We were immediately struck by Vintner’s Kitchen’s compelling story of a family once spread across the country that reunited in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, where they turned their love of food and a shared table into a business.
We were also undeniably intrigued by their creative recipes, most of which feature a local or regional wine paired with local produce. We fell immediately in love with their Rogue Pear, Cranberry & Pinot Noir Jam and thought it was perfect for our February 2019 Featured Jam. Sweet Naumes pears combine with tangy and tart cranberries to create a brightly balanced fruit flavor, and the jam is carefully cooked to maintain bites of the satisfying pear texture. Hints of Pinot Noir round out the flavor profile, and lemon juice provides acidity, heightening the taste of each fruit. Finally, cinnamon and almond extract add subtle spice and nuttiness that make it a dream paired with our nut butters. We especially love this jam as part of a dessert fruit and nut tray featuring roasted nuts, dried fruit, and fair-trade chocolate.
Rogue Pear, Cranberry & Pinot Noir Jam is available while supplies last via our web shop à la carte and in recommended PB&J and AB&J pairings. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day treat, and we are thrilled to offer it as our February 2019 Featured Jam.