Fall and winter are the perfect time to turn up the Gemütlichkeit. Chilly days are a great excuse to light a fire, gather your favorite people, cook a delicious meal and open just the right wine.

We want you to get more Gemütlichkeit in your life, and we’re here to help. Check back regularly for ideas to create gemütlich gatherings. For each one, we’ll create a menu with suggested wine pairings and even the perfect soundtrack. When you buy the wines we’ll send you the recipes that go with them and just like that, you’ve got everything you need to live your best Gemütlichkeit life. 

Hard to Pronounce. Easy to Love.

We hit the street in McMinnville to see how people did when we just showed them the word. We loved their reactions! But don’t worry, you don’t have to know how to say Gemütlichkeit to embrace the concept. Enjoy!

The Bonfire


The Wine

Big Fire 3-Pack

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



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 Recipes