De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2017, perfect match with Nadia Graves’s Oven Baked Fish with a Chorizo Crumble…

With grapes sourced from the Graaff family farms high on the Witzenberg Mountains in Ceres, Charles Hopkins makes this sublime De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2017.

De Grendel Rosé 2018, a perky youngster so good with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Camembert, baked in vine leaves with Verjuice-poached grapes

Remember Rosé is not only for summer - the De Grendel Rosé 2018, will bring summer into your winter. A delicious 50/50 blend of Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon...

De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015, made for Nina Timm’s Fruity leg of Lamb

De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015, a Bordeaux style blend with grapes from Firgrove and De Grendel. Made at the request of the late Sir David Graaff of Charles Hopkins, Founding Cellarmaster to creat an iconic wine for the De Grendel Estate...

De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014 & Ina Paarman’s Short Cut Peking Duck – 30.03.2017

De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014 The Graaff family of De Grendel own a farm high up in the Witzenberg Mountains, in Ceres, which is a producer of high quality apples and pears. And Pinot Noir, the De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014. Planted in soft shale soils, and in a

De Grendel celebrates a first award of 2017 with the De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2015

De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2015 The leading European drinks trade publication, The Drinks Business, named The De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2015 as one of the best-performing Chardonnays under £20 in The Drinks Business Global Chardonnay Masters 2016. Winners included wines from Sicily, to Israel and Australia. According to The Drinks Business, what makes the wines special is their judging process.  Each

De Grendel Rosé 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Peach, Feta & Pecan Salad with Honey – 19.01.2017

De Grendel Rosé 2016 On De Grendel Estate in 2016, the weather in the early parts of the harvest in January was very hot and the rainfall leading up to picking was low.  This resulted in a much-reduced crop, the bunches of grapes were free of disease, the grapes were small and the flavours and

De Grendel Wines launches De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2015

De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2015 De Grendel, which dates to 1720, has been home to the Graaff family for five generations. Eleven years ago, in 2006, Sir David Graaff, the 3rd Baronet, having established the vineyards, built a wine cellar. The late Sir David Graaff amongst his vineyards Eminent winemaker Charles Hopkins, member of the

Cheese Straws – Ina Paarman

Cheese Straws - Ina Paarman Ina Paarman is the Queen of the South African kitchen. Her fabulous products have been with us for years helping us in our kitchens and offering sauces, seasons, pestos, and and and... You will need 250 g flour pinch of mustard powder Ina Paarman's Chilli & Garlic Seasoning 150 g

Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart – Cheryl Bennett

Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart – Cheryl Bennett Cheryl says: “You know when you get a craving for something & you just have to make it?  Well, I had wanted to make a tomato tart for a little while and finally got around to doing it.  This post started out something like “with summer produce in full

Spicy Green Goddess Sandwich with grilled Halloumi – Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder's Spicy Green Goddess Sandwich with Halloumi Sometimes at lunch you want a really good bottle of wine with something delicious to go with it, which won't take you and age to prepare.  Alida Ryder is the master of the quite to prepare, maximum visual impact, heady aromas and utterly fabulous flavours.  Here she

Avo Ritz with Grilled Corn & Sriracha Mayo – Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey Boucher Erasmus's Avo Ritz with Grilled Corn & Sriracha Mayo Carey Boucher Erasmus's Avo Ritz with Grilled Corn & Sriracha Mayo is an innovative cook with lots of interesting up to date food ideas.  the base is her classical training to which she adds her lovely little twists and turns.  This dish, a riff

Smoked Trout Salad with Dill-Yoghurt Dressing – Kate Liquorish

Kate Liquorish's Smoked Trout Salad Kate says. "An easy, luscious salad that's perfect for this marvellous bloomin weather. With a creamy dill-yoghurt dressing that'll change your life just a little bit. I have to say I'd recommend serving this with a crisp ciabatta (sorry banters!)." Smoked Trout Salad with Dill-Yoghurt Dressing Serves 2 Ingredients 200g

Cajun-Creole beef with garlic mayonnaise – Jean Nel

Jean Nel's Cajun-Creole beef with garlic mayonnaise Jean says this was an all time favourite at The Good Food Studio  where he taught the Outdoor Cooking Lifestyle with his Weber Kettle braais.  I thought with National Braai Day coming up next week, you would be able to have a little practice before the event so

Paprika & coriander spiced chicken kebabs with carrot & nut bulgur wheat salad – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby's Paprika & coriander spiced chicken kebabswith carrot & nut bulgur wheat salad Dianne says, "Whether you grill the kebabs over the open coals for that deep, smoky flavour or cook them on the stove-top, they are - oh, yes, that’s been taken, ok then, lip-smackingly, gorgeous! I serve them with an

Caramelised homegrown tomatoes with homemade gnocchi – Meeta K Wolff

Meeta K Wolff's Caramelised Homegrown Tomatoes with homemade gnocchi 750g cherry tomatoes - cut in halves 3-4 garlic cloves - finely chopped 1-2 teaspoons red peppercorn - coarsely crushed Salt 2 teaspoons brown sugar 125g mozzarella - coarsely chopped 1 bunch basil - coarsely chopped 800g homemade gnocchi 2 teaspoons balsam vinegar 3 tablespoons olive

Mini Smoked Snoek Cakes – Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy

Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy's Mini Smoked Snoek Cakes with Apricot Mayonnaise Naturally you can substitute any fish of choice for snoek, however as kids from the west coast of South Africa, snoek remains our firm favourite. Ingredients 4 cups (160 g) cornflakes or panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 500 g smoked snoek 1 onion,

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Pesto Princess makes fabulous fresh Pestos which are available in food stores and supermarkets.  They have a fabulous monthly newsletter in which there are some interesting dishes using the Pesto Princess products on offer.  This was a recent recipe.  If you would like to get the newsletter, email caitlin@pesto.co.za. 4 chicken breast fillets (no skin,