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Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

22645 Garrod Road

Saratoga, CA  95070



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22645 Garrod Rd
Saratoga, CA, 95070

(408) 867-7116

Enjoy wines where the grapes are grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga and overlooking San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley.


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Cornish Game Hen with Wine Sauce

Bill Cooper

Serves 2

  • 1 Cornish game hen, halved

  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 4 shallots, chopped

  • 1 can chicken broth

  • 2/3 cup dry red wine

  • 2/3 cup frozen raspberries

  • 3 tsp. sugar

  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Rinse hen halves and pat dry. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet; add hen halves skin side down and brown, about 6 minutes each side. Transfer to baking sheet and roast in oven until juices run clear when thigh is pierced, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, add shallots to skillet and cook a couple minutes until soft. Add wine and deglaze pan, scraping up browned bits; add broth, raspberries, sugar, and allspice. Boil until sauce thickens to coat spoon, crushing raspberries as you stir, about 12 minutes. Strain wine sauce into small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Serve hen halves with the sauce.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc

Pom-Cran-Pear Chutney

Bill Cooper

  • 1 c. pomegranate juice

  • 1⁄2 c. dark brown sugar

  • 1Tbsp. lemon juice

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. coriander seeds

  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. black peppercorns

  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries

  • 1⁄2 c. pomegranate Craisins

  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. candied ginger, minced

  • 1⁄4 c. cider vinegar

  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground cloves

Combine first seven ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Strain mixture; discard solids; return liquid to saucepan. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. Liquid reduces, cranberries pop, pears and onion soften. Delicious with roast poultry or pork, or as hors d’ oeuvres atop chevre on crusty bread.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Pinot Noir