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Rubino Estates Winery
August 26, 2022 | Rubino Estates Winery

Fumé Blanc White Wine Pasta Sauce

If you’re ever looking for a stylish white wine that’s delicious year round, look no further than Fumé Blanc. This wine has all of the bright flavor of Sauvignon Blanc, yet with a more unctuous mouthfeel and playful vanilla accents. This refined wine offers a delicious pairing, especially alongside lighter meats like chicken and fish. For this recipe, we’re layering deliciously: wine with the food and wine in the food! Not only does our Fumé Blanc infuse this sauce with delicious flavor, it pairs perfectly! 

Simple White Wine Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper fresh ground
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 pound preferred pasta
  • ½ cup parsley for garnishing
  • ½ cup parmesan fresh grated
  1. Prepare the pasta: bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil. Prepare noodles al dente and reserve pasta water.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, red pepper and sauté until golden, about one minute.
  3. Add salt, pepper, wine and butter to the pan. 
  4. Stir for 2 minutes, remove from heat and toss with pasta, chicken, scallops or shrimp, adding reserved pasta water as needed to coat the noodles and protein. 
  5. Garnish with parsley and fresh grated parmesan.

Recipe and recipe photo from Julie Blanner

This recipe is a great weeknight staple and quite simply delicious. We hope you'll elevate it with your favorite white wines, especially a reliable choice like Fumé Blanc. Easy to enjoy and especially lovely on warm days, this wine is the crowd pleaser everyone should keep around!

Our Riserva Collection Fumé Blanc is on sale now as our Wine of the Month! If that's not enough, take a look at our Mixed Case sales, which offer curated collections of Red or White Wines at a huge discount.

Time Posted: Aug 26, 2022 at 6:19 AM Permalink to Fumé Blanc White Wine Pasta Sauce Permalink
Rubino Estates Winery
August 19, 2022 | Rubino Estates Winery

Meet our New Releases

This week marked our third quarterly wine release for 2022! Rubino Estates members enjoy delicious wines grown right here in our Livermore Valley vineyard. This release included 3 exciting new vintages that we are thrilled to share with our members and guests: 2 new Barbera wines, and a new vintage of our top-secret blend. Read on to learn more!


All-new 2018 Night Owl Barbera:

This beautiful Barbera honors the owls that live on our property, providing natural ambience in the vineyards as well as pest control. This new vintage is rich in both fruit and oak notes, including bing & black cherry, fruit leather, vanilla, chocolate, and hazelnut.
93 points Wine Enthusiast




All-new 2018 Landmark Collection Barbera

A different take on our estate-grown Barbera, our Landmark collection represents the very best of the best, using exceptional careful growing practices, the finest oak barrels, and limited production. This vintage is especially dynamic, with notes of cherry, red berry, and pomegranate, warm spice and vanilla.
92 points Wine Enthusiast



All-new 2019 Proprietary Red:

Our “Prop Red” is a top-secret blend created by our winemaker. This intriguing wine remains spectacular vintage after vintage, featuring stellar complexity and brightness. The 2019 marries notes of mulberry, raspberry, plum, anise, and vanilla into each sumptuous sip.
90 points Wine Enthusiast


Which wine are you most intrigued by? Try these today at our tasting room!

Time Posted: Aug 19, 2022 at 7:31 AM Permalink to Meet our New Releases Permalink
Rubino Estates Winery
August 12, 2022 | Rubino Estates Winery

Announcing Retro Night

Discover the wines worth remembering at a night you won't forget. We are delighted to announce an event exclusively for members of Rubino Estates and Ruby Hill Wineries: Retro Night! 

Memories, love, and good wine only get better with time. That’s why we have a Library Collection! Many of our beloved wines from both Ruby Hill and Rubino Estates from years gone by have been saved in our cellar for special occasions. Now, it’s time to have a party! Below, we've listed a few of the wines that will make an appearance and what makes them special!

From the Rubino Estates Library :

2015 Nebbiolo ~ Riserva Collection
Limited Production, Italian Classic, Light yet Flavorful

2014 Amuleto ~ Famiglia Collection
Member Exclusive, Good Luck Blend, Bright Red Fruit

2015 Pinot Noir ~ Landmark Collection
Vibrant, Festive, Elegantly Romantic 

2017 Proprietary Red ~ Landmark Collection
Stellar, Mysterious, Rounded and Silky

From the Ruby Hill Library:

Armonia Lot #10 ~ Gem Collection
Aged Beautifully, Berries and Dreamy Layered Flavors

2017 Cielo Viola ~ Gem Collection
Ruby Hill Family Favorite, Elegant Complexity

2015 Petite Sirah ~ Jewel Collection
Bold and Rich, Bordeaux Beauty, Distinguished

2013 Petite Sirah ~ Jewel Collection
Profound,  Unctuous, Smoothly Creamy

These wines have been quietly waiting for their moment to shine. At Retro Night, it's your chance to enjoy these patient beauties in all their elegance and charm! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 17th from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM and get ready to enjoy timeless classics from both Ruby Hill and Rubino Estates wineries. Retro Night will feature special pricing on these exclusive Library wines, as well as a build-your-own Library wine 6 pack or case special, a Magnum Mania sale, and more. Many of these wines are limited production, so tickets are limited to two tickets per wine club membership and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Revisit old favorites and reminisce with us. For more information about Retro Night or to purchase tickets, click here.

From our cellar to yours, Cheers!


Time Posted: Aug 12, 2022 at 6:47 AM Permalink to Announcing Retro Night Permalink
Rubino Estates Winery
August 5, 2022 | Rubino Estates Winery

Food Pairings for Fumé Blanc

It’s about time for some warm-weather wine and summer friendly pairings! This week, we are putting our Fumé Blanc in the spotlight with pairing opportunities galore. This food-friendly wine brings lively tropical aromas with each sip, along with bright enticing flavor and a finish of ripe pear and white nectarine. This varietal is unique to this part of the world, so you don’t want to miss it!

Fumé Blanc is a California-born wine, and fittingly golden in both hue and flavor. Winemaking legend Robert Mondavi pioneered this wine, bringing new esteem to Sauvignon Blanc in California. Fumé Blanc owes part of its name to the Pouilly-Fumé region of France, known for its Sauvignon Blanc. The treatment of Fumé Blanc sets it apart from Sauvignon Blanc. Usually, Fumé Blanc has been aged in oak, unlike Sauvignon Blanc. Our winemaker uses neutral oak for a gentle influence, bringing body and some beautiful vanilla accents to our Fumé Blanc. The 2020 Rubino Estates Fumé Blanc spent 18 months in barrel before bottling. Scroll down to see a quick pairing guide and be inspired!


Truffled Goat Cheese

Dried Turkish Apricot

Tangerine & Grape Skewers 

Seafood Pâté

Gruyère Cheese




Roasted Pork Loin

Uramaki Sushi

Sole Filet with Lemon

Chicken Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta




White Chocolate Dipped Orange Peels

Citrus infused Madeleines

New Orleans Beignets

Cotton Cheesecake

Southern Peach Pie


Happy August to the Rubino Estates Famiglia! It’s time to beat the heat with this crisp and vivacious white wine. Cheers!


Time Posted: Aug 5, 2022 at 3:49 AM Permalink to Food Pairings for Fumé Blanc Permalink