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Incredible Pork Sosaties

Bacon-wrapped pork sosaties paired with Rietvallei Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. A delicious Saucy Shiraz Sheppard's Pie divided into small ramekins, a great hearty meal for the whole family. Ingredients: 600g pork neck Mushrooms cut in half 6 Tbsp BBQ sauce 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp Rietvallei Shiraz 1 Tbsp crushed garlic 1 packet of bacon sosatie sticks Method: Cut the pork off the bone, and then into cube-shaped medium-sized chunks. Using your sosatie stick, add the bacon as you will use this to wrap the other ingredients. Then add the pork, fold over with the bacon, add the mushroom,...

Two Gold Medals for Rietvallei Wine Estate @ 2020 Veritas Awards

We are happy to announce that both our Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 & Rietvallei Shiraz 2018 has received gold medals at the 2020 Veritas Awards. Synonymous with excellence in wine and brandy, the Veritas Awards is the longest running and most prestigious wine and brandy competition in South Africa, dating back to 1991. In addition to the two Gold medals we also received two Silver Outstanding, seven Silver and four Bronze medals. An overview of the Rietvallei Estate gold medal wines: The Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 is a full-bodied, complex wine...

Saucy Shiraz Sheppard’s Pie

Sheppard's Pie paired with Rietvallei Shiraz 2018. A delicious Saucy Shiraz Sheppard's Pie divided into small ramekins, a great hearty meal for the whole family. Ingredients: 250 g potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm pieces 2 small cauliflowers, cut into florets, about 1 1/2 cups 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 2 Tbsp cream 1 Tbsp grainy mustard 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp fresh-ground black pepper Filling: 500 g lean ground beef, or lamb 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 carrot, diced small 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp fresh-ground black pepper 1/3 cup Rietvallei Shiraz 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 cup no-salt beef broth 2 Tbsp tomato...

Coenie de Villiers Under The Stars

Award-winning South African singer-songwriter Coenie de Villiers performed under the stars at the prestigious Rietvallei Wine Estate located in Robertson on the 7th of November 2020. It was a truly unforgettable night filled with storytelling, piano playing, and singing which included a diverse selection of Coenie's songs from various albums over the years. The night was greatly enjoyed and was much needed for many people after lock-down to experience such a great event out under the stars, surrounded by vineyards and the beautiful Robertson mountains. We would like to thank Coenie...

Caramelized Onions & Goats Cheese Tartlets

Caramelized Onions & Goats Cheese Tartlets paired with Rietvallei JMB Cabernet Franc 2016. These red wine caramelized onion and goats cheese puff pastry tartlets are easy to make, elegant, and simply delicious. Ingredients: 3 onions (thinly sliced) 3 Tbsp olive oil 250 mL Rietvallei Shiraz 3 Tbsp brown sugar 3-4 sprigs thyme leaves Salt & black pepper to taste 1 Roll frozen puff pastry 200 grams of goat cheese (25g per tartlet) Method: Heat the oil in a pan on low heat and fry the onions until softened but not browned, about 10-15 minutes. 2. Add ½ the red wine...

Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – Prescient Top 10

We are happy to announce that our Rietvallei Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020 received Top 10 Status in this year's Sauvignon Blanc Report. The Sauvignon Blanc Unwooded Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by Prescient received 115 entries in total. The wines were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, the scoring was done according to the 100-point scale. The panel consisted of Christian Eedes from Winemag and Roland Peens and James Pietersen, both of Wine Cellar, Cape Town merchants and cellarers of fine wine. Feedback from the...

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