Holiday Entertaining with Wente + Spinach Artichoke Bites

This post is sponsored by Wente Vineyards but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Spinach Artichoke Bites

With the holiday season in full swing, I have been prepping to be the best hostess possible for all of my guests at upcoming parties.  It can be a little overwhelming at times with my to-do list getting so long but this year, I have vowed to do something different.  This year, I am making time.  I am making time for friends, family, and myself during this hectic time of year in order to make sure that I enjoy this time to the fullest.

Recipe to Pair with Wine

When I am taking that time, I like to sit down with a book and a glass of Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay.  It’s such a great way to take my mind off of planning events, gifts, and everything else and just relax.  Wente Vineyards may sound familiar to long time readers because I have previously talked about how much I love their wine in my raspberry white wine ice cream and strawbery balsamic bruschetta posts.  They are the country’s oldest family-operated winery, founded in 1883.

My favorite of Wente Vineyards wine this season is their 2017 Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay.  It has such an incredible flavor!


If you are looking to be a great guest during the holidays, bringing a bottle of this chardonnay is a fantastic way to show your hosts how much you appreciate them!

Recipes to pair with chardonnay

To pair with this chardonnay at my recent holiday party, I whipped up a batch of spinach artichoke bites.  They were super easy to make and the flavor complemented the chardonnay so well.  All you need are a few simple ingredients and less than 25 minutes.  Trust me, your guests will love you for making these and serving them with 2017 Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay!

Spinach Artichoke Recipe

Yield: 12 servings

Spinach Artichoke Bites

Spinach Artichoke Bites

Spinach Artichoke Bites - An easy appetizer made in less than 25 minutes! Crescents filled with spinach artichoke dip and baked in a muffin pan!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 sheet uncut crescent dough
  • 3/4 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  2. Roll out the crescent dough and cut it into 12 evenly sized squares.  Place each one into the bottom of the muffin tin.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combined all of the ingredients.  Mix together until well combined.
  4. Place about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into each of the crescents.  Place in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the crescents have turned golden brown and the cheese has melted.

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  • Reply
    Sandra Shaffer
    December 1, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Wendt Chardonnay is the perfect match for the spinach artichoke bites. I always appreciate a good recommendation on wine. This one happens to be made near my hometown, so I’m trilled to support a local wine.

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    December 1, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Love that you paired this fabulous Chardonnay with these delicious and cheesy spinach and artichoke bites. Perfect for entertaining during the holidays and beyond.

  • Reply
    December 2, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    I need to find this uncut crescent dough you mention… I didnt even know that existed!! Chardonnay sounds great with these little beauties!

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    Michaela Kenkel
    December 3, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Spinart is my favorite dip!! I love these little bites — and that wine!! Perfect dinner for me! 😉

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    Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    December 3, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    My husband LOVES anything artichoke and spinach – I can see these disappearing SUPER fast if I make them!!

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    Jennifer Stewart
    December 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I love a great chardonnay if it’s nice and buttery! Pairing it with such delicious appetizer bites makes them all the better!

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    December 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Wente is one of our favorite wines and it would be perfect with those Spinach Artichoke bites!

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