Two Mountain Tempranillo

BBQ pork with cheesy grits

BBQ Pork with Cheesy Grits


  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup stone ground yellow grits
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups rib meat from leftover pork ribs
  • ¾ cup BBQ sauce


  1. In a large pot bring the water to a boil. Next add the salt, cayenne pepper and butter.
  2. Gradually add the grits to the boiling water using a whisk to prevent any lumps.
  3. Lower the heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. While grits are simmering, pick meat from pork ribs and chop. Place in a small saucepan with BBQ sauce and cook on low for 10 minutes.
  5. Gradually whisk the cheese a little at a time into the grits until completely incorporated. Cook another 5 minutes.
  6. Plate with divided grits, topped with BBQ pork rib meat. Garnish with fresh cracked black pepper and chopped parsley (optional).

© Recipe courtesy of Kevin is Cooking.


Mellow style logo2-Mountain-Tempranillo-bottleTwo Mountain Winery
Yakima Valley, Washington


The Two Mountain Tempranillo opens with hints of overripe fig, forest-fresh Hemlock, and a smidge of toasted pine nuts. It is then followed by dried tobacco, sun-dried tomatoes, and coriander dust. Once you have been tantalized by the aromatics, the palate is treated to soft tannins mixed with nice acid, a touch of subtle oak and flavors of rich earth, dark huckleberry, sage and a freshly rolled cigar. This is definitely an old world-esque Tempranillo from the new world Washington State. Be prepared, be very prepared.

Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Analysis: 13.9% alcohol / volume
Appellation: Yakima Valley, Washington
Various Estate Vineyard Plots
Production: 200 cases

About Two Mountain Winery:

“Our name, Two Mountain Winery, is inspired by the majestic views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier which serve as the backdrop of Copeland Vineyard. It’s a simple moniker that reflects our minimalistic approach to growing and making wine with a proud nod to the incredible valley in which we farm.

There’s something uniquely fulfilling in working the same ground as our uncle, grandfather, and great- grandfather. It would be easy to take this humble life for granted, but we consider our role as growers to be more than just wine grape production. We have an obligation to operate in a way that ensures the next generation inherits a world worthy of their potential. Becoming Washington State’s first certified sustainable vineyard not only validates our efforts as growers, but reminds us of how fortunate we are to be surrounded and supported by an incredible team that is committed to making the right decisions for our land, our planet, and our customers.

We like to joke that four generations of Yakima Valley farming pulsing through our veins predisposed us to dirty fingernails and an inherent love of the land, but it really is the truth. We love this life, and we’re lucky to have it. We hope that shines through in our wines and that you enjoy them as we prefer—with friends and family.” – The Brothers, Matthew & Patrick Rawn

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Pomar Junction Reserve Tempranillo

Brisket Nachos with green peppersEasy Brisket Nachos


  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 3 cups shredded beef brisket leftovers or freshly smoked
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Optional Toppings
    • Guacamole
    • Salsa


  1. Heat up smoker to 350-450°F. Line a cast iron skillet with aluminum foil.
  2. Spread the tortilla chips out in pan. Avoid stacking them in a pile as much as is possible.
  3. Top chips with shredded brisket, cheese, BBQ sauce, green pepper, red onion, and black beans
  4. Transfer to smoker. Close lid and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from smoker and top with chopped green onion and any additional toppings
  6. Serve immediately. To keep warm, cover with aluminum foil.

© Recipe courtesy of The Online Grill.


Bold wine Style logoPomar_Junction_Tempranillo_ReservePomar Junction
Reserve Tempranillo
Paso Robles, California


This wine expresses itself with dark and earthy aromas and flavors. Dried black cherries and leather aromas mingle with hints of nutmeg and clay. It has an intense tannic structure and flavors of black currant that lead to notes of freshly brewed Italian espresso. This wine has a lengthy finish with notes of dark berries and rye toast. It will cellar beautifully for years, but is accessible immediately to those who desire big and bold reds. 

Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Analysis: 14.3% alcohol / volume
Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Pomar Junction – Upper Slope Select, Estate Vineyard
.55 g/L
Sugar: 23.8 brix
Aging: 21-22 months
35% New Oak (French & American)
Winemaker: Jim Shumate
Cases Produced: 193

Located in the El Pomar District in the heart of the Paso Robles AVA, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery is family owned and operated by the Merrill family. Here, they grow premium grapes, focusing on small lot, food friendly wines with sustainable vineyard management techniques. The winemaking experience is further enhanced by their Head Winemaker and Cal Poly SLO Enology Professor, Jim Shumate. Learn more about the Merrill Family and Jim Shumate here.

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