Picnicking Guide – Matchbook Wines

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July 28th, 2020

Go Nuts on Cheeseboards!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

Matchbook Picnicking Guide: Tip #5

 

Photo by: @it.zel.m on Instagram

Visit the bulk foods section of your local grocer to load up on cheeses, cured meats, roasted cashews, candied walnuts, or smokehouse almonds! Ask the store’s cheesemonger for suggestions if you’re having a hard time choosing.

 Award-Winning Pairings:

Tip: Our Tasting Room manager, Maureen, likes to add fig spread atop goat cheese for a quick cracker topping – it is to die for!

Shop Local:

Get your cheeseboards and picnic supplies from our friends at A Well Stocked Home. All picnic baskets are 20% off in-store and online! 

A Well Stocked Home is a home & lifestyle store focused on unique decor, kitchen and bar essentials and more. Located in charming downtown Woodland, they are now offering online orders – visit their website at: www.awellstockedhome.com 

Follow them on Instagram or Facebook for news and updates.


April 6th, 2020

Picnicking at Home is DELI-cious!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

Matchbook Picnicking Guide: Tip #4

Here’s a quick and easy Take-Out Tuesday option! Order a spread of savory meats, cheeses and sides TO-GO from your local deli. With your ingredients, assemble a charcuterie board or make a simple sandwich to enjoy with cold cuts, roasted veggies, yummy cheeses, and a baguette. Pair it with your favorite Matchbook wine for the perfect picnic at home!

Perfect Pairings
curated by Matchbook Tasting Room Associate, Greg Chapman:


Order your wines online and save! Get $5 flat rate shipping on 6 bottles of wine or more. Are you a local? Click the Will-Call option or call it in! Call us at 530-662-1032, ext. 215 in and we’ll bring your order out to your car!


In collaboration with:

A Well Stocked Home is a home & lifestyle store focused on unique decor, kitchen and bar essentials and more. Located in charming downtown Woodland, they are now offering online orders – visit their website at: www.awellstockedhome.com  All orders placed on their website receive an automatic 10% off and FREE SHIPPING on orders $75. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook for news and updates.


December 16th, 2019

Get Fancy – Thinking Outside the Picnic Basket!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

Matchbook Picnicking Guide: Tip #3

Picnics aren’t just for summer  – the same goes for oysters and a chilled bottle of Chasing Venus Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! Take our word for it, just last week the Matchbook team hosted a fun and festive, oyster shuck employee happy hour! Matchbook Sales Manager, Steve Crosta, took an early morning road trip to Hog Island Oysters to procure a couple of bushels of fresh oysters for the team. The afternoon was spent in the cool air, sipping on wine and throwing back the sweet and fresh taste of Amethyst and Kusshi oysters.

“The 2019 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc has loads of what you expect from New Zealand – mild aromas and flavors of freshly cut grass coupled with a strong sense of kiwi fruit. Texture is classic, clean, crisp but with a richness and lingering finish you don’t often find with SBs from down under.”

– Steve Crosta, Sales Manager, Specialty & Export

We’ve been wowed by our guests who have been spotted picnicking at our tasting room with fresh oysters, caviar, Spanish paella, shrimp ceviche and sushi they brought in from local restaurants. We encourage you to think outside of the box and order your favorites to-go!

Perfect Pairings:

Beautiful cutting board, knives, and dishes from A Well Stocked Home in Woodland, CA.

Stay tuned for more Matchbook Picnicking tips!


Visit the Matchbook Tasting Room daily from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy a picnic on our beautiful patio with a vineyard view. Warm-up on our heated patio and snuggle up with a blanket from the tasting room!

In collaboration with:

A Well Stocked Home is a home & lifestyle store focused on unique decor, kitchen and bar essentials and more. Located in charming downtown Woodland at 412 First Street. For more info visit www.awellstockedhome.com or follow on Instagram or Facebook.

Mention Matchbook and use discount code: AWSH10 (pronounced “A WASH”) to receive a 10% discount when shopping at A Well Stocked Home.


November 6th, 2019

It’s Soup Season

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

Matchbook Picnicking Guide: Tip #2

We’ve partnered with our friends at A Well Stocked Home and Greg Chapman, our in-house foodie and Tasting Room associate, to bring you a series of picnicking tipsThis month we are celebrating SOUP Season!

Fill a thermos with a hearty soup, stew or chili such as butternut squash soup or spicy turkey chili. Baguettes and crackers are easy to travel with – serve alongside your soup. Our go-to is a bowl of Aush Soup from House of Shah! This delicious, tomato-based soup is full of flavor. Made with noodles, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, dill, mint, yogurt and seasoned ground beef, it pairs perfectly with our Tinto Rey Verdejo.

Picnic doesn’t always mean paper! Owners of A Well Stocked Home, Rosemarie and Kelly, encourage you to ditch the paper plates and opt for a decorative ceramic bowl and a wooden serving spoon. Their store lives up to its name and is chock full of beautiful and unique items to personalize your picnic!

Perfect Pairings:

Stay tuned for more Matchbook Picnicking tips!


Visit the Matchbook Tasting Room daily from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy a picnic on our beautiful patio with a vineyard view.

Our partners:

A Well Stocked Home is a home & lifestyle store focused on unique decor, kitchen and bar essentials and more. Located in charming downtown Woodland at 412 First Street. For more info visit www.awellstockedhome.com or follow on Instagram or Facebook.

Mention Matchbook and use discount code: AWSH10 (pronounced “A WASH”) to receive a 10% discount when shopping at A Well Stocked Home.

House of Shah is a fast-casual, modern urban Afghani eatery located at 538 Main Street in Historic Downtown Woodland. Serving Halal kabobs, burgers, and rice dishes. For more info visit www.houseofshah.com or follow on Instagram or Facebook.


October 24th, 2019

Charcuterie is EASY!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

Matchbook Picnicking Guide: Tip #1

We’ve partnered with our friends at A Well Stocked Home and Greg Chapman, our in-house foodie and Tasting Room associate, to bring you a series of picnicking tipsOur first tip is all about charcuterie!

Fall is here and with it comes a bountiful selection of seasonal produce and recipes, and of course, wine! It’s no wonder why Sacramento and Yolo County are known as the farm-to-fork and farm-to-cork capital of California. This season we encourage you to “forage” your local shops and markets for picnicking accoutrements to enjoy here at Matchbook.

Grab a selection of dried fruits, salty meats, creamy cheeses, and crisps – arrange artfully on a cheese board or plate. Don’t have time to arrange yourself? Order a cheeseboard to-go from your local cheese shop or deli.

Browse the gallery below and be inspired to UP your picnicking game. Get creative with unique baskets, totes, tea towels, wooden bowls and more – all available at A Well Stocked Home, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Woodand!

Click on images to enlarge.

Perfect Pairings:

Stay tuned for more Matchbook Picnicking Tips! Happy Fall and happy Picnicking! We hope to see you soon, enjoying the changing colors of the grape leaves and the beautiful view of the Matchbook vineyards.


Visit the Matchbook Tasting Room daily from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy a picnic on our beautiful patio with a vineyard view.

A Well Stocked Home is a home & lifestyle store focused on unique decor, kitchen and bar essentials and more. Located in charming downtown Woodland at 412 First Street. For more info visit www.awellstockedhome.com or follow on Instagram or Facebook.

Mention Matchbook and use discount code: AWSH10 (pronounced “A WASH”) to receive a 10% discount when shopping at A Well Stocked Home.