The onset of spring this year marks two significant milestones in the 158-year existence of the Burger family wine farm – where time is naturally measured in tune with the seasonal rhythm of the vintages and their highlights.

 

Continuing a wave of competition triumphs in recent years, this Robertson wine estate was crowned as Top Terroir Wine Estate for the second year in a row at the 17th annual SA Terroir Wine Awards, while also winning two coveted trophies for national winners in the Cabernet Franc and Cinsaut categories.

 

Oxtail actually comes from the tail of beef cattle. At one time, oxtails actually did come from oxen, and eating them is just a part of nose-to-tail eating so common among Eastern European cooks. Today, oxtails are considered gourmet fare. The same is true of pork belly, once relegated to the sausage grinder.

 

This easy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta features fresh tomatoes and spinach with your favorite pasta shape for a fast and easy vegan dinner recipe. It’s an easy one pot dinner idea that’s healthy, quick to make and full of flavor. This will quickly become a go-to for you and your family!

 

These Muscadel cocktails, made with Rietvallei Muscadel, can be enjoyed poolside during summer or in front of the fireplace during the colder months.

 

What is the difference between a galette and a crostata? Crostata is an Italian term, and galette is French; however, by definition, you can use these terms interchangeably. They’re referring to the same, easy and distinctly elegant dessert. By whichever name, this free-form pastry is always a great choice when you find yourself with a bounty of peak-season produce.

 

As the name would suggest, this dish goes hard on the sesame flavor. Just like Chinese Chicken Burgers, it isn’t an authentic Chinese dish but has been popularized by Asian American restaurants. Sesame chicken isn’t usually marinaded, although some recipes do call for a brief soak in sesame oil and soy sauce.

 

If you haven’t tried duck before, this is the recipe for you. Sautéed duck breast with sticky honey-soy glaze and chili is a showstopper meal.

 

Try this delicious whipped Chardonnay butter with baked snoek, courtesy of Rietvallei Wine Estate in Robertson.

 

A traditional hunter’s-style stew, this cacciatore is made with fork-tender beef, vegetables and a red sauce. Serve it on a bed of pasta for a hearty dish.