New Mixer Recipes for the Holidays

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Two Grandpa’s Wassail

2 cups Two Grandpa’s Wine
2 cups Cayuga White Wine
2 cups Apple Cider or Apple Juice
2 cups Cranberry Juice
1 large Orange with 10-20 cloves inserted in the skin (wash thoroughly)
1 orange cut into slices
2 Cinnamon Sticks

Mix all wines and juices together, squeeze in juice from orange slices and float in the mixture. Pour mixture into a crock pot or pot on your stove, adding cinnamon sticks and the whole orange with the cloves inserted in the skin. Heat for one hour in crock pot on medium or on stove until warm and serve in mugs. Makes 6-8 servings (depending on the mug size!!)

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Two Grandpa’s Party Punch

4 cups Cranberry juice
2 cups Orange juice
2 Cups Two Grandpa’s Wine

Mix juices and wine in a pitcher and chill until cold. Serve in a large bowl stemware wine glass with an orange slice on the lip of the glass to garnish. If you like a little “Fizz” add a can of Sprite or 7up.
Enjoy! Makes 6-8 servings.

Eric’s Red Wine Chili Recipe

One pound of Ground Beef

One Chili seasoning packet

One large can Mild Chili Beans

One large can stewed tomatoes

One cup of Eric’s Red Wine

*Pour yourself a glass at this point too and also a glass for any kitchen

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One half chopped sweet onion.

One tablespoon brown sugar

Brown ground beef, add beans, tomatoes, onion, brown sugar, seasoning packet and cup of Eric’s red wine. Mix all ingredients together and simmer for half hour or more until desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

*Sprinkle with your favorite cheese, One of ours is with chili is Ropp Jersey Sharp Cheddar.

Recipe for Grape Cobbler

This recipe is from one of our U-Pick customers who was kind enough to share it with everyone. From Dorie’s neighbor

8 cups mashed grapes

1/2 cup flour

3 T. tapioca mix together and add to grapes

3/4 cup sugar

Layer grape mixture in bottom of 9×13 pan (we sprayed pan first)


1 stick butter

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

Mix together and then put topping mixture over grape layer

Bake @ 350 degrees – 40 minutes

Hope you enjoy this, as we always do. Our neighbor Dorie had given us this recipe.