Get the New Year into gear and head off to Hartenberg Wine Estate in the Stellenbosch Winelands for the annual Riesling Rocks Festival, which takes place on Saturday, 25 January 2014. Taste the finest flagship Rieslings from South Africa’s top wine producers paired with gourmet deli fare.
Celebrated Hartenberg winemaker, Carl Shultz, regarded as one of the country’s finest Riesling masters, has invited the crème de la crème of cellars to showcase their premium Weisser/Rhine Rieslings at this fabulous food and wine celebration.
Regarded as one of the most versatile of all wines, Riesling is the perfect partner to just about any type of food. Dry style Rieslings enhance the flavours of a wide range of dishes from sushi and gravadlax to oysters and antipasti. Off-dry Rieslings make excellent pairings with spicier foods such as Thai prawns, chorizo or even herring and roll mops, with the sweeter Rieslings ideally suited to cutting through rich foods such as pâtés and terrines, duck and roast pork, and perfect for curries. Rieslings also make fine dessert wines ideally suited to fruit tarts, cheeses, pecan nut pie and even a tangy lemon tart.
Be sure not to miss out on this wine and food extravaganza, set up in a garden party theme, perfectly suited to the long summer days in January, where festival goers will be able to sample these fine wines between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday, 25 January. Tickets cost R120 per person, available directly from www.webtickets.co.za., includes all tastings and a complementary tasting glass. Live entertainment will make for a memorable experience and to ensure you don’t go hungry delicious treats will be available for purchase from the various deli stalls on the day.