Michael David – Outrageously Inventive Wines
2020 American Winery of the Year
Brothers Michael and David Phillips are 5th generation grape growers whose family has cultivated wine grapes in the Lodi region for nearly a century. Michael David Winery, founded in 1984, prides itself on farming with future generations in mind, having adopted some of the most progressive sustainable farming practices in the state of California.
Seven Deadly Zins propelled Michael David Winery into where it is today, but its other brands also have found much success. These include Freakshow, Earthquake, Inkblot, Michael David Wines and a Reserve Collection of red single-variety wines.
Something for Everyone!
From the flavours of lush berries, caramel, baking spices and roasted espresso found in the Inkblot Cabernet Franc, the aromas of ripe black fruit, toasted coconut and cigar smoke discovered in the Rapture Cabernet Sauvignon to the ripe strawberry, red licorice, caramel and dark chocolate aromas enjoyed in the Rage Zinfandel… there is something for everyone to enjoy in these featured wines!
Bacon Wrapped Roasted Figs
Thank you to zinfandelic.com for this great recipe!
When The Sun’s Out, This Easy Appetizer is IN!
Summer recipes are full of fresh flavours and of course, fresh figs! Here’s a great recipe that makes the most of one of summer’s best ingredients! Enjoy it with ANY of the unique wines from Michael David Winery.
(Makes 12 appetizers)
- 1 dozen fresh figs, gently washed and dried
- 6 ounces bacon slices (cut in half)
- 3 oz. goat cheese
- ½ cup dry red wine
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp ground fresh pepper
- 24 wooden toothpicks
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Soak toothpicks in water
- In a small saucepan, dissolve brown sugar in the red wine on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Reduce wine mixture by half, until syrupy.
- Slice figs into quarters lengthwise, from top to base, without cutting through base. Wrap each fig with bacon and secure the bacon with toothpick pushing it through the fig.
- Stuff wrapped fig with cheese and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Place in oven and cook until bacon is browned (10-15 minutes)
- Remove from oven and place figs on a small platter. Drizzle with wine syrup. Serve warm or at room temperature