Slow Cooker Hearty Burgundy Wine Pork Roast #SundaySupper

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by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 29 comments

in Family Foodie Recipes, Holidays, Sunday Supper

I love a good birthday celebration. What’s more fun than getting together with family and friends to celebrate that once a year special event? At our house, we celebrate birthdays by letting the birthday boy or girl choose their favorite meal. Sometimes it is something fancy like Lobster Ravioli with Shrimp Garlic and Caper Sauce or something fun like Portuguese Pulled Pork.  Part of the fun is planning the menu leading up to the birthday celebration. Many times changing our minds and substituting a dish and creating a new recipe. But one thing is for sure, we get more excited about our menu as the big day gets closer and we love to make the birthday boy or girl feel like a million bucks.

When it comes to birthdays, it’s all about putting together a great menu that shows loved ones how much we care! This week, we are gathering around the family table to break bread and celebrate with special guests. Gallo Family Vineyards is celebrating Hearty Burgundy’s 50th Birthday. Since 1964 it’s been one of their family’s favorites — needless to say, this calls for a special menu. Since I am a big believer that wine sauces make even the simplest dishes feel ” special and fancy.” I couldn’t wait to try a Slow Cooker Hearty Burgundy Wine Pork Roast, featuring the birthday wine, Hearty Burgundy.

Slow Cooker Hearty Burgundy Wine Roast Pork #SundaySupper

I had so much fun preparing this recipe. You can check out the progression on my instagram pictures. Step 1, Step 2 … and isn’t this platter just gorgeous, Step 3. 

Slow Cooker Hearty Burgundy Wine Pork Roast #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Serving Size: 6


  • 3 to 4 pound Pork Shoulder Blade Roast, Bone In
  • 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons powdered garlic
  • 2 tablespoons spanish paprika
  • 1 cup Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Place pork shoulder blade in the slow cooker
  2. Sprinkle with worcestershire sauce, powdered garlic and paprika until well coated on top and sides
  3. Add Gallo Hearty Burgundy to the bottom of the slow cooker
  4. Place the bay leaves on top of the pork roast
  5. Cook on low setting for approximately 8 to 10 hours
  6. Slice and baste with the delicious wine sauce
  7. Serve over mashed potatoes or boiled potatoes
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#SundaySupper with Gallo Family Vineyards If there was any doubt in my mind that a wine sauce could take the simplest of ingredients and take a dish to the next level, this recipe completely proved it. The Hearty Wine Sauce made this inexpensive piece of meat so delicious that it truly could be served during a birthday party or holiday. I would compare this dish to a restaurant quality Osso Buco, it really is that tasty. The best part about it, throw it in the slow cooker and forget about it for the next 10 hours.  Your house will smell amazing all day long, as the pork cooks slowly for hours.  When it is ready to serve, be ready for a delectable pork dish with a light but rich wine sauce.

Gallo Hearty Burgundy 50th Birthday #SundaySupper Hearty Burgundy is known as Gallo’s “Original Red Blend.” It combines mouth-watering richness with flavors ranging from dark berry to red plum. With its well-balanced fruit and subtle hints of oak, the medium-bodied, dry Hearty Burgundy paired perfectly with the Slow Cooker Hearty Burgundy Wine Pork Roast. Ron and I really enjoyed the Hearty Burgundy and I think I already know what Ron will be requesting for his birthday dish this year.

This limited edition Hearty Burgundy will be available on the shelves of your local retailers starting this month. To find a retailer near you, click here. You can also visit Gallo’s website or connect with via FacebookTwitterInstagram, or YouTube.

The Sunday Supper Family went “all out” and created their favorite recipes to commemorate Hearty Burgundy’s Birthday. Check out the recipes and tips on pairing the medium-bodied, Hearty Burgundy. Cheers to the Gallo Family and Hearty Burgundy!

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Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Renee February 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

I’m always looking for pork slow-cooker recipes and this is a to-make for sure! There is something magical about slow cooked pork and then with wine is doubly good.


Marjory @ Dinner-Mom February 16, 2014 at 7:54 am

This looks fabulous! I couldn’t agree more…a little wine always seem to add a festive feel to a dish. This one looks delish!


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips February 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

Isabel, this sounds fantastic. My hubby can’t really eat pork too often, so I’d love to try it with a beef roast. I picked up some Hearty Burgundy to try!


Liz February 16, 2014 at 8:55 am

I make a lot of beef recipes with burgundy, but now I must try your pork! This would definitely be a crowd pleaser!!! Toasting you with my glass of Gallo Hearty Burgundy held high…to all the amazing dishes in this fabulous event! Cheers!


Shaina February 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

I love coming up with special birthday menus, that’s the best part! (aside from eating it). Wine sauce is a great way to really polish up any dish & yours sounds fantastic! Happy 50th to Gallo’s Hearty Burgundy! I think I’ll buy a bottle today to celebrate :)


Renee - Kudos Kitchen February 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

I’m sure you can’t beat this for taste and ease of preparation. I love that you used pork along with the burgundy. It looks amazing!!!


Alice // Hip Foodie Mom February 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

I love that we both did slow cooker recipes! I love a good slow cooked pork!!! Your Slow Cooker Hearty Burgundy Wine Pork Roast looks so delicious!!! and loved watching it happen through instagram!


Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious February 16, 2014 at 9:46 am

That looks restaurant-worthy, and I mean that as a high compliment!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

Wow, wow, wow!!! Your pork roast looks to die for!! It’s beautiful and just incredible! I love that you slow cooked it!!!


Courtney @ Neighborfood February 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

Oh Isabel, this looks wonderful! Rich, satisfying fare. I love dishes like this that are fairly simple, but elegant enough to serve for a birthday celebration!


Jennie @themessybakerblog February 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Isabel, this pork is making my mouth water. So much deliciousness going on. I love that you let the birthday boy/girl choose the meal. Pinned.


Bea February 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

This is the perfect dish for Sunday. It sounds delicious and I cannot wait to give it a try.


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons February 16, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I agree – a wine sauce makes ANY meal feel fancy. I like to keep single-serve bottles of wine in my fridge for a quick sauce when I don’t feel like opening a whole bottle of wine.

This is such a beautiful pork roast. I love the Worcestershire. I can almost taste it now!


The Ninja Baker February 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Wow! Beautiful way to celebrate birthdays…The Burgundy does indeed fancy up most any meal =)


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere February 16, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Can’t beat a pork roast. This sounds amazing!


Constance @FoodieArmyWife February 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

What a beautifully rustic recipe Isabel. Looks heavenly!


Jennifer/mealdiva February 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Pork shoulder and burgandy wine.. Sounds delicious!!!


Cindys Recipes and Writings February 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

I love the idea of pork and burgundy. I must try your roast recipe!


Betsy @ Desserts Required February 16, 2014 at 9:07 pm

This is a delicious way to celebrate a 50th anniversary! Gorgeous pic, too!!


Alida February 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Such a beautiful dish! The ingredients are so simple, yet flavorful…and would go wonderfully with the delicious Hearty Burgundy!


Maureen | Orgasmic Chef February 17, 2014 at 5:37 am

Slow cooked pork roast with wine is just to die for. I want some right now. :)


Soni February 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

Ooh your pics are droolworthy and making me hungry at 10am!!!I bet all those lovely flavors and the burgundy makes this the perfect dish for entertaining!


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) February 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

Yum…I just so happen to have a pork loin roast in the freezer. Do you see where this is headed?1?!?


Anne @ Webicurean February 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I may have to pick up a pork roast today just so I can try this–I haven’t used the slow cooker all winter… something I need to correct right away!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked February 17, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I’ve been drooling over your pork roast ever since you started posting the photos, Isabel! This looks fabulous! Your family is so much fun. I’d love to crash one of these parties someday ;)


Amy Kim February 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm

OMG…who doesn’t love a hunk of meat! This looks awesome!


Susan February 18, 2014 at 8:24 am

This is gorgeous and I would have never thought to cook and serve pork this way. A new inspiration for sure!


David @ CookingChat February 19, 2014 at 6:11 am

Sounds great! Do you find the bone-in works better? Last time or two I tried something with pork shoulder (boneless) it came out a bit dry and tough. Or maybe it was a different variable…I should just try your recipe!


FamilyFoodie February 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

I really enjoyed the bone-in David… It had a Osso Buco feel to it. Let me know if you try it.


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