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Add swing to winter with Polkadraai’s latest wine editions | Through My Wine Glass

Red or white, you’ll feel just right with Polkadraai by Stellenbosch Hills.

The past weekend I added some swing to my weekend with the Polkadraai Pinotage/ Merlot and the Sauvignon Blanc.

I’m always a bit hesitant when it comes to trying a 2017 vintage red wine, The Pinotage /Merlot is a great value wine for those cold winters nights. I paired the red wine with bean soup and this pairing worked well, I would enjoy this wine paired with meat as this would add some balance to the wine and cut through some of the tannins.

The 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot provides the perfect excuse to snuggle up beside a roaring fire this winter

The 2018 Chenin / Sauvignon Blanc was chilled perfectly and this was paired with toasted melba bread and mango atchar, give it a try I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Want to Turn up the Mood??

Turn up the mood with Polkadraai – the funky Stellenbosch Hills range that has just added two brand new editions in its portfolio: the 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot and the 2018 Polkadraai Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc.

Polkadraai delivers the quality and balance that Stellenbosch is famous for in an easy-drinking, fun-loving format. In fact, the name says it all: Polkadraai is the country road that connects the vineyards used for its wines. It’s also a reflection of all things polka – from the lively dance that has its roots in Bohemia to the playful polka dot pattern.

The Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot and Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc blends are among the most popular wines in the range and its new vintage releases are eagerly awaited year-to-year. The latest newcomers are no exception.

The 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot provides the perfect excuse to snuggle up beside a roaring fire this winter. Serve it with delicious bakes like moussaka or a cheesy Parmigiana, a hearty beef goulash or Springbok casserole.

No need to wait for summer when you’ve got the 2018 Polkadraai Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc close at hand. Fantastic by itself, this sunshine-in-a-bottle pairs brilliantly with winter dishes like honey-roasted duck, vegetable risotto or steamy paella.

Be sure to add some of the other Polkadraai bubblies to your shopping list too. The Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé is a seductive salmon-coloured sparkling wine that brims with the flavours of berries and the drier Brut Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is notable for its lively fruit flavours, and crisp acidity. Polkadraai also produces a 3L bag-in-a-box Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot Shiraz blend – the perfect solution when the party gets bigger.

Drinking with  a purpose

Good to know is that every purchase you make contributes to education. A percentage of all Polkadraai wine sales is donated to the Vlottenburg Primary School through the Polka Kids Community Project of which Stellenbosch Hills has been a patron since 2008. The school has some 400 learners that include the younger children of most of the vineyard and winery employees at Stellenbosch Hills.

Both the 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot and 2018 Polkadraai Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc sell for around R44.50 per bottle and are available at most reputable wine retailers and restaurants as well as at Stellenbosch Hills itself.

The Stellenbosch Hills tasting room is located at the corner of the R310 and Vlottenburg Road, Stellenbosch. The tasting room is open Monday – Friday: 09h00 – 17h00 and Saturdays: 10h00 – 15h00. It’s closed on Sundays and public holidays.

For more information, call 021 881 3828/9 or email info@stellenbosch-hills.co.za. Visit www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za.
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