Stellenbosch Hills set tongues a-wagging in 2005 when it paired wines with that quintessential South African snack, biltong and droëwors.
Now, it takes that lead to a whole new and irresistible flavour level with the undisputed champion of foods: bacon, beautiful bacon.
This new experience will only be available for December and January, so don’t drag your feet.
For this limited time only, Stellenbosch Hills has expanded its regular Biltong & Wine Taste Extravaganza to incorporate bacon too.
That means a single ticket of only R65 per person gets you not only the traditional six awesome portions, but a magnificent seventh too!
"Winemaking in South Africa dates back to 1659, and the making of dried meat products just as far back,” says cellar master PG Slabbert. “It seemed a logical local-is-lekker match to bring these two together for a unique tasting experience that celebrates our Cape heritage.”
This is what’s on the pairing menu:
Springbok Biltong & Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve White: a perfect balance between lean, dry gaminess and the wine’s sumptuous citrus and buttered toast flavours.
Moist Beef Biltong & Stellenbosch Hills Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot: succulent complexity matched with sweeter notes of the premier red blend.
Ostrich Droëwors & Stellenbosch Hills Merlot: milder game meat perfectly complemented by the plummy, ripe fruit flavours of a well-rounded companion.
Smoked Beef Biltong & Stellenbosch Hills Shiraz: A unique oak-smoked and cured biltong, gently spiced connect seamlessly with smoky flavours of a wine that exhibits a hint of dark chocolate.
Kudu Droëwors & Stellenbosch Hills Cabernet Sauvignon: Subtle yet rich game flavours perfect match for silky tannin and notes of ripe black fruit.
Traditional Beef Droëwors & Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve Red: Exotic zest of roasted coriander offsets the wine’s clean spice and ripe tannin.