Gewürz (spice) was added to its name.
In France, the Gewürztraminer name was used in Alsace from 1870 however in 973 the name Traminer was discontinued by the French in Alsace where the grape is simply known as Gewurz or Gertie.
Chilled, Gertie wine serves well by itself as an aperitif and will pair with zesty-flavored fare like BBQ chicken wings and will certainly go well with Thai, Indian, Turkish, Morrocan, Mediterranean and Lebanese dishes using either chicken and fish. It is also the all-time-classic pairing for Thanksgiving turkey and all its customary fixings.
Gertie ~ playful and full of energy, complex, exuberant and extremely versatile .
Why "Gertie" ~ Gertrude Sanford Legendre, heiress, explorer, socialite, spy, native of South Carolina, a daring, fearless and extremely versatile woman. (1902 - 2000)
The feminist daughter of a wealthy New York industrialist, Gertie shot her first big game in her teens. During the Roaring Twenties she partied on the French Riviera with the American ex-pat Scott Fitzgerald and drove Harpo Marx around in her convertible. Gertie’s hunger for adventure took her on safaris to Africa, the Far East, India and Iran, usually in the company of her beloved husband Sidney.
During World War II Gertie worked for the OSS, America's first spy agency. She was captured and held prisoner by the Germans for six months then made a daring escape over the Swiss border. Legend has it that she would only drink French Gewurztraminer, and called it Gertie!
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Aniseed Myrtle ShortbreadShortbread is a wonderful starting point for all kinds of sweet adventures - we added Aussie Aniseed Myrtle to this for a wonderful taste sensation.
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Avocado & Truffle Salt Soup ShotsSimple, easy and delicious this Vegan soup is just the perfect starter for a summer meal paired with any of our chilled white wines.
Bacon Wrapped ScallopsBacon Wrapped Scallops, tender, juicy perfection; elegant enough for a dinner party or a romantic dinner for two and easy to prepare in the oven or Air Fryer.
Caramel SauceA delicious tasty Caramel Sauce with a bit of a kick!
Chicken Mole PoblanoIts great to share this Classic Mole Poblano Sauce With Chicken recipe from Herbie's.
Chili Lime ShrimpThe bright, tart flavor of freshly squeezed lime juice balances the heat of the chili powder in the rich sauce that coats these shrimp.
Crab & Prosciutto PastaA simple and easy crab and pasta dish. You can use fresh or frozen lump crab meat and either way it will be delicious!
Crispy Chicken WingsIncredibly simple and tasty these chicken wings have crisp salty skin seasoned to perfection with a hint of garlic and lemon pepper in every bite, with no marinating required!
Crispy Crab Wontons with Curried Togarashi Dipping SauceThese hot, crispy little bites boast a rich creamy filling with a hit of crab that the wine will reveal - and the Togarashi is amazing!
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Asparagus MousseThis soup is rich, silky smooth, with an intriguing added dimension, ever so very slightly warm with a hint of licorice, from the curry powder and fennel pollen that simmered along with the squash.
Family Friendly Beef Stir-FryThere's no need to order out! This beef stir fry is incredibly flavorful and is quick and easy to make, best cooked in a wok that your family will love.
Family Friendly Chicken Stir-FryAn easy weeknight family friendly stir-fry that everyone will enjoy.
Frittata of Asparagus & Smoked SalmonA frittata is an egg-based dish similar to an omelette or quiche, enriched with additional ingredients and sliced to serve guests. It may be served hot or cold, accompanied by fresh salads, bread, beans, olives, etc.
Ginger, Pea, & Lemon Egg Drop SoupThis easy egg drop soup is ready in less than 15 minutes and tastes just like the soup at your favorite Chinese restaurant but tastier and healthier for you!
GuacamoleGuacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs which has become part of modern cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.
Japanese Chicken CurryA perfect mild curry style sauce to bring a little tang to that chicken loin.
Malaysian Lamb SatayThese small lamb kebabs are slightly sweet due to the coconut milk. Perfect with a salad and plenty of peanut sauce.
Mango and Chickpea PicklesThis recipe is of a tongue tickling grated mango and chick pea pickle combined judiciously with whole and powdered spices.
Mediterranean Fillo TrianglesSurprise your special someone with a dinner of just appetizers. This is how they regularly eat in Spain (they call the dishes tapas). For dinner you have little plates of lots of different kinds of foods. Everything is just one or two bites and you share. Break out a bottle of wine and have some fun with it.
Moroccan CarrotsMoroccan Carrots with with Brown butter, mint, olives, pine nuts and Moroccan BBQ sauce - Oh Yum!
Moroccan Chicken BastillaMorocco's famous chicken pie - crispy pastry shell conceals savory saffron chicken, spicy omelet stuffing, and a crunchy topping of fried almonds sweetened with orange flower water. A garnish of powdered sugar and cinnamon adds to the unique blend of flavors.
Pan-seared Salmon + Mango SalsaIf you love salmon and mango then this dish will excite you. You can never go wrong with a pairing on pan-seared salmon topped with a fresh and delicious mango salsa.
Pineapple Upside Down CakeThis deliciously fruity pineapple upside-down cake will transport your guests to the good old days of momma's kitchen.
Poached Chicken, Ginger & ScallionsIt couldn't be healthier or simpler, you slowly poach a whole chicken and flavor it with fresh scallions and ginger. After cooling, simply carve and serve with salted ginger scallion oil and maybe a little soy sauce.
Red Curry ChickenThis fragrant Thai Red Chicken Curry is incredibly delicious, so easy to make as a one-pan dish that comes together in just minutes.
Red Curry Peanut NoodlesThese curry and peanut noodles make a delicious and easy weeknight meal and what's not to like about Red Curry Peanut Noodles?
Salt Baked Whole Fish with Lemon and HerbsEasy to prepare this fish recipe is completely foolproof, and totally impressive to the bring to the table.
Thai-Style Red Curry with VegetablesYou can adapt this curry however you like by adding shredded chicken or beef, tofu or noodles.
Apple Horseradish JamYour taste-buds will be delighted with the unusual combination of naturally sweet apple juice and the hearty kick of horseradish.
DawnzNutzA sensational blend of almonds, hazelnuts, cumin and coriander!
Adarre ReserveA beautiful blend of sheep and goat’s milk, this cheese offers rustic, nutty flavor with a buttery, creamy mouthfeel and some fruity notes.
Jalapeno ChevreJalapeno Chèvre
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Midnight MoonMidnight Moon is the goat milk sister to Lamb Chopper, also made in Holland, following a Dutch Gouda recipe.
Ossau-IratyOssau-Iraty is a lovely, rich, Basque sheep’s milk cheese with a creamy and semi-firm texture
SeaHiveHand-rubbed with local honey and Redmond RealSalt, SeaHive is a beautifully balanced treat.
Chicken BBQ & Roast RubNothing beats an easy to prepare roast chicken! Especially when roasted with garlic, butter, and our special Chicken BBQ and Roast Rub. The all-natural tasty rub mix will enhance all forms of chicken.
Golden Grill with TurmericA quick and easy special spice blend for white meats and vegetables and adds the natural health benefits of Turmeric combined with Pepper.
Korean Red Pepper FlakesFruity, capsicum-like mild red chilli (pepper) flakes used in Korean Cuisine
Red Curry SpiceMake a delicious red curry at home in less than 20 minutes.