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Pear Pecan Spice Galette paired with Bingham 2019 Albariño

Pear Pecan Spice Galette
with 2019 Albariño

You love wine and food, so we have another pairing for you. Shannon Brown, a long time team member of Bingham Family Vineyards, is here to share her expertise at creating wonderful wine and food pairings. Gather the wine and the ingredients, and try another pairing with us.

The nose on the Albariño gave me a pear and honeysuckle note, so I immediately thought of dessert. I wanted an easy, haphazard dessert that brought out those notes. Again, my daughter-in-law came through with an awesome original recipe!

Shannon Brown

Betty’s Bingham Variation

August is Albariño celebration days. What better way to celebrate than by making this wonderful suggestion from Shannon for a Pear Pecan Spice Galette.

Fresh local pecans from Orchard Meadow was a great way to start. Their pecans are often for sale at Wolfforth Farmers Market in Wolfforth, Texas. The pecans are grown in Meadow.

I went with the store bought pie crust to save some time. Which made this dish extra easy and fun to make. Just laid out the crust and started piling on fruit, nuts, and cinnamon mix.

Then the baking. Half the enjoyment was just the smell.

The Albariño was a wonderful combination with the cinnamon fruit pastry. Great idea, thank you, Shannon.

Keep in mind that our 2019 Albarino is included in our “Last Days of Summer Bundle”.

Recipe and Printing

Pear Pecan Spice Gallette

paired with 2019 Albariño
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Calories: 1147kcal
Author: Shannon Brown
Wine: Albariño


  • 3 Bosce pears, thinly sliced, core removed
  • 1 pie crust, rolled out, always roll out on a highly floured surface and continue adding flour, rolling out to an 18-inch circle
  • 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamon
  • 1/8 tsp clove


Prepare crust

  • Preheat oven to 350'
  • Roll out pie crust. Always roll out on a highly floured surface and continue adding flour, rolling out to an 18 – inch circle.


  • Place dough onto a round pizza pan or cookie sheet.
  • Place sliced pears onto dough and swirl into desired pattern, roughly fold dough over to make an edge.
  • Add pecans, placing in between pear slices, also sprinkle along folded crust edge.
  • Blend together brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamon, and clove.
  • Add to pears, placing between pear slices, also sprinkle along folded crust edge.


  • Bake in center of oven for 42 minutes.
  • Broil on low for 4 minutes, watching closely.


Calories: 1147kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 48g | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee.

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Now you have the recipe. Don’t forget to buy the wine.


Last Days of Summer … Last Days of Bingham Estate 2016 Reserve Cabernet Franc

Last Days of Summer … Last Days of Bingham Estate 2016 Reserve Cabernet Franc

Enjoy your last days of summer with a special wine bundle…

1 bottle of 2019 Albariño
1 bottle of 2018 High Plains Sunset Rosé
1 bottle of 2017 Tempranillo, low inventory
1 bottle of 2016 Reserve Cab Franc, low inventory

Last days of 2016 Reserve Cabernet Franc are here as well. There will be no 2017 Reserve Cabernet Franc, so stock up on the 2016. 

These packages will be available as inventory lasts at each of our tasting rooms.

Also if you choose to pick up this bundle at one of our tasting room, you may also pick out a free t-shirt of you choice of size and color to relax in as you enjoy your wine.

Rest assured drinking Bingham wine, knowing not only where the grapes were grown and the wine made, but that you are drinking quality wine.
Relax and enjoy!



First Day of Bingham Grape Harvest in 2020

First Day of Bingham Grape Harvest in 2020

Today was the first day for us to harvest grapes in 2020. Just a few rows of Gewürztraminer. Crop damage it too bad to salvage any of the fruit, but it has to be harvested for records. I guess there will not be any estate Gewürztraminer for 2020 from Bingham. But we have just released our 2019 Gewürztraminer. As all our varietal wines, this wine will be club exclusive for three months to give our club member the first change to buy and enjoy this wine. 

If you are not a club member, there may be some bottles of our 2018 Gewürztraminer available at one of our tasting rooms. Consider joining one of our wine clubs to have the best access to our wines.


We do have a new (to us) harvester to try out today. We traded in our two harvesters that had to be pulled by a tractor for this self-propelled model. Everyone was excited to see it run. It will be gentler on the vines as well as the fruit, so that we can make even better quality wine to share with our friends.

Not much Viognier this year either, but Petit Verdot looks promising. I’ll keep you updated on the harvest.


Organic Pima Cotton Growing on Bingham Farm

Organic Pima Cotton Growing on Bingham Farm

An update is in order to see the beautiful blooms in our organic pima cotton.

We do need a rain, but the cotton is looking good for now. The blossom are turning from yellowish white to pink, and then to purple. Once they fall away there we be a square (don’t ask me why they call it that) which will produce the cotton boll. For now we can enjoy the blossoms.


Becker Vineyards Visit in 2009 #TBT

Visit to Becker Vineyards in 2009

The first year that we grew grapes for Becker Vineyards was in 2006. That was the first year that we sold grapes to any winery. We appreciated the fact that Becker signed a contract with us before we had put an acre in the ground. We all worked hard to produce great grapes that Becker could make into great wine, and they did just that.

We visited Becker Vineyards as a family in 2009. Richard and Bunny Becker were our gracious host and hostess as well as all of the great bunch at Becker.


We had a wonderful tour of the winery with Dr. Robert Becker telling us about their expansions and new projects. As well as how they were taking good care of our grapes, making wonderful wine. They were building one of their tasting room addition at the time.

We had a wonderful concert afterwards with even our youngest, Brianna, playing a little piece for Bunny and Robert. The whole gang played some fiddle music with Robert joining in on his wash tub bass.

Great times to remember on a #ThrowBackThursday.


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