Our Executive Chef, Nadiv Geiger, has prepared a seasonal dish made specially to pair with our 2021 Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir.


2021 Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
paired with
Mushroom Veloute

Serves 4-6

  • 1/2 C Neutral Oil (Vegetable, Safflower, 
 Grapeseed, etc.)
  • 1 ea Medium Yellow Onion, sliced thin
  • 1 ea Parsnip, small dice
  • 1 ea Celery Root, peeled, small dice
  • 4 ea Medium Garlic cloves, minced fine
  • 8-12 oz Frozen Mixed mushrooms – 
 try to find porcinis, shitakes, wild mix; 
 avoid button mushrooms
  • 4 oz Dry Mushrooms, any varieties, 
 mix them up.
  • 8 oz Fresh Mushrooms – choose whatever 
 you’d like, but mix them up for more 
 depth of flavor
  • 2 Tbsp Dry Thyme; you can also substitute 
 Oregano/Marjoram, Herbs de Provence, 
 or a few sprigs of fresh Thyme
  • 1 ea Bay Leaf
  • 1 Qt Vegetable Stock or Water (or tablespoon 
 of Vegetable or Chicken bouillon)
  • 1/2 C White Wine
  • 2 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar; you can also use 
 White Wine vinegar, Red Wine vinegar etc
  • TT Salt
  • TT Black Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Chives, diced small for garnish

How to

  1. Heat large pot or Dutch oven on low medium heat, add the oil. Once hot, add the onions, parsnip, and celery root, slowly sauté until translucent, try not to let brown – about 10-15 minutes
  2. Next add the garlic and herbs and sauté until aromatic. Add all the mushrooms and stir well, season with salt
  3. Once aromatic, add the white wine to deglaze, then add the stock. It should be enough liquid to submerge everything with at least 1in of liquid over the top
  4. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 1 hour. Remove and discard any sprigs of fresh thyme and the bay leaf
  5. With a blender of your choice, blend the soup with a little sherry vinegar and fresh cracked black pepper on high speed until velvety smooth
  6. Taste and adjust texture to your liking with more stock/water and seasoning (with salt, pepper, or sherry vinegar) as needed, reserve chilled until needed or freeze
  7. Serve soup hot with fresh chives, crusty bread. If desired add your choice of crisp bacon/ pancetta and roasted mushrooms for added flavor and texture. Or Crème fraiche, labane or sour cream for creaminess.