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Press and Video

Over the course of the last few years Mikael has gained quite a following of fans for his wines. These include the White House and President Obama! Below are just a few videos of interviews and articles which we are very proud of as they demonstrate that Kaena Wines is friends to all! 


805 Living Taste Wine
November 2022

The Aloha Friday Morning Show Feat-Mikael Sigouin 
June 21, 2017

Cork Dorks Liquid Lunch - Kaena Wines
April 12, 2017

"Los Olivos Part Two" ~ Local Love 805
February 15, 2015

โ€œRhones Rule: The Wines of Ballard Canyonโ€, Garagiste Festival 2014
February 12, 2014

12 Standout California Reds ~ Wine Spectator
December 13, 2013

Huffington Post ~ Grand Daddy of California Wine Events: Family Winemakers San Francisco 

September 13, 2013

ENOFYLZ Wine Blog ~ The Best of California Grenache: 2013 San Francisco Family Winemakers Tasting

August 26, 2013


June 2013

Gevurtz ~ Kaena, Grenache Rose, 2012, Santa Ynez Valley, California

March 31, 2013

Garagiste Festival ~ Get the Dirt fomr Mikael Sigouin of Kaena Wine Co.

February 9, 2013


Videos and Interviews


Channing Jones
October 31, 2023 | Channing Jones

Thanksgiving Recipes

Enjoy these delightful dishes with the curated Kaena wines for a memorable Thanksgiving feast! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ


Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Paired with 2021 Chardonnay


  • 1 medium butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and cubed)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh thyme or sage for garnish


In a large pot, melt butter and sauté onions until translucent.
Add the butternut squash cubes and sauté for 5 minutes.
Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer until the squash is tender.
Use an immersion blender or regular blender to puree the soup until smooth.
Stir in the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with fresh thyme or sage before serving.



Herb-Roasted Turkey

Paired with 2019 Thompson Vineyard Grenache


  • 1 whole turkey (about 12-15 pounds), thawed
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C).
Place the turkey on a rack inside a roasting pan.
Mix melted butter with the chopped herbs.
Brush the turkey generously with the herb butter mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
Roast the turkey in the preheated oven for about 3 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving.



Cranberry and Walnut Salad

Paired with 2022 Grenache Rosé


  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup feta or goat cheese, crumbled
  • Balsamic vinaigrette dressing


In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, cranberries, and walnuts.
Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and toss gently.
Top with crumbled cheese before serving.



Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Paired with 2021 Hapa Blanc


  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
Slice off the top of the garlic head, drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast for 30 minutes or until soft.
Boil potatoes in salted water until tender.
Drain the potatoes and mash them in a large bowl.
Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into the mashed potatoes.
Add warm milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Mix until smooth.



Savory Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Paired with 2018 Clone 362 Grenache


  • 1 pound sausage, crumbled
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 6 cups cubed bread
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a large skillet, cook the sausage until browned. Remove and set aside.
In the same skillet, sauté the onions, celery, and apples until tender.
In a large bowl, mix the bread cubes, sausage, sautéed mixture, sage, salt, and pepper.
Gradually add chicken broth until the bread is moist but not soggy.
Place in a baking dish and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes or until golden brown.



Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Paired with 2019 Hapa Red


  • 1 pre-cooked ham (8-10 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey


Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C).
Place ham in a roasting pan.
In a bowl, combine bourbon, brown sugar, mustard, and honey to make the glaze.
Brush the ham generously with the glaze.
Bake the ham for about 1.5 hours, basting with the glaze every 30 minutes.
Let the ham rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Time Posted: Oct 31, 2023 at 3:02 PM Permalink to Thanksgiving Recipes Permalink
Channing Jones
October 31, 2023 | Channing Jones

Aloha to Thanksgiving with Kaena Wines! ๐Ÿท๐ŸŒบ

Aloha, my ohana! It’s that time of year again, where the leaves start to change, and the air gets crisp with anticipation. As someone who grew up surrounded by the gentle breezes and warm waters of Hawaii but now calls California home, I find myself blending the best of both worlds. And when it comes to Thanksgiving, what better way to bring together these two beautiful places than with the gift of wine?

Introducing our specially curated sets (with recommended food pairings) for this Thanksgiving: The Thanksgiving Pairing Set and the Thanksgiving Dinner Party Collection.



Thanksgiving Pairing Set:

  • 2021 Chardonnay: Think of a sunlit beach day in Hawaii with a hint of tropical undertones. This Chardonnay is an impeccable match with a Creamy Butternut Squash Soup as you set the festive mood.
  • 2019 Thompson Vineyard Grenache: With its smooth hints of red berries and a touch of spice, it's the wine that complements the star of the show: the traditional Herb-Roasted Turkey.

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Collection: This one’s for those who love to celebrate in style, with a table surrounded by loved ones and filled with laughter.

  • 2022 Grenache Rosé: As refreshing as a Hawaiian morning, this Rosé is your perfect partner for a Cranberry and Walnut Salad.
  • 2021 Hapa Blanc: This one's a bouquet of exotic aromas, pairing wonderfully with your Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
  • 2018 Clone 362 Grenache: As stories unfold and laughter echoes, this wine pairs just right with Savory Sausage and Apple Stuffing
  • 2019 Hapa Red: Deep, resonant, and perfect for those heartfelt toasts. Pair it with a sumptuous Bourbon-Glazed Ham to elevate your feast.

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, to share and to love. Just like our wines, which are a blend of my Hawaiian roots and some of the best Santa Barbara county vineyards, Thanksgiving is about blending traditions, memories, and moments. So, as you gather around the table, with our wines in hand, remember the spirit of aloha – love, peace, and compassion.

Mahalo for letting Kaena wines be a part of your special day. Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i! (Happy Thanksgiving!)



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