Courtesy of Cave Vineyard
By Taylor Fox
There’s nothing like cookies and milk before bedtime. And just because you’ve grown up, doesn’t mean you have to forfeit the late-night dessert.
“My family is Italian, and we’ve always eaten biscotti and dunked it in our wine,” says manager Laura Oliver . “We thought we should offer it to our customers as well.”
Up to twelve different types of biscotti—including bacon chocolate chip and Grandma’s almond—can be matched with Cave Vineyard wines, and customers are encouraged to experiment with different pairings.
During a private tasting, biscotti becomes a palate cleanser and changes the flavor of the wine with every dunk. A dark chocolate cherry biscotti paired with the spiced Cave Rock Red is just one flavor combination. Give it a quick dunk, or let you biscotti soak.
On most years during harvest, the aromas of baking biscotti and fermenting grapes wafted throughout the family-run winery. However, the smell of grapes has been absent this year.
Due to a hailstorm in spring 2014 that devastated most of Cave Vineyard’s vines, the winery did not harvest in the fall but has remained busy thanks to their popular biscotti.
“We were fortunate we had a wonderful crop back in 2013 that we were able to fall back on,” Laura says. “It’s kind of a welcome break for us.”