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Grilled Corn and Arugula Salad

If only we could taste through an image! Surely, it's coming... think it'll be in our lifetime?

Back to reality: This seasonal summer salad will liven up any meal with grilled corn, sweet baby tomatoes, peppery arugula, tangy dressing and salty Manchego. Add grilled chicken or fish to make it a meal in and of itself! Light and fresh, this salad pairs magnificently with our 2022 Rosé Grand Klasse Reserve. Let us know if you try it!

Grilled Corn and Arugula Salad

Recipe by: Tanya Miller

Serves: 4-6


  • 4 ears corn, shucked

  • 3-4 arugula handfuls, or to taste

  • Cherry or baby tomatoes, halved or quartered

  • Red onion, thinly sliced

  • 3-4 freshly squeezed Mandarin oranges or 1/3 c orange juice

  • Juice of ½ lime, or to taste

  • ⅓ c extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped

  • Pinch of salt and pepper

  • Manchego cheese to shave over as garnish


  1. In a small jar, combine juice, garlic, dash of salt and pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Screw on lid and give it a good shake.

  2. Grill corn on a hot BBQ or indoor grill pan until lightly charred but still crisp, approx 7-10 minutes. Set aside. Once corn has cooled, lay on a cutting board and carefully cut off one side with a sharp knife. Now you have a flat side for stability. Continue cutting the corn off the cobs. Note: If you have ripe, sweet corn, grilling is optional - it’s fine to serve uncooked, but the grilling does add another level of flavor.

  3. In a shallow bowl, arugula, corn and tomatoes. When ready to serve, shake the dressing one more time and drizzle desired amount over salad. Toss to coat. Shave Manchego over top.

  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!


More about the wine:

Tasting notes

Old World in style, the gorgeous 2022 Rosé Grand Klasse Reserve shows remarkable precision and purity. The nose has the perfect combination of sweetness and minerality, with wild strawberry, orange peel, crushed roses, guava, and stony undertones. Swirling brings notes of lavender, raspberry purée, white peach, and sage. The mouthfeel is elegant, mouthwatering, and extremely energetic. Citrus and stone fruit flavors dominate the palate, but the mineral presence remains intact. Exceedingly wellbalanced, with superb texture, sweetness, and length, the wine never loses its tension and energy. An outstanding rosé from our volcanic bedrock soils, with gorgeous acidity and a mineral drive, that you can drink now or in the next 5 years.

  • 100% Grenache

  • Corfu Crossing Vineyard - Royal Slope AVA

  • 550 cases produced

  • $25

The Vineyard

Gård Vintners wines are 100% estate grown sustainably at Lawrence Vineyards, featuring 14 distinct vineyard sites. With elevations that range 870 feet to 1,675 feet and primarily south-facing slopes, Lawrence Vineyards provide a great framework for grape production, while the diversity of each of the locations delivers a high level of complexity to Gård wines. Lawrence Vineyards is certified sustainable.

The Grand Klasse Reserve Label

Inspired by the French Grand Cru wines, Gård “Grand Klasse” is our reserve-level program, aptly named in reflection of our Scandinavian heritage. To be designated “Grand Klasse,” each wine must meet strict standards of quality and is blended, bottled and aged with the utmost of care to bring you the very best of our grapes and effort in the bottle.

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