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  • Classic Chicken Pot Pie with Viognier Straw Wine

    Classic Chicken Pot Pie with Viognier Straw Wine

    One of the most popular meals of all time, the Classic Chicken Pot Pie, comes to life this winter as we pair it successfully with the Elgin Vintners T’Kane Ouwe Viognier Straw Wine. The pie has a flaky, buttery crust, a creamy sauce, and a hearty mix of chicken and vegetables the whole family will […]

  • When Should You Decant Wine?

    When Should You Decant Wine?

    Often an object of intimidation, a decanter is an important and rewarding tool. When done correctly, decanting a wine can elevate even the most average wine experience. However, it is not always easy to know whether or not to decant. You need consider the changes being triggered by the process, along with keeping a few […]

  • Kudu Steak with Syrah Jus and Mushrooms

    Kudu Steak with Syrah Jus and Mushrooms

    Not only is winter a time when we enjoy our hearty red wines more due their warming effect and synonymity with colder weather, but it is also hunting season for many and a time when venison meats are more readily available. Donnie, our resident Braai Master and National Sales Manager, found this recipe by Anel […]

  • Weskus Braaibroodjie 

    Weskus Braaibroodjie 

      The traditional braaibroodjie, a firm favourite in South African households, is spruced up with a lovely treat found commonly in the West Coast of South Africa – bokkoms.  Bokkoms is whole, salted and dried mullet (a type of fish commonly known in the Western Cape of South Africa as “harders”) and is a well-known delicacy […]

  • A Family-Friendly Country Escape for Fine Wine – Elgin Vintners Launches New Tasting Room

    A Family-Friendly Country Escape for Fine Wine – Elgin Vintners Launches New Tasting Room

    The newly-opened Elgin Vintners Tasting Room is an ideal destination on a visit to the scenic valley of vines and orchards, to taste their distinctive cool-climate wines and enjoy a cheese platter or picnic with spectacular views of the valley, farmlands and surrounding mountains. Located in the heart of the fertile Elgin valley, with its […]

  • Cool-Climate Elegance to Cool Canned Wine Trend with Fynbos Lite Premium

    Cool-Climate Elegance to Cool Canned Wine Trend with Fynbos Lite Premium

    Elgin Vintners has joined the growing global trend for canned wine with the launch of Fynbos Lite, premium vintage red and white wines in convenient, eco-friendly packaging that are light in all senses of the word – a lighter carbon footprint, light on alcohol and lighter on the waistline. Fynbos Lite celebrates the home of […]

  • Golden Recognition for Elgin Vintners at Michelangelo 2020

    Golden Recognition for Elgin Vintners at Michelangelo 2020

    A single vineyard and grapes treated gently and with care produces our delicate and elegant Ridgelands Pinot Noir, its rare quality recognised with a Double Gold award in the 2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. Elgin Vintners Ridgelands Pinot Noir 2018 was one of just 89 out of more than 1 500 entries to make […]

  • Sea Bass and Sauvignon

    Sea Bass and Sauvignon

    A whole sea bass braaied to perfection makes a great summertime dish. The bones help to add flavour and moisture to the flesh, while the striking grill lines on the glistening skin make the fish wonderfully presentable. The fish can be oiled, seasoned and added to a fish basket prior to cooking (this helps to […]

  • Crayfish on the Braai

    Crayfish on the Braai

    Crayfish on the braai with flavour-spiked butters is a great way to step up your braai game. Crayfish meat grills beautifully, and its natural richness just gets better when drenched in butter. A delicious summer treat when enjoyed with Elgin Vintners Chardonnay. INGREDIENTS • 4 whole crayfish or 8 tails (allow 2 per person)• 250g […]

  • Merlot with Mediterranean Moussaka – Reimagined

    Merlot with Mediterranean Moussaka – Reimagined

    MOUSSAKA POTJIE This August, Donnie celebrates Merlot and Moussaka. It is as easy to make this recipe on an open fire in a Dutch oven as it is to bake it in an electric oven. Don’t worry too much about getting the moussaka perfectly layered like a lasagne – the proof is ultimately in the […]

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