The Stellenbosch Hills Heritage Pairing brings local, lekker food and wine together for the entire month of September 2019.

Stellenbosch Hills Heritage Pairing

South Africa traditionally celebrates Heritage Day on September 24, but Stellenbosch Hills will proudly pluck at Saffa heart strings all month long. The winery is renowned for its unconventional wine and food pairings, and for September it will lay on a fresh and delicious spread alongside award-winning wines.

No matter if you prefer kief to lekker, awêh to ngca, Stellenbosch Hills will get you and your brasse amped this season!

Stellenbosch Hills Heritage Pairing line-up

First up is the 1707 Reserve White 2018, a wine that won Double Gold at the National Wine Challenge/Top 100 South African wines competition.

This elegant, voluptuous wine is resplendent with aromas of stone fruit, honey, zesty citrus and vanilla oak spice. The palate is elegant, rich, textured and balanced by lively citrus fruit and crisp acidity. It lingers seemingly forever on the finish.

It is served in a perfect partnership with Cape Malay pickled fish and a slice of crisp, garlic flavoured bruschetta.

Then comes another top gun: the 1707 Reserve Red 2015 – a Gold medal winner at Veritas 2017 amongst its many other accolades. The wine is full-bodied and seamless with an abundance of dark berry fruit, plums, dark chocolate and hints of black pepper and cigar box on the nose. The palate reveals well-balanced structure with juicy, yet firm tannin. Every sip concludes in a long lingering finish.

Stellenbosch Hills Heritage Pairing

This champion red shines delectably alongside boerewors-inspired meatballs served on o-so-moreish home-made tomato chutney.

The parting shot into the sunset of culinary happiness is delivered by the stellar Stellenbosch Hills Muscat de Hambourg 2018 – the 30th anniversary vintage of this all-round favourite.

Sunset coloured, the wine is explosively fragrant with candy floss, boiled sweets, rose petal and violets. On the palate, it’s elegant and beautifully balanced with great length and complexity.

Its partner for the tasting is an equally popular stalwart – orange malva pudding dripping with a rooibos tea infused crème anglaise.

What: Stellenbosch Hills Heritage Pairing

Where and when: Stellenbosch Hills winery, Stellenbosch from 1 to 30 September 2019

Tickets: R75pp and booking is essential – 021 881 3828 or info@stellenbosch-hills.co.za

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