Lodi is just as much a culinary destination as a wine growing region. Livestock ranches, family-owned creameries and local farms overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables have made the region irresistible to many of the country’s most talented chefs. With its wealth of quality ingredients and fine wines, this lush region is truly a haven for gourmands. Charlene Mettler (or "YaYa" as she is fondly referred to by her grandchildren) is known for bringing the family together and serving up the best local cuisine. We are proud to share our family's recipes with you!
  Sausage Sliders
A spicy twist on a game-day favorite! These sliders have enough flavor and spice to stand up to our hearty Old Vine "Epicenter" Zinfandel. Go team!
1 TB Olive oil
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 lb spicy Italian bulk sausage
12 slices of Havarti Cheese
12 parker house rolls or Hawaiian sweet rolls split
Salt and pepper to taste.

Sauté yellow onion in olive oil until caramelized, set aside.

Split sausage into ˝ inch thick patties. Broil them on a broiler proof rimmed baking sheet and cook through, 5 minutes per side. Once you flip them add cheese and cook until bubbly.

Assemble the patties with the cheese, and the onions on the rolls to create the sliders. Enjoy with a glass of 2013 Mettler “Epicenter'' Old Vine Zinfandel.

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