November Employee Of The Month: Darrius Sanders

Darrius Sanders Culinary Lead Hometown: Troy, Mo. Joined the Cedar Lake Cellars team: 2012 Top three reasons why I love working at Cedar Lake Cellars: Great people! I love working with – and for – Chef Lee. The winery is a beautiful place. Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: Fire Truck because it tastes so good!

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Giving Thanks – And Wine! – On Thanksgiving

How to make all the right moves by relying on the holiday’s best movies. If you’re headed home – or to a significant other’s – for the holidays, you’re not alone. According to AAA, last year people traveled by car (more than 41 million) and plane (over 3 million) to be with their families for

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3 Swans Featured Pairing:
Napa Valley Merlot Paired With Our Merlot Brownie

Anything and everything served alongside chocolate guarantees a mouthwatering journey for your taste buds. That’s why we’ve taken our 3 Swans Napa Valley Merlot and paired it with Cedar Lake Cellars famous Merlot brownie. Our simply scrumptious fruit-forward Merlot — surrounded by the aromas of ripened blackberries, dark cherries, and coffee — perfectly complements our

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3 Swans Featured Pairing: North Coast Red Field Blend Paired With Carnitas Quesadillas

Quesadilla. It’s difficult to spell, fun to say and heavenly to eat…especially when paired with our very finest 3 Swans wine. Our carnita quesadilla appetizer is a special concoction of juicy pork, spicy peppers, sweet caramelized onions, and Southwest spices and flavors. The tastes mesh nicely with the fruity goodness of our 3 Swans Red

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October Employee Of The Month: Brittany Leonard

Brittany Leonard Wine Tender Hometown: Wright City, Mo. Joined the Cedar Lake Cellars team: 2010 Top three reasons why I love working at Cedar Lake Cellars: Loyal customers Family environment Friendly faces Favorite Cedar Lake Cellars wine: The ’57 Chevy because it’s the most versatile and rare-blended wine. Favorite Memory: Watching the dramatic improvement year

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3 Swans Featured Pairing: Santa Ynez Valley Dry Riesling Paired With Our Fall Harvest Salad

This season’s plentiful crops are ready and waiting for you to enjoy. In fact, this combination actually warrants the double napkin approach for every single mouthful thanks to the meal’s juicy goodness. The fabulous feast pairs the freshest tastes of fall flavors: our winery’s 3 Swans Santa Ynez Valley Dry Riesling (a cornucopia of fruity

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3 Swans Featured Pairing:
Napa Valley Merlot Paired With The Burger Of The Month

Welcome to the season of all things pumpkin with arms (and mouth) open wide. This featured pairing combines one of our newest wines, 3 Swans Napa Valley Merlot, with Chef Lee’s most original burger of the month to date. This masterpiece of a meal features an open-faced pumpkin beer-infused hamburger topped with flavorful chili, tangy

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3 Swans Featured Pairing:
Santa Ynez Valley Dry Riesling Paired With Peppadew Poppers

It’s the pair-fect combination for a Fall afternoon spent with a loved one. Match our Santa Ynez Valley Dry Riesling, which emits the delicious aroma of citrus and freshly cut grass, with our Peppadew popper appetizer. The sweet piquanté peppers mesh ever so nicely with the acidity of the wine and its hints of grapefruit,

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Drink or Treat? Six options to make Halloween more boo-tifully grown-up

Think back to the times when you and your buddies went trick or treating. You snagged your mom’s largest pillowcase, stayed out for hours on end, and then happily made it home with an overflowing supply of loot. Now that you’re an adult, it’s time to revisit those days … except this time you get

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3 Swans Featured Pairing: Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Paired With Herb Roasted Salmon

We recently introduced our 3 Swans wine, so it’s time to sample our newest selection with this perfect combination. Try our 3 Swans Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir paired with Cedar Lake Cellars Fresh Herb Roasted Salmon. Our wine — which is full of dark cherry and black raspberry fruity flavors along with a hint

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Frozen Drinks:  They’re Not Just For Kids Anymore

Who can deny the thirst-quenching taste of a flavorful Slurpee-style drink?  If you’re a grown-up, you might want to pass…until you learn this is an adults-only beverage.  Then it’s bye-bye boring cocktails and hello there tall, cold and beautiful. At Cedar Lake Cellars, we invite you to taste the sweetest summer fruits year-round in our

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September Employee Of The Month: Chad Poole

Chad Poole Event Floor Staff Hometown: Warrenton, Mo. Joined the Cedar Lake Cellars team: September, 2014 Top three reasons why I love working at Cedar Lake Cellars: I am never like “ah, man, I’ve got to go to work”. It’s always “yeah, work!” The people who work here never let me down. It is never

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