Survive Winter with this Pinot Noir Mulled Wine

Rich yet balanced, Frank Family’s Carneros Pinot Noir opens with aromas of warm baked cherries, cinnamon, and pomegranate. The wine bursts with flavors of strawberry jam and toasted rosemary that harmonize into a long finish. These delightfully layered notes make the Carneros Pinot Noir the perfect choice for mulled wine.

In celebration of the final few weeks of winter and National Mulled Wine Day on March 3, 2023, we are excited to share our take on a classic cold weather beverage to warm yourself and fill your home with spice-laden aromas. This recipe makes for a great fireside beverage or après-ski libation. 


4 CupsApple cider
1 BottleFrank Family Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir
¼ CupHoney (optional)
3 eachCinnamon Sticks
1 eachOrange, sliced and juiced
4 eachCloves, whole
3 eachStar anise
4 eachOranges, peeled for garnish


  1. Combine the apple cider, Carneros Pinot Noir, orange slices and juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise in a large pot
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Pour into glasses, add an orange peel twist and cinnamon stick to each and serve.