Backyard Bonfire

It’s fall, time to gather around a Big Fire

Just because the days have turned chilly, doesn’t mean backyard bonfire season is over. We love to put on a cozy sweater, call a few friends and build a fire. It’s comforting and exhilarating all at the same time – and the perfect recipe to get Gemutlichkeit. 

On an evening like this, you want something warm and hearty to eat that is decidedly unfussy – bonus if it can be made in advance and kept warm so your friends can just serve themselves when they’re ready. A classic chili fits the bill, accompanied by nothing more than a few condiments and some warm cornbread. Everybody loves to snack on something crunchy as they gather and chat. How about a big bowl of Aleppo Pepper Spiced Popcorn?

This simple meal is over the top when paired with our down-to-earth, super-approachable Big Fire wines. Start with a crisp glass of Big Fire Pinot Gris (perfect with the popcorn) and move on to the Big Fire Pinot Noir and Tempranillo when you break out the chili.  

Here’s everything you’ll want to pull this gathering together. We designed the menu, wrote the recipes and even made a great playlist, now all you need is the wine. Get more Gemütlichkeit.

The Wine

Big Fire 3-Pack

  • 2016 Big Fire Pinot Gris
  • 2017 Big Fire Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Big Fire Tempranillo



The Playlist

R. Stuart Thanksgiving Wines