Sage red wine cranberry sauce in a bowl


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By Murphy-Goode Winery

Sage Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

This classic take on a cranberry sauce is easy to make, and straight out of the essential Thanksgiving playbook. It’s a good foundation for learning to make other sauces down the road, and can be tweaked or improvised upon really easily. The sharp tartness of the berries combines with plenty of sweetness and citrus flavors, plus a dash of vanilla for smoothness.

Sage Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

You’ll want to slather this all over everything on your plate. And you should!


  • 1 lb cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Murphy-Goode Pinot Noir
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Black pepper


  1. Combine the wine, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, and several grinds of black pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add cranberries and vanilla extract, and simmer for 14-15 minutes, until cranberries start to burst and the sauce has thickened. 

Sage Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

Sage Red Wine CRanberry Sauce

Sage Red Wine Cranberry sauce

There you have it! A delicious homemade cranberry sauce that will have you looking like a master class chef. Your friends and family will be impressed when you don't break out the canned stuff they are so used to seeing.

We wish you a very Goode Thanksgiving!

Sage Red Wine Cranberry Sauce