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December 2023 Newsletter

A Season of Celebration

As we enter the festive season we look back at the year with grateful hearts and much to celebrate! We would like to thank our team in the cellar and the offices, our growers and you our consumers for an incredible 2023.

Award-winning Stellenbosch Hills wines

A Golden Award-Season

A Rosé-Coloured Summer

This summer, we’re taking our love for Rosé to a cooler level with our mouth-watering frozen rosé popsicles with summer berries. 

Not only is a rosé popsicle a pleasant, although unexpected, way to impress your guests with your wine of choice – but it also brings the aromas of the Polkadraai Rosé to life in your glass and makes for a beautiful display of this pink wine. 

Picture yourself enjoying these refreshing treats with your friends while soaking up the sun, playing a game of cards and sharing a laugh. Whether you are planning a fun games night or hosting a summer get-together, the Stellenbosch Hills award-winning Polkadraai Rosé will certainly be the star of the occasion.

Celebrate Summer in style with a Polkadraai Rosé and Berry Popsicle!

 Recipe

Polkadraai Rosé & Berry Popsicle

YOU WILL NEED:

1 bottle of Polkadraai Rosé
2 cups of rehydrated berries, frozen or fresh Summer berries
2 – 3 Tablespoons of Rosé syrup (simple syrup)
Berries for decoration.

ROSÉ SIMPLE SYRUP:

In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup
dry rosé to a boil. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, about 3
minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.

Store syrup
in a glass jar and use within 1 month.

 

 METHOD:

Set aside a small handful of freeze-dried/fresh berries to be used in the popsicle containers.
If using freeze-dried berries: Rehydrate the freeze-dried berries with water.
In a blender, combine the berries and 2-3 cups of Polkadraai Rosé until the mixture is smooth, add 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener according to your taste. We recommend a simple rosé syrup (see recipe above).

Add freeze-dried berries to the popsicle container and pour the blended mixture into the containers. Freeze for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.

Add a popsicle to a glass of Polkadraai rosé for a fun summer take on rosé sipping.

Invite your friends for rosé popsicles and tag us (@stellenbosch_hills) in your photos!

Festive Season Trading Hours

Please take note of our festive trading hours during the holiday season.

Our cellar door will be closed on the 16th of December and then we will close at 1 pm on the 22nd of December and will be closed on the 25th and 26th of December, as well as the 1st of January

We’re still here to spread holiday cheer during the other merry days of December. Besides the days mentioned above and Sundays, we are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturdays.

Visit us this festive season for a tasting with friends or family or to simply stock up for the remainder of the Summer! Remember our online wine store is always open!

Preparations in the cellar are underway, as we are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2024 harvest. We are excited for what looks to be a very promising new year. 

From the Stellenbosch team, we raise our glasses and we wish you a joyous festive season! Be safe, consume responsibly and live the good life!

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