Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wine Country Recipe: DaVero Farms & Winery’s Wild Mushroom Pasta


Cooler temps are upon us, and nothing ushers in fall like a big plate of DaVero’s earthy Wild Mushroom Pasta. In addition to wines, DaVero Farms & Winery also makes award-winning olive oil, which is essential for finishing this elegant yet hearty dish.

DaVero’s Wild Mushroom Pasta (recipe by Colleen McGlynn)


1½-2 lbs. mixed wild mushrooms (chanterelles, trumpets, morels, oyster are possibilities)

1 lb. dry pappardelle pasta

3 shallots, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

Several sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked and chopped

Big handful baby spinach

¼ cup chopped Italian parsley

1 ½ cup chicken or mushroom stock

Some unsalted butter

DaVero Extra Virgin olive oil


Heat a large pan and sauté the mushrooms in batches in olive oil until tender.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and heat the stock in a saucepan.

Drop the pasta in the boiling water. While the pasta is cooking, heat a knob of butter in a skillet and wilt the shallot, garlic and thyme together. Add the mushrooms and stir together. Add about a cup of the stock and heat through. Add salt and pepper and adjust seasoning.

Add the cooked pasta and the spinach to the pan and heat through. Add more stock if it’s too dry, because the pasta will continue to absorb liquid.

Place in heated bowls, dividing the pasta and mushrooms equally. Anoint with DaVero Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Serve immediately.

Serves 6-8

Featured Winery: Göpfrich Estate Vineyard & Winery



 Göpfrich Estate Vineyard & Winery is a small, limited production winery located in northern Dry Creek Valley. Owned and operated by the husband/wife team of Ray and Bonnie Goepfrich, they take great pride in creating all of their wine from estate grown fruit. The wines reflect the tradition brought over from their home wineries of their family heritage in Germany.


Wines: Wines are available at the winery or on the Göpfrich e-shop.


2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Good ripe, dark fruit, ample body with medium plus rich tannins. A richness and good length in the finish. Aged in the highest quality imported French chateaux barrels, this wine is extremely well balanced and drinkable now, and will only improve in smoothness with patience and time.

$38.00 per bottle

2010 Estate Cuvée

A nice blend of 35% Merlot, 35%, Syrah, 15%Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Zinfandel has resulted in a wine that is complex, deep, and rich in dark fruit flavor, yet soft and elegant with a very nice finish.

$32.00 per bottle

2010 Zinfandel

A Zinfandel from the Dry Creek Valley that will make you smile! The aroma is of rich raspberry, and bright fruit with a range of mixed berries. Subtle sweet oak with vanilla and light toast derived from the blend of American, French, and Russian oak in which it was aged. It has a rich round mouth feel without being too heavy.

$28.00 per bottle

2010 Syrah

Inky black color with a super rich and complex aroma of condensed plum, black cherry and mixed dark fruits. A rich and round concentrated mouth feel, with a long super rich and silky finish.

$30.00 per bottle

2010 Merlot

We like this wine because it is good for you and helps grow strong bones and teeth. Merlot, being one of the major  Bordeux varietals can really be a nice wine. For those of you who haven’t given up on Merlot will like this wine.

$30.00 per bottle

2011 Rosé

This is very good stuff. A very nice rose, clean crisp with good acidity and a slight amount of residual sugar. A wonderful summer kind of wine that is easily paired with number of different foods especially lighter summer fare.

$18.00 per bottle


Wine tastings are by appointment only, and picnic facilities are also available for those who’d like to enjoy the afternoon with a bottle of wine and gorgeous views of the valley. To schedule your visit, contact Ray and Bonnie Goepfrich at [email protected] or call (707) 433-1645.

Göpfrich Winery
7462 West Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448