Food Products from Multitasking Wineries

These multitasking wineries make applesauce, grow herbs and more.
Aroma Garden.
Courtesy of Donatiello Garden Center

Aroma Garden

Chris Donatiello has converted the English garden at his Sonoma winery, C. Donatiello, into a scent exploratorium (right). Pink Lady apples and pineapple sage, for instance, echo the aromas in his Chardonnay. Tours and tastings by appointment;


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Fig preserves from a Vineyard Tree

Sonoma’s Quivira sells an organic black Mission fig jam that’s citrusy and delicious.

blood orange syrup

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Orange Syrup

Napa’s Round Pond winery makes a sweet- tart blood orange syrup that’s great in mimosas.


Courtesy of SageCliff

Artisanal Applesauce

SageCliffe’s chunky applesauce is a blend of Washington state’s two best exports: Chardonnay juice and apples (Fuji and Gala).

Campo Corto

Courtesy of Campo Corto

Taste Test

Top Winery Olive Oils

F&W editors tried 20 from around the world to find these three standouts.

Campo Corto (left)

An intensely peppery and grassy organic oil from a centuries-old family-owned Tuscan wine estate, Badia a Coltibuono. $58 for 17 oz;

Dauro de L’Empordà

A subtly floral bottling from famed Rioja wine producer Roda. $29 for 500 ml;

Ferrari-Carano Mountain Estate

A clean, fresh blend from a Sonoma winery. $16 for 375 ml;

Berry Jam

Shirlee Londer of Anderson Valley, California’s Londer Vineyards jars gorgeous jams from the blackberries and raspberries grown on her estate.

Wine & Cheese Pairing

Swiss-trained cheesemakers create raclette at Michigan’s Black Star Farms winery. The cheese becomes smooth and creamy when melted.


PUBLISHED April 2009