Sophistication from the South Coast - New Release: 2023 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc

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A Special Touch to Perfect Your Festive Gifting

Has festive gifting becoming more of an angst than a joy? Are you stressed about the time it takes to find something that will be treasured and appreciated? Perhaps there’s someone on your list who seems to have it all? We think we have found a way in which you can add a special touch,...

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Get out and set your table!

Keen to move away from hearty soups and heavy stews to dishes that are lighter and brighter? Acclaimed recipe developer and passionate foodie, Georgia East, is just as keen to embrace summer flavours. Inspired by the Vin de Joie Rosé, her recipes will bring joy from lunch to supper and from solo indulgences to table-laden feasts with friends...

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Get out and find some joy!

Winter 2023 was one of the wettest and coldest the Cape Winelands have experienced in a long time! While rainy days are perfect for warming up in front of a fireplace, sipping on some of the Boland's renowned red wines, the extreme winter (lasting until late September!) not only caused extensive damage over the area,...

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Springtime Roast Chicken

Recipe by Georgia East Combining the verdantly fresh flavours of thyme, rosemary and seasonal vegetables like bay fennel, leeks and asparagus, this recipe for classic roast chicken is great for entertaining as it easily feeds a crowd. A generous splash of Vin de Joie rosé in the base of the roasting dish makes a delicious jus...

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Mussels with Rosé, Sundried Tomato and Parsley

Recipe by Georgia East Full of Mediterranean flavour, using sundried tomatoes as part of a classic Moules Mariniere brings out the mussels’ natural sweetness and the soft pink sauce looks beautiful when serving with Vin de Joie rosé. Prep time: 20 mins /Cook time: 10 mins /Serves: 4-6  Ingredients:  3-4 kilograms of fresh black mussels, cleaned...

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Paprika and Pink Peppercorn Prawns

Recipe by Georgia East Taking only 15 minutes from kitchen to table, this easy recipe for grilled prawns is made speedily in the oven but are also delicious on the braai. Simply season, grill, peel and dip into a lightly spiced mayonnaise flavoured with Spanish smoked paprika and serve with generous glasses of 2023 La Motte...

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Lemon and Rosé Possets

Recipe by Georgia East Simple to prepare but impressive to serve, these dreamy creamy desserts are easily made the night before. The rosé jelly adds a gentle acidity to the sweet richness of the possets.  Prep time: 10 minutes plus overnight setting /Serves: 6 Ingredients: 600ml double cream 200g fine caster sugar 3 lemons, zested and...

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Red Grape and Herb Focaccia

Recipe by Georgia East Make the dough for this pillowy no-knead bread a day in advance. Once the waiting period for the dough to prove is over, the focaccia only takes 20 minutes from oven to table. The addition of red grapes lend their sweetness to the focaccia, making it pair beautifully with La Motte Vin de...

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Braai on a stokkie

Whether you want to play with tradition and cover curried lamb sosaties in crispy onions, wish for Spring weather and braai chicken kebabs while sipping on Vin de Joie Rosé or keep it authentically South African with ostrich on a stokkie, we have some great Braai Day recipes to try! Beef or Ostrich on a stokkie...

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A Heritage of Sweet Treats

The Cape Winelands has a rich heritage of baking. According to the Cape Winelands Cuisine book, the early Cape had experienced bakers and an impressive array of quality baking despite a lack of ovens and commercial raising agents. Being on the spice route, ginger, cloves, aniseed, allspice and cinnamon were often used in baking, while cooks...

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