Wine Knowledge

How Carmenere Came Back from the Dead

Carmenere is a French grape variety of Bordeaux origin, which is known for having a savory character that features a velvet texture, black fruit and and spicy notes. This lovely wine was almost lost to the world in the second half of the 19th century by a Phylloxera plague (insect pest) that destroyed all of the Carmenere grapevines […]

Filet Mignon with Goat Cheese

Filet Mignon with Balsamic Glaze and Goat Cheese

Try this elegant and delicious entree for your next date night dinner! We recommend serving this rich filet mignon with steamed asparagus, baby red potatoes and pairing it with a glass of our 2012 Grand Reserve for the perfect meal. What You’ll Need: 6 (5-6 oz.) filet mignon steaks, about 1-inch think each 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup […]

News, Winery Information

The Elizabeth Mitchell Private Reserve is Still Available!

We’re happy to announce that Elizabeth Mitchell Zinfandel is now available at Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road, Fair Play, CA 95684. Join us at our new location for our always popular Zinfandel blend inspired by winemaker Charles Mitchell’s mother, Elizabeth Mitchell.   The Elizabeth Mitchell Private Reserve is available for: $20 1-Liter Bottle $10 […]

Vinyl & Wine
Pairings, Style

One for the Ages: Wine and Vinyl

Vinyl records are making a bit of a comeback these days and it’s easy to see why. In this age of digital music and electronic sound, vinyl music offers a refreshing contrast with its raw, unedited sound. While it’s definitely convenient to have all your music stored digitally in a small device these days, there’s […]

Cab Sauv
Wine Knowledge

Why We Love Cabernet Sauvignon

Meet Cabernet Sauvignon, also known as the King of Wines. It grows in both cool and warm climates, comes in four different styles and has the perfect flavor profile for food pairing or to enjoy on its own. The accidental breeding of a red Cabernet Franc grape plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc plant in […]


3 Cheeses to Try with Red Wine

Cheese is the epitome of wine pairings. Much like wine, cheese is best aged, and just like wine, there are many different types of cheese to choose from for a pairing. With all of the possible combinations out there, it is hard to know where to begin, which is why we’ve put together a quick […]


A Guide to the Charcuterie Platter

If you’ve ever been out to a wine bar or one of our private cavern tastings, you’ve likely experienced pairing wine with charcuterie, which is a fancy word for cold, cured meats that provide contrasting flavors to the wine and enhance the overall tasting experience. If you’re hosting a get-together, serving a board of charcuterie […]