Willow Creek Estate is thrilled and proud to release our long-awaited Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine. We’ve wanted to add a sparkling wine to our line-up for over a year. And now it’s finally a reality. The Wall Street Journal (no less) called Blanc de Blancs “the wine insiders’ favorite champagne.” And for good reason….

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This recipe originated at Harrah’s Steak House Restaurant in Reno, Nevada. It was submitted to us by a good (Wine) Lover’s Club member, Suzanne Woodhead. And it is presented here for your enjoyment. Ingredients 1 ½ lbs butternut squash, roasted pulp 1 cup onion, diced fine 1 cup celery, diced fine 2 bay leaves 1…

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Before anything else is mentioned, let’s be clear — Willow Creek Estate wine is still a thing. The wine you’ve come to know and love is still available. And we’re looking at future product releases. And Now The Bad News We have sold the Willow Creek Estate Property. It was a difficult decision. The home…

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We’ve made hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions since founding Willow Creek Estate. As with any business, there have been choices every step of the way. Some of these have been big, like what will our name be or what will the logo look like. Some have been tiny, like what kind of cork will…

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Happy New Year, everybody! With 2017 in our rearview mirror and 2018 in our headlights, we almost feel like a wide-eyed, frightened deer. As we mentioned before, the first year at Willow Creek Estate was a whirlwind of surprises, activity, successes, and (yes, some) disappointments. So, what does that suggest for the upcoming year? For…

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Turkey & Wine

Thanksgiving is just days away. For many folks, that means family and friends, football, tons of great food, and fine wine. Willow Creek Estate is no different. And like many Americans, we’ll be serving a turkey for dinner. Perhaps you will be, too. How To Pair It So, the inevitable question is … What wine…

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11 Months

Eleven months sounds like both a short time and a long time. It’s as though either a lot can happen in 11 months, or very little can happen. It’s less than a year, but more than a passing season. At Willow Creek Estate, 11 months has gone by so quickly but look how far we’ve…

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Ingredients: 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped 16 ounces baby Dutch potatoes, halved* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves For the garlic parmesan cream sauce 1/4 cup unsalted butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 2…

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Farming takes time. Like many crops, vines have one growing season a year. Manufacturing companies can pump out multiple production runs each year. But farming is a long, drawn-out process which doesn’t give you any real feedback until harvest. It’s Like A Party! You know what else takes time? Governmental regulations. Licensing. Getting people in…

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It’s been nearly a month since we “wrapped” shooting. Long enough to make me wonder if it really happened at all. We have photos, so … that’s proof. Right? It must have been real. Scene I, Take I Part of the surrealism is how fast it came about. It seems like things which are special…

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