Stellenbosch Hills has added the koe(k)sister to their wine pairing offering.
At first blush, it seems a bit peculiar, but somewhere out there must have been someone who was drinking wine and eating the sweet treat.
Now there are two distinctions to make, the koe'sister is a plait of sweet and crunchy deliciousness and the koeksuster is the doughy, oval-shaped treat which is dusted with coconut - the pairing offers you the choice of either.
It's all part of the winery's Heritage Month offering, where they want to entice visitors with a taste and a sip of South Africa.
What wine is used in the pairing?
The Stellenbosch Hills Muscat de Hambourg is used for this pairing.
It's described as having: "a colour reminiscent of a sunset and .... explosively fragrant with aromas and flavours of candy floss, boiled sweets, rose petals and violets."
The recommendation is that it's best served on crushed ice; over vanilla ice cream and strawberries; or at room temperature in winter.
This pairing is only for September and costs R75 per person. Bookings are strongly advised and can be made at 021 881 3828/9 or email [email protected]