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Peju Province Winery’s Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Peju Province Winery's Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Peju Province Winery executive chef Alex Espinoza
These bacon-wrapped, Manchego-stuffed dates satisfy your sweet and savory needs, and best of all, they're a cinch to make. Pair them with Peju Province Winery's 2013 Syrah.
Servings 7


  • 15 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 pound aged Manchego cut into 15 blocks
  • 5 slices bacon cut into thirds lengthwise
  • ½ cup maple syrup


  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Make an incision on the side of each date and insert a Manchego block. Squeeze the date shut to secure. Wrap each date with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Place the dates on a sheet tray lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Roast in oven for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the bacon starts to crisp. Turn the dates over and cook 5 to 6 minutes more.
  • Remove dates from the oven and brush both sides with maple syrup. Return dates to the oven until they are crackly and sticky, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.


Pair with Peju Province Winery's 2013 Syrah.

Peju Province Winery

Established in 1983, Peju Province Winery is dedicated to producing balanced, expressive, and elegant wines from organic and sustainably farmed vineyards in the Napa Valley. Located on an idyllic estate in the renowned Rutherford appellation, the winery is home to lush gardens, distinctive architecture, and a tasting room offering world-class hospitality and culinary experiences. Still family owned and operated, our business has transformed over the past 32 years from a simple grape growing venture into a landmark winery. With additional vineyards in Calistoga and Pope Valley, we craft single varietal and blended wines that showcase the essential taste of the vineyard.

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