French Shallot Herb Soup

Recipe Date: October 29, 2021
Serving Size: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

Recipe by Charisma Valentine to pair with our 2017 Chief Peak for our October 2021 wine club release.


  • 6 shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (can sub in honey)
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 quarts chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Chief Peak, for deglazing
  • Provolone or gruyere cheese


  1. Line heavy bottomed pot with olive oil, approximately 2 tablespoons, and then add butter.
  2. Caramelize shallots and onions on low heat with the sage and bay leaves. Be patient, this will take some time.
  3. To help with browning, add in brown sugar or honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Toss in the garlic and stir until fragrant.
  5. Add flour, cook off, about 2 minutes.
  6. Deglaze with Chief Peak, anywhere from a quarter to half a cup.
  7. Add stock, and simmer until the flavors mingle, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  8. Evenly divide between oven safe bowls.
  9. Top with cheese.
  10. Broil until golden brown and bubbly.
  11. Enjoy with crusty bread for dipping and a glass of Chief Peak!