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3 drool-worthy food and wine pairings from Valo Winery

A little terroir? Don’t mind if we do.

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several plates of gourmet duck breast

If you’re not having a bite of this pan-seared duck breast at Wine Club, you’re missing out.

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You know you’re an adult when you can successfully pair wine and food. But if you haven’t gotten there yet (or don’t even understand tasting notes), then Valo’s Wine Club is here to help.

Here’s a cheat sheet of three of the winery’s most popular pairings from past Wine Club events, where members get to learn more about wine + try curated small plates.

a flat-lay shot of a gourmet spinach and arugula salad

According to Valo co-founder Michael Ruhland, the “flinty, mineral tension” of the Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect foil to the green apple in this salad.

Photo by Valo

2022 Valo Sauvignon Blanc Conner Lee Vineyard

  • Tasting notes: lemongrass, gooseberry, fresh basil, wet stone
  • Mouthfeel: Mid-bodied and fresh

Food pairing: spinach and arugula salad with fresh figs, green apple, prosciutto, goat cheese, and toasted almonds with a Meyer lemon vinaigrette

2019 Valo Chardonnay Conner Lee Vineyard

  • Tasting notes: lemon custard, green apple, nectarines, Provence herbs, sea salt
  • Mouthfeel: Rich and flavorful

Food pairing: beet-cured Columbia River salmon, roasted golden beets and candied fennel on toasted brioche

2020 Massalto Extravaganza

  • Tasting notes: raspberry, red currant, tart cherry, rooibos tea
  • Mouthfeel: fresh and vibrant

Food pairing: pan-seared duck breast, soba noodles, sauteed bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, miso, and yuzu broth

See upcoming Wine Club events.

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