Turn up the mood with Polkadraai – the funky Stellenbosch Hills range of wines that has just added two brand new editions to its portfolio, the 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot and the 2018 Polkadraai Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc.
Polkadraai delivers the quality and balance that Stellenbosch is famous for in an easy-drinking, fun-loving format. In fact, the name says it all. Polkadraai is the “infamous” country road that connects the vineyards used for its wines. It’s also a reflection of all things polka – from the lively dance that has its roots in Bohemia to the playful polka dot pattern.
The 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot (above) provides the perfect excuse to snuggle up beside a roaring fire this winter. Serve it with delicious bakes like moussaka or a cheesy Parmigiana, a hearty beef goulash or Springbok casserole.
No need to wait for summer when you’ve got the 2018 Polkadraai Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc (right) close at hand. Fantastic by itself, this sunshine-in-a-bottle pairs brilliantly with winter dishes like honey-roasted duck, vegetable risotto or steamy paella.
Be sure to add the Polkadraai bubblies to your shopping list too. The Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé is a seductive salmon-coloured sparkling wine that brims with the flavours of berries and the drier Brut Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is notable for its lively fruit flavours, and crisp acidity.
Polkadraai also produces a 3L bag-in-a-box Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot Shiraz blend – the perfect solution when the party gets bigger.
Good to know is that every purchase you make contributes to education. A percentage of all Polkadraai wine sales is donated to the Vlottenburg Primary School through the Polka Kids Community Project of which Stellenbosch Hills has been a patron since 2008. The school has some 400 learners that include the younger children of most of the vineyard and winery employees at Stellenbosch Hills.
Both the 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot and 2018 Polkadraai Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc sell for around R44.50 per bottle and are available at most reputable wine retailers and restaurants as well as at Stellenbosch Hills itself.
The Stellenbosch Hills tasting room is located at the corner of the R310 and Vlottenburg Road, Stellenbosch. The tasting room is open Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00 and Saturdays from 10h00 to 15h00. It’s closed on Sundays and public holidays.
For more information, call 021 881 3828/9 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za.