Stellenbosch Hills has tweaked its biltong and wine pairing for Heritage Month this September, adding an additional element of either a koeksister or a koe’sister.
The traditional sweet treats will round off the food and wine pairing experience that pairs biltong and droewors with Stellenbosch Hills wines. Visitors can choose between the plaited, sweet-and-crunchy koeksister or the Cape Malay-style koe’sister, which is a spiced dough ball that’s fried, dipped in boiling hot syrup and rolled in desiccated coconut. This will be paired with Stellenbosch Hills Muscat de Hambourg.
The other members of the pairing board are:
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; and,
Traditional Beef Droëwors & Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve Red: Exotic zest of roasted coriander offsets the wine’s clean spice and ripe tannin.
The food and wine pairing is available in the Stellenbosch Hills tasting room for R75 per person. To find out more information, visit www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za.