Malbec Magic – Quince Sauce Recipe from our Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Malbec

Elevate Your Culinary Experience with Yarra Valley’s Finest Malbec

Experience the fusion of Yarra Valley’s exceptional Malbec wine with a quince sauce, creating a masterpiece that elevates any meat dish. This simple yet exquisite recipe brings together the boldness of Malbec and the sweetness of quince to craft a sauce that complements and enhances the flavours of your favourite meats.


  • 1 cup Yarra Valley Malbec wine: Choose a high-quality Malbec from the Yarra Valley, known for its rich and robust flavour profile.
  • 2 cups quince paste: Look for locally sourced quince paste to infuse the sauce with a sweet and tangy essence.
  • 1 cup beef or vegetable broth: Enhance the depth of the sauce with a flavourful broth base.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil: To sauté and infuse the ingredients with a hint of richness.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced: For a savory undertone.
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves: Add a touch of earthy aroma to complement the robust Malbec.
  • Salt and pepper to taste: Season according to your preferences.


  1. Sauté the Aromatics:
    • In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, ensuring not to brown the garlic.
  1. Infuse with Malbec:
    • Pour in the Yarra Valley Malbec wine, allowing it to simmer and reduce by half. This concentrates the wine flavour in the sauce.
  1. Add Quince Paste:
    • Stir in the quince paste, allowing it to melt into the wine mixture. The quince paste brings a delightful sweetness and thickness to the sauce.
  1. Introduce Broth:
    • Pour in the beef or vegetable broth, ensuring a smooth consistency. Adjust the thickness by adding more broth if needed.
  1. Season and Simmer:
    • Season the sauce with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme leaves.
    • Allow the sauce to simmer over low heat, letting the flavors meld together for about 15-20 minutes.
  1. Strain or Blend (Optional):
    • For a smoother consistency, strain the sauce to remove any solids. Alternatively, blend it to achieve a velvety texture.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Drizzle the Malbec and Quince Sauce over your favorite grilled meats or roasted vegetables.
    • Garnish with fresh thyme for an extra burst of flavor.

Pairing Suggestions:

This Malbec and Quince Sauce pairs exceptionally well with grilled lamb chops, beef tenderloin, or even a hearty vegetable skewer. The robust and fruity notes of the Yarra Valley Malbec complement the savory and sweet elements of the sauce, creating a harmonious dining experience.

Whether you’re hosting a special dinner or seeking to elevate your everyday meals, this Malbec and Quince Sauce recipe showcases the culinary excellence of Yarra Valley’s renowned Malbec wine, turning every into magic of Yarra Valley in your own kitchen with this delightful recipe.

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