2012 Finalists

Our 2012 Finalists have been picked! Read their bios and their recipes and you’ll see why the competition is stiff for our final grill off.

APRIL TIMBOE Siloam Springs, AR “I was a contestant in the Beringer Great Steak Challenge last year and am excited to get another shot at proving my grilling skills!” Read More Mesquite Smoke-Grilled Rib Eyes with Rosemary Lime Butter over Smashed Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes & Beringer Founders’ Estate Malbec
DANIEL PFIEFER Castle Rock, CO “That might not sound like much of a punishment, but when the temperature is well over 120 degrees, the last thing you want to do is stand over a hot grill.” Read More Porcini and Rosemary Dusted Filet with Cabernet Honey Butter an Creamy Parmesan Polenta & Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
BRETT YOUMANS Reading, PA “Gardening is my passion and I look no further than my own backyard victory garden for inspiration.” Read More Rosemary-Scented Beef Tenderloin Skewers with Cabernet-Shallot Jam and Grilled Brussels Slaw & Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
DEB STONER Portland, OR “This year in Portland, Oregon, beets were our big success, and I wanted to make a side dish that incorporated their earthy sweetness with deep dark Oregon cherries that were ripe at the same time.” Read More Bloody Butcher Flank Steak with Sautéed Beets and Cherries & Beringer Founders’ Estate Malbec
STACEY REED Gresham, OR “First, I adore Thai flavors. And when I taste food that I love in a restaurant, I like the challenge of learning to make it at home.” Read More Thai Bistro New York Strip and Warm Green Bean Salad & Beringer Founders’ Estate Malbec
ROBERT TINKLER Newton, CT “There is just something about the taste of the food and the aroma of the grill that can’t be beat.  And a nice glass of wine doesn’t hurt either.” Read More Summer Filet Mingon with a Dill Mustard Sauvignon Blanc Reduction and Baby Red Potatoes & Beringer Founders’ Estate Smooth Red Blend
SARAH MALIKOWSKI Hampden, ME “The recurring joke is that we can’t get through one meal without planning the next one. ” Read More Porcini Crusted Filet with Portabella Zin Sauce and Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta & Beringer Founders’ Estate Zinfandel
JANET YEE Phoenix, AZ “Our family lived by citrus groves and the Japanese flower gardens.” Read More Miso Riesling Ribeye with Green Onion Kicker & Beringer Founders’ Estate Riesling


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