Carneros Dove Wine Cocktail Recipe

In Spanish, the word for dove is “Paloma.” This fresh and aromatic wine cocktail takes its inspiration from the classic tequila cocktail by the same name. Frank Family’s Carneros Chardonnay showcases bright, fresh citrus notes, which become amplified with the addition of muddled grapefruit wedges. To complement this additional component of acidity, we have added agave nectar, whose subtle sweetness restores balance to the drink. Finally, fresh sprigs of rosemary give this drink herbaceous, woody notes that are distinctly different from the oak spice of our Chardonnay, creating a delightfully complex sip from beginning to end.


2-3 slicesGrapefruit wedges
1 ozAgave nectar
To tasteice cubes
4 ozFrank Family Carneros Chardonnay
2 sprigsFresh rosemary


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add 2-3 sliced grapefruit wedges and agave nectar, and press together with a classic muddler or large spoon.
  2. Add Chardonnay, ice cubes, and two sprigs of fresh rosemary.
  3. Shake gently to release the rosemary flavors from the leaves and pour into a tumbler or wine glass.