National Mulled Wine Day and a treat from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

National Mulled Wine Day and a treat from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Perched on eight acres atop Chehalem Mountain overlooking the Willamette Valley and Coast Range, the inn’s four guest rooms and one suite, all with en suite bathrooms, offer a peaceful retreat between adventures with spectacular views of both mountain and valley.

Chehalem Ridge

Mulled Wine from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Serves 4


  • 4 cardamon pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 dried orange slices


  1. With the side of a knife, crush the cardamon pods just a bit. Combine the spices,
  2. cider, wine, orange zest and juice, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the wine and ladle into mugs. Cut the dried orange slice from one edge to the middle. Garnish the rim of each mug with one dried orange peel.

Notes: we use Sweetened Dried Orange Slices from Trader Joes and Old Vine Zinfandel from Sineann Winery. Can be made ahead of time and kept warm in a preheated carafe or slow cooker.

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