Lee Hudson, co-owner of Hudson Ranch, pours wines in Napa Valley, CA

Brix Restaurant and Gardens has always had a clear focus on providing a farm-to-table dining experience, with the restaurant's recent renovation elevating this longtime local favorite to a modern dining oasis.

Just a stone's throw from the restaurant, diners find the crown jewels of the grounds: the spacious flower and vegetable gardens and fruit tree orchard.

Comprised of raised boxed beds and in-ground beds, it grows crops year-round, and it's not unusual to see the chefs out in the garden gathering bunches of fruits, vegetables and herbs for the day’s specials.


Business

Grocery & Winery

Where to Find Them

Oxbow Public Market


Hudson Vineyards


 
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Most Famous For

Besides their famous Chardonnays, Hudson Ranch Owner Cristina Salas-Porras Hudson has her own famous roasted nuts that are served with each tasting. View the recipe.

 

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Must-Try Food & Wine Pairing

Hudson wines are full-bodied with great minerality and/or tannins so they pair very well with most foods. Their go-to favorite at the moment is the Old Master (80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot) with a garlicky lamb roast and an herb salsa verde.

 

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Inside Scoop

The market at Oxbow is well known as a chef's market, catering to many local chefs and serious home cooks. If you’re shopping Hudson Greens & Goods, you may just rub elbows with a few culinary stars.

 

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Annual Events

Each fall the ranch grows giant pumpkins and gourds. In 2019, Leonardo Urena, their garden manager broke the California state record with his giant pumpkin…weighing in at 2,175lbs.

 

 

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Featured Recipe

Cristina's Famous Nuts

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed raw nuts, such as pecans, walnuts, almonds and cashews
  • 32 sage leaves, torn into large pieces
  • One 8-inch rosemary sprig, leaves stripped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°.
  2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the mixed nuts with the sage, rosemary and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the nuts in an even layer.
  3. Bake for 3 hours; the nuts should not be browned.
  4. Let the nuts cool on the baking sheet until they are crisp, then transfer them to a bowl and serve.