As if drinking wine wasn’t fun enough on its own, you can now pair it with popcorn. Yes, really. I can handle that, no sweat, how ’bout you?
The ultimate anti-serious wine experience, this Polkadraai and Popcorn wine pairing is the fun must-do of the season! Available until 30 April, at Stellenbosch Hills Winery. TOP TIP: it’s a great date for Valentine’s Day, too. Just imagine: you two lovebirds can feed each other tasty tidbits, nuzzle and guzzle.
When first launched, Polkadraai-and-Popcorn went off the charts. Finally, here was a line-up everyone could relate to: fun, accessible Polkadraai wines served with guzzle-worthy popcorn.
Now, like the sunny weather, the event is back and Polkadraai has once again teamed up with yummy Guzzle & Wolf Gourmet Popcorn. It’s the perfect reason to rustle up your posse and head out to the Stellenbosch Winelands.
For the new Polkadraai-and-Popcorn series, which will run until 30 April, the moreish superstars will be:
- The Polkadraai Sauvignon Blanc Brut, a refreshing drier-style bubbly notable for lively fruit flavours and a kissing-crisp acidity. There’s a flavoursome reminder of tropical fruit with hints of litchis, gooseberries and green figs, and long, lingering finish. The Brut is served with Guzzle & Wolf’s Coconut & Chia Seeds Popcorn. (Ja, dis nie sommer gewone popcorn daai nie, hoor?)
- The Polkadraai Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc, a wine that’s at its best when chilled. In a glass, it’s star bright with a green tinge. The aroma recalls grassiness while the taste is of tropical fruit. The popcorn partner here is Salted Caramel.
- The Polkadraai Rosé is made with Shiraz and in a drier style. Upon savouring the wine, you’re likely to be reminded of red berries and flower petals. There’s a hint of sweet melon and stone fruit too. It’s accompanied in this tasting by the unique Cinnamon & Pretzel Popcorn.
- The Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot, a wine that’s deliriously delicious. Think berry fruit. It’s the perfect match with the Dark Chocolate Popcorn.
There’s good reason for pairing popcorn with Polkadraai. The wine is the name of the winding road connecting the diverse vineyards used in our wines, but it’s also a tribute to all things polka, from the lively dance to the playful polka dot pattern. These are easy-drinking, well-balanced wines – just the ticket to a good time.
The Polkadraai-and-Popcorn tasting costs just R55 per person. So affordable in fact you just have to make it a group activity. Bring your friends and family and ‘pop in’ for the wine (and popcorn) experience of the season.
Each session runs for about 30 minutes, but there’s also plenty of opportunity to explore the other ranges of quality wines for which Stellenbosch Hills is famous for.
The tastings take place at the winery, Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 15:00.
Reservations are highly recommended. Book by sending an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 881 3828.
For more information, visit www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za.
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Stellenbosch Hills is located at the corner of the R310 and Vlottenburg Road, near Stellenbosch.