Time to live it up with the latest bubbles-in-a-bottle from the wine-loving team of Stellenbosch Hills. Brand spanking new to its vibrant Polkadraai range is the maiden vintage Polkadraai Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Brut 2017 – just perfect for your fizz-tive season fizz-tivities. “Our Sparkling Polkadraai Sauvignon Blanc is the sparkling wine of choice this the festive season,” declares winemaker James Ochse. “Unpretentious and flavoursome, it doesn’t take itself too seriously – it’s just a straight, delicious bubbly that’s great for good times. I like to think of it as the fun-bus to Happyland where the forecast is always 100% chance of bubbles.” The Polkadraai Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Brut 2017 joins the already popular Polkadraai Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé in Stellenbosch Hills’ range of Polkadraai bubblies. The newcomer is refreshingly drier in style, bouncing with lively fruit flavours and a bracing acidity. Every sip lingers with the taste of tropical fruit and hints of litchis, gooseberries and green fig. It’s best serve chilled, on its own, or with fresh oysters; a Caprese salad of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil; or, an o-so-creamy Alfredo pasta that’s thick with Parmesan and butter. Dressed in the same polka dot colours that have made Polkadraai instantly recognisable and always welcome, the Polkadraai Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Brut 2017 is a must-have whether your lining up a party for the holidays, planning something special for your Valentine or just chilling by the pool. Whatever the occasion, Polkadraai will bring the pizzazz that is reflected in its name. Polkadraai is the name of the winding road that connects the diverse vineyards used in its wines, but also a reflection of all things polka – from the lively dance that has its roots in Bohemia to the fashionista’s playful polka dot pattern. This doesn’t mean Polkadraai wine is made with any less care. Stellenbosch Hills is known for its well-balanced wines that are grown in the iconic vineyards of the premier Stellenbosch region, known for the diversity of its rich agricultural soils and its moderate, Mediterranean-style climate. The success of its wines is also the success of a community. Stellenbosch Hills is the patron of the Polka Kids Community Project that was launched in 2008. A percentage of all Polkadraai wine sales is donated to the neighbouring Vlottenburg Primary School. The school has some 400 learners that include the younger children of most of the vineyard and winery employees at Stellenbosch Hills. The funds provide for teaching aids, which greatly enhance the educational experience. The Polka Kids Community Project therefore makes every purchase of Polkadraai not only a good purchase, but a purchase for good. Polkadraai Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Brut 2017 is only available at the cellar or via website orders, and sells for just R60 per bottle. In addition to the bubblies, the Polkadraai range comprises two blends – a Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage/Merlot, as well as Polkadraai Sauvignon Blanc and Polkadraai Merlot/Shiraz, available in a picnic-friendly 3L bag-in-a-box. Then, there’s Polka Friday – when all corks are popped for the happiest day of the week. Every Friday, buy any five Polkadraai wines from the cellar and get one absolutely free and gratis. The Stellenbosch Hills tasting room is located at the corner of the R310 and Vlottenburg Road, near Stellenbosch. The tasting room is open Monday – Friday: 09h00 – 17h00 and Saturdays: 10h00 – 15h00. It’s closed on Sundays and public holidays. For more information, call 021 881 3828/9 or email info@stellenbosch-hills.co.za. Visit www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za. Share your Polkadraai moments on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StellenboschHills/), Twitter @STBHills and Instagram @stellenbosch_hills   _________________________________________________________________________    

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