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Entertaining Made Easy with J. Lohr Chardonnay

In partnership with J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines

Life has been nonstop ever since we announced our engagement, so the moments when we can sit down with friends over a great wine and dinner are that much more appreciated these days. To celebrate the new chapter and prepare myself for my new role as a wife, I decided to invite a good friend of mine over for a delicious dinner.

The main star of entertaining was our wine selection, J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay, which also happened to dictate the course of our dinner. Since it turned out to be a huge hit, I decided to share with you what made it so special! If you’re a fan of fresh, vibrant white wines, keep reading for perfect food pairings that go with it!

entertaining ideas Chardonnay food pairing

One of my favorite ways to entertain is to have friends over who enjoy cooking, so you can prepare the meal together! Just pop a bottle of a delicious Chardonnay that’s good for any day to combine pleasure with work. 😉 Trust me, the time you spend in the kitchen together will be a perfect opportunity to catch up, learn something new and have fun!

J. Lohr Vineyard and Wines food pairing

If you’re looking for an easy and quick dinner + light bites to prepare, I recommend making this three herb chicken and mushrooms + peach & goat cheese crostini. Both of these dishes paired beautifully with our J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay, because they complemented its bright acidity and creamy texture. Think flavors of white peach, floral, citrus, baking spices and honey and you’re there.

Chardonnay food pairing chicken mushroom sauce

peach goat cheese crostini Chardonnay pairing

peach and goat cheese crostini

three herb chicken mushroom sauce Chardonnay pairing

three herb chicken in a mushroom sauce

More J. Lohr Chardonnay food pairing recipe ideas:

Salmon in a creamy Dijon sauce or a niçoise salad with a citrus vinaigrette.

Chardonnay for any day J.Lohr Vineyards and Wine

We had so much fun cooking this dinner together, I plan to make it a weekly activity in our household! After all, there’s nothing better than sharing a good bottle of wine with friends over an amazing meal, am I right? 🙂


What’s your favorite dish to pair with a Chardonnay for any day?

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  1. Raphael wrote:


    Published 9.6.18
    • Paulina wrote:

      I can’t wait to make these dishes again! They paired so well with the wine!

      Published 9.6.18
  2. Savannah Bergin wrote:

    I’m dying to try this recipe! I couldn’t agree more, an intimate dinner with friends is a great chance to catch up! That crostini sounds TO DIE FOR!! I’m a fan of chicken salads with Chardonnay, all though I recently tried a unfiltered chars that I ended up pairing with scallops in a citrus garlic shallot glaze!

    Published 9.7.18
  3. Katryna wrote:

    Hi! You make all of this look so amazing I am going to HAVE to try it myself. I looked up the three herb mushroom recipe and plan on trying it this weekend. In order to make it perfect I will have to go out and find the Chardonnay to go with it!! Do you know if Lohr sells on the east coast?

    Published 9.7.18
  4. Shauna wrote:

    Oh my gosh, you’re so cute! Love these pics, and that food looks seriously AMAZE.



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  5. Laura wrote:

    This all looks so good! I’ve never tried this wine. I need to look for it!

    Published 9.7.18
  6. I love Chardonnay so I’d love to join you guys there^^
    Food looks delicious too, especially crostini- yummy 🙂

    Published 9.7.18
  7. Amy Arnold wrote:

    What a fun meal! Everything looks delicious. A good wnie is always a good idea.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Published 9.10.18
  8. Rachel wrote:

    I looooove a good Chardonnay – can’t wait to try out some of these yummy pairings! (:

    Published 9.10.18
  9. OOoooOOOoooOOh I’m alwys on the hunt for a good meal to pair with wine! Thanks for sharing! I wish I’m the type of person that can commit to a weekly cooking in the household i’m too lazy haha


    Published 9.11.18
  10. Jessica wrote:

    This looks sooo good dear. Thanks for sharing this idea!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    Published 9.11.18
  11. Ashley wrote:

    Everything looks SO yummy- especially that wine!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    Published 9.11.18
  12. Brooke wrote:

    Paulina, this is one beautiful post! The photography is just gorgeous. I’m not a wine drinker, but these pairings do sound delicious. Congrats on your engagement too, I can’t believe I missed that!!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    Published 9.11.18
  13. These photos are so gorgeous!

    Published 9.12.18