Make Friends with a New Red: Jason’s Creek 2015

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Jason’s Creek 2015 from Jason’s Hill Winery

Introducing the new look Jason’s Creek – tradition with a bit of edge

Jason’s Creek, a classic Cape Blend, illustrates the story of Jason’s Hill in its revamped label design. The top half of the label represents the heritage of the farm, and the bottom half represents the farm as it is known today.

Not familiar with Jason’s Hill? Here’s what to know:

The heritage and name of the wine dates back to an old shepherd who cared for his flock of sheep in the mountains behind the farm, which is situated in the heart of the Slanghoek Wine Valley. The shepherd’s name was Jason, which is how Jason’s Hill came into being. The label depicts the shepherd and his sheep in the mountains surrounded by flowers. The vineyards on the label represent the farmers who had started planting vines during that time. The bottom half represents the vineyards of today.

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Enough for everyone: Jason’s Creek 2015 from Jason’s Hill Winery

These vineyards are more prominent on the label, symbolising a thriving and successful estate. The barrels and bottles are also representative of the current ownership. A quirky yet fun element on the label is the resident farm cat, who has become a welcome sight to visitors throughout the years, and who is fondly referred to as Jason.

The eye-catching label is befitting of the recently released Jason’s Creek 2015, described by winemaker Ivy du Toit as smooth and delightfully uncomplicated. (That’s easy-drinking, between you and me.) Made from a blend of Pinotage (50%), Petit Verdot (35%) and Tannat (15%), the wine displays flavours of succulent raspberry, cherry and hints of spice, resulting in well managed tannins. Matured in French oak barrels for 10 months, the wine is ready to drink now, but will reach its full potential if left for a further eight to 12 years. If you can be that patient…

Enjoy on its own during the colder months or serve with succulent roast lamb, pork and even mushroom-based dishes. The wine is also the perfect ingredient for a classic Sangria. The Jason’s Creek 2015 is available directly from the Tasting Room at R70 per bottle or from select outlets nationwide.

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Jason’s Creek 2015: perfect with lamb, pork or mushroom dishes. Available from Jason’s Hill at R70 a bottle.


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