Easy Fall Pie Recipes

Move over pumpkin – this Thanksgiving Sumac Ridge has created a set of easy to make boozy pies that’ll keep your heart full with festive feeling. 

We hope you enjoy these recipes created by our team as well as our fabulous partners Leslie Rossi (A Life Well Consumed) and The Pie Shoppe. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving from our family at Sumac Ridge to yours. Don’t forget to tag us @sumacridgewine if you make a boozy pie, we’d love to see your creations. 

Sumac Ridge Gewürztraminer, Strawberry and Raspberry Pie



  • ½ cup   Sumac Ridge Gewürztraminer
  • 3 cups Strawberries 
  • 3 cups Raspberries 
  • ½ cup   Sugar 
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon juice (if it’s fresh, even better!) 
  • 3 tbsp. Corn starch 

Note: Berries can be fresh or frozen

Pastry (enough for bottom & top crust):

  • 2 ½ cups All-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 6-8 tbsp. ice water


  1. Mix pastry by hand and roll into pastry shell, crimp edges and let chill in fridge while you make the filling. Or take a short cut and pick-up a pie crust from the store, we won’t tell.
  2. Save extra pastry for pie topping. 


  1. In a large bowl combine Sumac Ridge Chardonnay, strawberries, raspberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch; gently mix.
  2. Once mixed, transfer into a large pan.
  3. Heat on medium-low, lightly mashing berries until mixture thickens (about 10 min.); stir constantly.
  4. Once mixture has thickened, remove from heat. 
  5. Add berry mixture to pie crust. 
  6. Top pie with remaining pastry.

Sumac Ridge Merlot Chocolate Pie


Graham Cracker Crust: 

  • 1 1/4 cups cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter

Chocolate Filling:

  • ¾ cup Sumac Ridge Merlot
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 (4 oz) baking bars bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter cubed

Optional Toppings:

  • Whipped cream
  • Shaved chocolate
  • Chocolate syrup

Graham Cracker Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well combined.
  3. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9 or 10 inch pie pan.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool before filling with the chocolate pudding mixture.

Chocolate Filling:

  1. Place bittersweet chocolate and butter into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the heavy cream and Sumac Ridge Merlot in a small saucepan over medium heat until the edges start to bubble — do not boil!. 
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa, sugar and salt until ingredients dissolve and mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour hot mixture over chocolate/butter and whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour mixture into cooled pie crust.
  6. Cover with plastic (plastic should be touching chocolate filling) and chill overnight until the pie has set or for approximately 6 hours.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and chocolate syrup.

Sumac Ridge Cabernet Merlot and Blueberry Pie

Created by Leslie Rossi, A Life Well Consumed

    • ½ cup Sumac Ridge Cabernet Merlot
    • 6 cups Frozen Blueberries
    • ½ cup Brown Sugar
    • 2 tbsp. Lemon juice (if it’s fresh, even better!)
    • 3 tbsp. Corn starch
    • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
    • ⅛ tsp. Salt
  1. In a large bowl combine Sumac Ridge 2018 Cabernet Merlot, blueberries, brown sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch; gently mix.
  2. Once mixed, transfer into a large pan.
  3. Heat on medium-low, until mixture thickens (about 10 min.); stir constantly.
  4. Once cooled, add blueberry mixture to cooked pie crust.
  5. If you have the tools on hand, create a lattice to top your pie or opt for a full pie top for a simpler, more traditional style.

Sumac Ridge Pinot Grigio Lemon Pie with Poached Peaches and Cream

Presented by The Pie Shoppe



  • 1 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cold water
  • pinch of salt

Poached Peaches

  • 4 medium peaches
  • 1/2 cup wine (Sumac Ridge 2018 Pinot Grigio)
  •  Additional flavours optional:cinnamon, green cardamom, vanilla andor orange zest.


  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs fine cornmeal
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of vanilla
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 5 tbs melted butter
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 5 tbs lemon juice
  • 3 tbs orange juice
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream 

Whipped cream 

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 tbs sugar


  1. Mix pastry by hand and roll into pastry shell, crimp edges and let chill in fridge while you make poached peaches- or buy a prep made pastry shell bottom.

Poached Peaches:

  1. Slice and pit organic Okanagan peaches with skin on into pot.
  2. Add peaches, wine and additional flavours into pot.
  3. Poach on medium heat for approximately 20 minutes until peaches are cooked.
  4. Take peached out of liquid and reduce liquid by one 1/3 and then add back into peach compote.


  1. In medium sized bowl add lemon zest, flour, cornmeal. salt, vanilla and sugar.
  2. Melt butter and add to dry mixture, whisk in eggs one by one keeping custard batter smooth.
  3. Finish with juice and cream- whisk until smooth and then pour custard into pre-rolled pastry shell.
  4. Bake in oven, middle rack, 350F for 40 minutes until custard is set. 

Whipped Cream:

  1. Whisk cream and sugar until soft peaks.
  2. Chill until serve. 
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