Disclaimer: I received an assortment of The Divining Rod wines in order to create this recipe. All opinions are my own.
The golden love of autumn isn’t out of the picture yet. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, now is the time to begin planning the dinner menu. Why not have a signature drink to serve guests with appetizers? A fall sangria recipe that is easy to make. This Mid-Autumn Festival Sangria Recipe is sure to please the crowd with its warm, crisp flavor.
First, The Wines
The Divining Rod wines sent me three bottles to choose from for this recipe. I used the Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir Sangria has a flavor that warms the tongue with the higher acidity. Perfect for a “fall like” feel for this fall sangria.
The story of The Divining Rod wines is rather interesting and appropriate for this time of year:
“From water, comes wine” – never has this been more true than with The Divining Rod wines. By giving life to countless vineyards across California, Marc Mondavi quite literally “turns water into wine.” He possesses the grape growing and winemaking skills and knowledge that come from growing up in the Napa Valley, as a key member of America’s foremost wine family. But Marc’s “sixth sense” for water divining (also called water witching or dowsing) and connection with the land, put him on another level of winemaking. That’s why we say that his Divining Rod wines are more than natural, they’re supernatural.
Established in the 1940’s by Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, C. Mondavi & Family remains a family-owned business which has thrived for generations to produce fine wines for a variety of occasions and consumers. Built on a foundation of family values, hard work and European winemaking traditions, the winery offers a portfolio of wines for special occasions and everyday gatherings of family and friends. Day-to-day operations are handled by co-proprietors Marc Mondavi and Peter Mondavi Jr., both sons of legendary Napa Valley wine icon Peter Mondavi Sr., who serves as the company’s president and CEO. The family is now proudly welcoming members of the fourth generation to the business, continuing a legacy started 70 years ago.
The selection in this recipe is the 2014 The Divining Rod Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
– 100% Pinot Noir
– SRP: $18.99
– Webpage: https://www.thediviningrod.com/shop/pinot-noir/
– Wine Notes: https://www.thediviningrod.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DR-Wine-Notes-PN-14.pdf
Mid-Autumn Festival Sangria Recipe – Fall Sangria
Ingredients – makes about 2 glasses
- 6oz 2014 The Divining Rod Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
- 10oz Warm Apple Cider
- 10oz Lemon Lime Soda
- Thinly Sliced Apple
- Pour all ingredients into a mixer, starting with the wine, then warm apple cider and lemon-lime soda.
- Mix well.
- Pour into a glass and add a thinly sliced apple to the rim for embellishment.