Flatiron Steak with Red Wine Sauce

This is a delicious recipe that I made the other night with our 2017 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills. I cooked these inside on the cast iron skillet so I didn’t have to brave the weather. You can certainly cook them on a hot grill. I served this steak over fresh pasta and mushrooms.


  • 1 (1-pound) flat iron steak or 2 if you wish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for garnish
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 cups dry red wine


Sauce: If you want to make it easier then buy a high quality tomato pasta sauce of your choice.

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.
  3. Add the garlic and oregano and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Whisk in the wine. Simmer until the sauce reduces by half, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat. Strain the sauce into a small bowl, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids in the strainer and return the sauce to the saucepan and bring back to a slow simmer.
  7. Cut the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter into small 1/2-inch chunks and whisk in the sauce a little at a time. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.


  1. Remove packaging and pat meat dry with paper towels. Line a plate with paper towels, place meat on top and set aside to dry further and come to cool room temperature about 30 minutes. Turn occasionally; replace paper towels as needed
  2. Turn heat to medium-high under pan.
  3. Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper and drizzle with the a little olive oil to coat both sides of the steak.
  4. When cast iron is hot and smoking place the steak in and cook for 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Cook for 1-2 minutes longer if you want medium or well done. 
  5. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board. Tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Slice the steaks in thin strips, and I served over cooked pasta and mushrooms.

Pinot Blanc Reserve Paired with Crab Dip

Our brand new 2017 Pinot Blanc Reserve is going out to club members currently, so we want you to be ready with the perfect recipe to go with it. The Pinot Blanc is fermented and aged in 100% French oak barrels for a full bodied rich white wine. This is a prefect wine to pair with rich creamy foods such as crab dip. We hope you’ll enjoy.

This is our most highly sought after white wine. Only 241 cases were made.

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  • Sip NW Best of the Northwest 2019-Gold
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  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans crabmeat, drained and flaked
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 loaf round, crusty Italian bread


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, onion, mayonnaise, crab meat, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Spread mixture into a 1 quart baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Slice bread for dipping.
  • Remove baked crab dip from the oven, and serve hot.

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Virtual Fundraiser for Causa Oregon

Please join us for our July fundraiser: Live from the Dundee Hills! July 23rd. We hope you can join us! This fun, community event will feature a virtual tour of Winter’s Hill Estate and an update from our Executive Director, Adriana Miranda. To … [Continue reading]