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Durst Winery Charbono Paired with Lakewood Meats House-Made Sausages

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I grew up in Lodi, and Lakewood Meats has been involved in my childhood memories as much as anything. From appetizers to sides or the main event, Lakewood Meats’ house-made bratwursts and sausages are always a crowd pleaser.  

For our October platter, we used Alabama sausages and smoked and original bratwursts. We barbecued them over Cowboy lumpwood charcoal, which added beautiful color and a smoky flavor. We served them with our favorite sweet and spicy mustards and charred pasilla peppers.

We paired the sausage platter with Durst Winery’s Charbono. Charbono is a rare grape to find in the Golden State, with around 100 acres planted in total. This wine is a silky mixture of stewed black plums and blueberries with scents of chocolate and cardamom spices on the nose. Charbono complements the sweet and salty notes in both the Alabama sausage and traditional bratwursts. Move over, Oktoberfest; bratwursts can be paired with the right wine.

INGREDIENTS
Lakewood Meats Alabama sausage, traditional bratwurst and smoked bratwurst
Selection of favorite mustards
Pasilla peppers

PARTNERS
Chef Lauren O’Leary
Durst Winery
Lakewood Meats
Cowboy Charcoal
Joseph Magnelli

Written by: Lauren Rose, lomade.co, @Laurenrosecooks