Fourth Annual Rancho Vignola Giveaway

November 14, 2015

(UPDATE: comments problem has been fixed. You should now be able to comment on the post to win. My apologies!)

Every fall for the last 10 years, I have been ordering shipments of new crop nuts from Rancho Vignola. I always buy enough to last me the year, because their nuts are so fresh and so flavourful that they have ruined me for any other nut. (I’m looking at you rancid supermarket nuts: you are dead to me.) And being so fresh, Rancho Vignola nuts last at least a year anyway. Of course, I buy some of their supremely delicious dried fruit and baking chocolate while I am at it, because of course I do.

Regular blog readers will know that I have been a fan of Rancho Vignola for a long time, but only recently have people on Vancouver Island been able to sample RV products before placing an order. Last November, Rancho hosted their first Harvest Event on Vancouver Island and it was a smash hit. They are back again this year, November 27th and 28th, at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Yours truly will be doing two or three cooking demos on the Saturday. Which means, if you time it right, you will be able try samples of delicious Rancho products and samples of delicious recipes made from Rancho products. It is definitely worth the visit!

So every fall for the last three years, Rancho Vignola has been kind enough to sponsor a basket giveaway on my blog. We are at it now for the fourth year running. A gift basket, showcasing the best of the new crop, valued at $100, will be given away to one of my faithful blog readers. The winner has the option of picking up the basket at the Harvest Event November 27th or 28th, or having the basket shipped to them.

The $100 Basket Giveaway Rules:

To qualify for delivery, you must have a Canadian shipping address. Enter the draw in one of three ways:
(1) comment on this post
(2) post to my facebook fanpage
(3) tweet with the hashtag #RVgiveaway2015 to @chefheidifink

Giveaway ends by midnight, Sunday, November 22nd, and a winner will be announced Monday, November 23rd. That’s about one week, folks!

(Non-winners will be very happy to note that Rancho Vignola’s December Online Harvest Event is coming soon. No minimum order required! So, if this has piqued your interest, and you can’t make it to any of the Harvest Event locations, you can order some to try.)



Comments (49)

  1. I’m so excited about receiving my first shipment of RV products this year! Looking forward to attending the harvest event, too :) See you there!

  2. Tried a few times, but will make the trip to Sidney to find these products. Love the idea of a gift basket, love your blog and will be trying the brussel sprouts for sure.

  3. We have been enjoying Rancho Vignola products here in Golden for several years now. I always love to introduce this great company to new friends!

  4. Sadly I have to admit that I have never tried Rancho Vignola nuts and have been buying Supermarket nuts for years. You have definitely sparked some interest in this food-loving home cook!

  5. I tried Rancho Vignola nuts and fruits last year when they had their open house…yum yum. We bought several varieties for ourselves and as Christmas gifts. Last year we had a freak snow that made it difficult for more people to attend. I hope it will be easier to get there this year. Please enter me in this delicious draw.

  6. I have tried a number of Rancho Vignola’s products and love them all!! We have used them for a fundraiser for our dragonboat team for the past couple years – all the funds raised go to our local hospital foundation for breast cancer diagnostic equipment. Rancho Vignola has been a great company to help raise money for our cause. Thanks, Heidi!!

  7. We attended the event last year, it was fantastic.
    The products we purchased were amazing.
    Would love to win this basket.
    Thanks Heidi for introducing us to such a fabulous product.

  8. Glad to hear about this Heidi. I missed it last time, so plan on going and checking out their products – and catching one of your demos. Yes, please, do enter my name in the contest.

  9. Hi Heidi, I love the Rancho Vignola products. I tried to organize a group purchase for their wholesale opportunity a while ago, but couldn’t pull it together. So for sure I will make my way to Sidney. I hope to catch some of your demos. What times will they be?

  10. Glad the comments section is fixed! I thought it quite strange that no one had commented ;-) Love RV products and am so happy that I can still get them even though we have moved recently to Toronto! Waiting anxiously for the December Online Harvest Event.

  11. Wow! Love Rancho Vignola products! They are always so fresh, simply the best available. It would be wonderful to win. Thanks to you for offering the giveaway. Good Luck to everyone.

  12. I would love to feed my kids these yummy nuts as a healthy snack. I will try to get out to the harvest event in Sidney!

  13. I love this company and bought so many of their delicious products for Xmas gifts last year.
    Thanks for letting us know about Rancho Vignola! I sure would be delighted to win the gift basket!
    Hope to see you in Sidney. (I love your blog!)
    Pat Chauvin

  14. Love Rancho! Freshest nuts I have ever tasted. My husband is from the tropics and rancho nuts are the only Canadian product fresh enough to taste like home.

  15. I would so love to win this beautiful gift basket. I adore Rancho Vignola products, so fresh and tasty. Thanks for the opportunity for being selected as a winner :)

  16. Wow, I would sure like to win the beautiful basket of wonderful Rancho Vignola products.
    Thank you for this opportunity to enter this contest from Coreen in Vernon :)

  17. Oh, I have ben meaning to try Rancho Vignola and somehow it keeps slipping my mind. What a wonderful way for us to source nuts!

  18. I took Chef Heidi’s Pie Class yesterday and it was delicious! I can’t even imagine how much more delicious a pie would be when I incorporate some fabulous Rancho Vignola products. Mind Blowing Delicious.

  19. Aw, I had no idea the comments weren’t working – I posted on the first day of the contest. (I now see my post isn’t here!) Who is the lucky winner?

  20. we recently were in spain and although we did t try the albondigas I made your recipe today and they are delicious. I wull make a point of searching the out if I ever return to spain.

  21. I missed your event in Warfield last weekend would love to see a catalogue if you have one. Hoping to get over to Kelowna later this month!

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