Tomatoes - Recipes and Wine Pairings

Whether growing in your garden (lucky you!) or on the menu at your favorite restaurant, it's tomato season! Particularly tasty are heirloom tomatoes which are already in full bloom and in season. See some of our favorite recipes for using this lovely red fruit.

Kendall-Jackson celebrates the tomato season every year with their annual Heirloom Tomato Festival. This year the festival is on September 28, 2013 and will showcase more than 175 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, a chef competition, and of course, tomato-inspired dishes.


Brandon Sharp of Solbar, Solage Calistoga has a recipes and tips for cooking with tomatoes.


  • Fried Green Tomatoes - "Look for green tomatoes when the temperatures dip - the price will go down because the farmers need to pick the unripe fruit in bulk before the first frost."
Chef Robin Lehnhoff McCray recommends pairing their KORBEL Natural Champagne with gazpacho.

  • Gazpacho - "Quick, easy, and refreshing meal to serve"