Cheese & Wine: Savour the quintessential pairing at Stellenbosch Hills
The fun returns to Stellenbosch Hills this month with a delicious opportunity to savour two ageless companions. The popular Stellenbosch Hills Wine & Cheese Pairing is a chance to gather up friends and family for a light-hearted and tasty excursion to the heart of South African wine country.
Over the years, its Wine & Cheese Pairing has become a popular activity and this year promises to be the same, with the tastings launched this month and running until October.
The four wines and highly-rated artisan cheeses from Stanford-based producer, Stonehouse on offer in the tasting room are:
- Stellenbosch Hills’ award-winning Sauvignon Blanc whose lively acidity and burst of fruit marry with the semi-soft cheese’s garlic-and-chives seasoning;
- The winery’s bold Shiraz, with its spice and dark berry traits, that meets a semi-soft cheese with Cajun character;
- A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon – the most awarded variety for the Stellenbosch region, which is elevated even further by the Italian herbs that flavour the semi-soft cheese served alongside it; and,
- The winery’s own Muscat de Hambourg, a magnificent dessert wine that is not only the perfect round-off to any dinner, but also to this series where it is served with a creamy Camembert.
The winery has a long and proud history of producing an excellent portfolio, from serious collectors’ items to the Polkadraai everyday range of good-humoured wines. It has made a speciality of pairing experiences which include such innovations as wine with biltong and even popcorn.
The Stellenbosch Hills Wine & Cheese Pairing is just R95 per person and must be booked ahead of your visit. Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 881 3828 to reserve a spot.
The Stellenbosch Hills tasting room is open Monday to Friday, 09h00 to 17h00; and Saturday, 10h00 to 15h00. It is closed on public holidays.
Stellenbosch Hills wines – including those in the Wine & Cheese pairings – are available online via www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za or at leading wine retailers countrywide.
For more information visit the website or find Stellenbosch Hills on Facebook (StellenboschHills), Twitter @STBHills and Instagram @stellenbosch_hills.
The Stellenbosch Hills winery and tasting room is located at the intersection of the R310 and Vlottenburg Road, just outside Stellenbosch.