{recipe} Middelvlei Rooster Merlot 2019 meets meaty beef bourguignon

Some food and wine pairings are classic, timeless couples. Like this rich and warming beef bourguignon and Middelvlei Wine‘s Rooster Merlot 2019. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply the knowledge passed down to them through three generations of winemaking to produce wine of exceptional quality and reputation. As a family vineyard, the Mombergs ensure…

{wine} Middelvlei Rooster Rosé 2019 meets baked guava pudding

Ah, the humble baked pudding. Filled with guavas and coconut, turn this simple warm dessert into a fine dining experience with the addition of a bottle of Middelvlei Wine‘s Rooster Rosé 2019. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply the knowledge passed down to them through three generations of winemaking to produce wine of exceptional…

{wine} The simplicity of Sauvignon Blanc: La Motte

Lock-down has reminded me of the enjoyment found in the simplest of things. An icy bottle of La Motte Sauvignon Blanc and quesadillas, for example. No frills, no fuss; just pure enjoyment. Introduction We tend to think that food and wine pairings have to be extravagant, over the top or even surprising. For me, the…

{recipe} Middelvlei Rooster Sauvignon Blanc meets herby chicken pilaf

I’ve been spending a lot of my free time during lock-down in The Little Kitchen, trying out recipes I’ve been saving in my dog-eared flip-file for one day. Middelvlei Wines gave me the perfect canvas against which to create and cook with their stunning range of Rooster wines. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply…

{wine} Draw inspiration from Flagstone Wines’ Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018

Flagstone Wines simply lets the creativity flow and awakens the wordsmiths within us with their Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018. Introduction As with any of Flagstone’s wines, I was endlessly fascinated by the ink-splattered label, and beautifully apt named bottle. The wordplay intrigued me, as it was clever and innovative. That, and I adore an aromatic…

{wine} Flagstone Treaty Tree Wines: bottles tangled in stories

Over the years, I’ve slowly been working my way through Flagstone Wines‘ expansive range of wines. And yet, every time I pick a new one up, I’m in awe of not only what’s inside the bottle. Also – of the story wrapped around it. Introduction Flagstone Wines has been one of my favourite labels for…

{wine} Flagstone Wines’ Word of Mouth Viognier 2018 – have you heard?

Once again, as with all their other wines, Flagstone Wines added their magic touch in the cellar and released an alluringly delicious interpretation of Viognier, a delicate varietal with a history to match. Have you heard? It’s called Word of Mouth Viognier 2018. Introduction Sometimes I feel as if every bottle of wine and every…

{news} Welgegund Heritage Wines reflect on a good year

Welgegund Heritage Wines, nestled at the foot of the magnificent Hawequa mountains in Wellington, are reflecting on a good year which saw their wines honoured with impressive ratings in both Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report as well as Platter’s 2020 Wine Guide. Welgegund, meaning “well-bestowed”, is undoubtedly graced with abundant blessings. A hidden…

{news} Are you ready for Middelvlei’s Braaibroodjie Challenge?

Although travelling seems impossible at this stage we invite you to transport your imagination to Middelvlei Wines, which is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. A small yet dynamic farm, which has been owned and run by the Momberg family since 1919. As you enter the gates leading to the farm you are…