Warm up the cockles of your heart this winter, when Stellenbosch Hills re-introduces tasting room visitors to the world’s quintessential pairing of wine with cheese. The winery, located in the heartland of South Africa’s most famous wine region, has made a speciality of pairing experiences. These include such innovations as wine with biltong and even popcorn.
From June-August visitors will be able to enjoy the following Stonehouse Cheese and Stellenbosch Hills wine pairings:
Sauvignon Blanc & semi-soft cheese flavoured with garlic and chives
Crisp and zesty, the wine is an ideal partner to the cheese in this experience that delightfully entwines fruitiness with savoury notes.
Shiraz & semi-soft cheese with Cajun spice
The wine shows classic notes of red fruit, oak spice and hints of black pepper – elements that meet the fullness of the Cajun spice and dance on the palate.
Cabernet Sauvignon & hard Boerenkaas cheese flavoured with cumin
Two powerhouses meet in this combination. The wine is bold with the complexity of ripe fruit, oak spice and notes of cedar wood. The cheese is just as expressive, matching every step of the wine in flavour and intensity.
Muscat de Hambourg & Camembert
They say opposites attract and this is certainly true of this pairing. The wine is fragrant with notes of candy floss, boiled sweets, rose petals and violets. It goes beautifully with the young, slightly sharp and salty cheese.
With each Wine & Cheese experience, Stellenbosch Hills’ wine ambassadors will provide a short introduction before leaving tasters to navigate the pairings in their own time.
The tastings are available from June until end of August at R75 per person. For more information about Stellenbosch Hills, visit www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za
The Stellenbosch Hills tasting room is open Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00 and Saturday, 10:00 to 15:00. It is closed on Sundays and public holidays.