Vessel Wines: Brats with Syrah

by Shona Milne on September 12, 2013

“ Beer with bratwurst? Not when you have wine!”

Vessel Wines has a favorite recipe that pairs perfectly with their Vessel Red Neptune Syrah blend.  It also happens to be seasonal and the season is just about upon us, fall! You still get to use your grill!

Bratwursts on the Grill

Ingredients – Makes 10 servings

1/4 cup butter
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
½ a growler (32.oz) of Vessel Red Neptune
2 pounds fresh bratwurst
10 hot dog buns


Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the sliced onions for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender and translucent. Add the chopped garlic and cook, stirring, for an additional 2 minutes. Add the wine with equal parts water and let simmer while the bratwursts are cooking on the grill.

Grill the bratwursts for 30 to 35 minutes, turning often. Be careful not to poke holes in the casing. Remove the bratwursts from the grill and simmer in the wine sauce for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot with onions on the rolls.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 47 mins

Ready In 52 mins

A classic German bratwurst is a perfect sausage for our Neptune Syrah blend because of its deep earthy flavors. Serve the remainder of the growler of wine with  the meal and ENJOY!

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09.18.13 at 11:10 am

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Curt Stimpson 09.19.13 at 6:55 pm

When you plagiarize (steal) a recipe, let’s say like a ‘beer marinade’ for bratwursts, to a ‘wine marinade’ make sure you change the word ‘beer’ to ‘wine’ where ever it is written. That way it won’t be so obvious that you just copied someone else’s recipe. Seems like a waste of good wine to me anyway. Bratwursts were made to be cooked in beer.

Shona Milne 09.20.13 at 10:54 am

Curt, I do ask for original recipes and do not really have a way to verify recipes. I did not see the “beer” mention in my proofreading. I do like my brats marinated in a nice dark German beer.

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