Zonnebloem’s new Viticulturist, Isabel Habets on Harvest 2016, research & generations of experience

Isabel Habets - Zonnebloem Viticulturist I was thrilled to hear from DKC of the appointment of Isabel Habets as Viticulturist  for Zonnebloem Wines.  This continues the current tradition of putting women in the top posts at  Stellenbosch's well known Winery. Isabel says, "The harvest might be down on last year, because of the impact of

Pork & Shallot Casserole with Sage & Mushrooms – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby's Pork & Shallot Casserole with Sage & Mushrooms Dianne says: “There’s something completely homely about the word ‘casserole’. Rolling lazily off the tongue, encouraging an informality that permits elbows on the table, bowl mopping and casual end of day banter. It’s also the kind of dish that welcomes new neighbours to the street

February 12th, 2016|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Short Rib With Beer, Shiitakes & Star Anise – Andrea Burgener

Andrea Burgener's Short Rib With Beer, Shiitakes & Star Anise A slightly Japanese-style stew (yes, stews are big in Japan – they just didn’t export as well as sushi and tempura). It’s comforting, but more complex, intense and elegant than the word ‘stew’ denotes. The beer, soy and shiitake water are cooked down to get

September 20th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Whole Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce – Jules Mercer

Jules Mercer's Whole Roasted Duck with Plum Saucewith Zonnebloem Pinotage Zonnebloem's plush, plummy Pinotage is the obvious choice of food artist Jules Mercer when it comes to her Asian-style roast duck. Its rich fruit with dark chocolate and lovely spicy and savoury notes, brings out the best in this delicious duck. Made with

Deconstructed Chicken Caesar Salad – Jules Mercer

Jules Mercer's Deconstructed Caesar Saladserved with Zonnebloemm Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Food photographer and recipe developer Jules Mercer delights in doing things differently, has deconstructed the classic Caesar salad to serve with Zonnebloem's fresh, zesty Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Serves 4 Ingredients For the salad 2 handfuls sourdough or similar bread,

February 9th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

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

Dianne Bibby's Paprika & coriander spiced chicken kebabscarrot, nut & cranberry bulgur wheat salad Dianne Bibby is so good at building flavours in her dishes and accompaniments are always in perfect balance.  The Zonnebloem Limited Edition Semillon 2013 has the ideal weight as an accompaniment to these two dishes. Serves 4-6 For the

January 15th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Ostrich Steak Sandwich – Hayden Quinn

Hayden Quinn's Ostrich Steak Sandwich In his current series, Hayden Quinn South Africa, Hayden prepared a Ostrich Steak Sandwich in a most beautiful setting in Oudtshoorn.  Holder of a degree in Marine Biology, Hayden is a huge supporter of sustainability, which of course Ostrich is. Hayden Quinn South Africa is broadcast Monday nights

Smoked ham hock & cranberry risotto

Andy Fenner's Ham hock risotto with Zonnebloem Pinotage This recipe was created by Andy Fenner especially to go with Zonnebloem Pinotage, 2011 being the current vintage.  The Zonnebloem Limited Edition current vintage is 2010. Ingredients 1 whole smoked ham hock, bone in, weighing approximately 1.3kg to 1.5kg 1 large carrot, thickly sliced 1

June 3rd, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , |

What a way to start the weekend!

Frankie Fenner Meat Merchant's Shoulder of VenisonZonnebloem's Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2010and the ingredients for the dish A delicious shoulder piece of Andy Fenner’s Taste of the Karoo Venison, a box of herbs and spices and a bottle of Zonnebloem 2010 Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier arrived at our front door this morning, courtesy of the lovely