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Toscano Villa
September 4, 2022 | Toscano Villa

Sangria Bianca

Villa Toscano’s Sangria Bianca


1 (750-ml.) bottle 2017 Rapsodia White, chilled

1 c. sliced strawberries

1 mango, cubed

1 peach, sliced

1/4 c. Grand Marnier

1 Tbsp sugar

1 orange, segmented

1 lime, sliced

1 c. seltzer

Optional: mint and/or lavender sprig


Substitute your favorite fruits or try Villa Toscano’s recipe! Wash all fruit and dry. In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, mango, peach, and Grand Marnier. Sprinkle sugar, toss and cover. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. In a large pitcher, add cold orange segments and lime slices. Add 2017 Rapsodia White wine and top with club soda. Stir slightly. Optional garnishes: mint or lavender sprig. Serve on the rocks and enjoy!

***Limited supply of the 2017 Rapsodia White wine. Call our office to purchase or stop in to our tasting room!

Time Posted: Sep 4, 2022 at 12:13 PM Permalink to Sangria Bianca Permalink
Toscano Villa
July 14, 2022 | Toscano Villa

Short Ribs by Gordon Ramsey

Gordon Ramsey


Time Posted: Jul 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Short Ribs by Gordon Ramsey Permalink
Toscano Villa
July 13, 2022 | Toscano Villa


Meet Oliver "Ollie" Winston. This adorable one year old French Bull dog was named after the late Winston Churchill. Do you see the resemblance? He is playful, outgoing, mischievous and adores people. Villa Toscano was his very first outing as a pup and he still enjoys visiting; especially on wine club pasta days!

Time Posted: Jul 13, 2022 at 1:38 PM Permalink to Oliver Permalink
Toscano Villa
July 10, 2022 | Toscano Villa

Villa Toscano Old Vines

Time Posted: Jul 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Villa Toscano Old Vines Permalink
Toscano Villa
June 14, 2022 | Toscano Villa

Braised Short Ribs by Villa Toscano Chef Mike

What's the beef?

Perfect wine for this recipe: Erika's Reserve Zinfandel



3 CUPS -Medium chopped onions

2 CUPS- Medium chopped celery

2 CUPS-Medium chopped carrots

4 – Roma tomatoes cut in half

6-cloves of garlic

1-Bottle of Villa Toscano Barbera

1-bunch of rosemary two stalks

2 quarts of Beef Stock

Salt and Pepper to taste

Oil for cooking

In a large pan on high heat add ½ cup of oil .

Sear all pieces of Beef on all sides then remove from pan and put into a baking dish.

In same pan add onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes and garlic.

Sautee until onions are translucent, add tomatoes and bottle of Villa Toscano Barbera and

Reduce by ½.

Add all content of pan to baking dish with beef stock and tomatoes.

Cover and Bake 350 degrees F for 3 hours and let rest.

Strain all juice from baking pan and reduce by ½

Salt and Pepper to taste and Enjoy!

This dish is delicious on top of Polenta or on top of mashed potatoes. 

Time Posted: Jun 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM Permalink to Braised Short Ribs by Villa Toscano Chef Mike Permalink
Toscano Villa
August 26, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Pineapple Lime Sangria

Made with our 2020 Pinot Grigio, you will want to try this refreshing and delicious drink on a warm summer day!


  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Fresh Pineapple, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup of Sugar
  • 3/4 cups Pineapple Juice
  • 34 oz. Lemon/Lime soda
  • 750 ml bottle of Villa Toscano Pinot Grigio
  • 1/2 cup white rum 
  • Mint Leaves to garnish 


  1. In a large pitcher, add mint leaves, limes, lemon, and sugar. Press with a wooden spoon or muddler.
  2. Add Pineapple chunks
  3. Pour in the Pinot Grigio, Pineapple juice, soda, and rum; Stir together well. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate 3-4 hours, or overnight, before serving. 
  5. Once time to serve, pour into glasses, and garnish with mint and lime.
Time Posted: Aug 26, 2021 at 2:27 PM Permalink to Pineapple Lime Sangria Permalink
Toscano Villa
February 14, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Red Wine Cocoa

Red wine cocoa is rich, chocolatey and gloriously boozy. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for adults!

Red Wine Cocoa

2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup Villa or Bella dry red wine
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon stick

Combine chocolate chips, milk, half and half, sugar (if using), in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Heat, constantly, until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Pour into mugs, add cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Time Posted: Feb 14, 2021 at 12:34 PM Permalink to Red Wine Cocoa Permalink
Toscano Villa
February 7, 2021 | Toscano Villa

BE WINE! Valentine's Day Pizza & Wine Special

Pizza & Wine

Impress your sweetie this Valentine's Day with our pizza and wine special. Your choice of the 2020 Pinot Grigio or 2016 Harmony Old Vine Zinfandel and a Margherita pizza for $25! Come on by and enjoy here, or take home!

Time Posted: Feb 7, 2021 at 2:58 PM Permalink to BE WINE! Valentine's Day Pizza & Wine Special Permalink
Toscano Villa
February 4, 2021 | Toscano Villa

We've gone Virtual!

Bring wine country home with a Virtual Tasting from Villa Toscano & Bella Piazza 

Our Winemakers

This remote tasting experience provides you with our wines by bringing the wine country to your home. Meetings are by appointment, and your tasting kit will include five wines. We will ship each wine tasting kit to arrive within a short time before your scheduled date. Appointments offered every Friday and Saturday at 3pm (PST). CLICK HERE to learn more!

Time Posted: Feb 4, 2021 at 11:15 AM Permalink to We've gone Virtual! Permalink
Toscano Villa
January 2, 2021 | Toscano Villa

Braised beef soup with hearty vegetables

Recipe prepared by our talented Executive Chef, Michael Powers. A delicious and satisfying soup on a cold night.

By Chef Michael Powers
6-8 servings

1 lb. chopped beef
2 c. diced onion
1 c. diced celery
1 c. diced carrot
1 c. sliced Crimini mushrooms
1 T. minced garlic
1 t. chili flake
1 bottle Villa Toscano or Bella Piazza red wine
8 c. beef broth
1 c. diced tomatoes
1 bunch chopped parsley
1 chopped sprig Rosemary
4 c. cooked Rotini pasta
Salt & pepper to taste

In a large stock pot on high heat sear beef then add vegetables and garlic. Sauté until translucent, add wine and reduce by half. Add stock and pasta. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Garnish with fresh rosemary. Serve with a glass of Stellina and enjoy!

Time Posted: Jan 2, 2021 at 11:25 AM Permalink to Braised beef soup with hearty vegetables Permalink
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