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Pruning the Vine

Pruning the Vine

Winter is a rewarding and important time here on the farm as our workers begin the pre-pruning stage of our vines. This is when they cut the long canes from the previous season down to the level of the first cordon wire. The pre-pruning also...

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SEAFOOD PIE WITH SILVER FISH

SEAFOOD PIE WITH SILVER FISH

A comforting way to enjoy fish in winter, a seafood pie with squid makes for an impressive dinner option. As the final recipe in my feature with Vriesenhof Vineyards, I’ve paired my pie with the estate’s 2016 Pinot Noir – a...

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MUSSELS WITH PARSNIP AND PARMESAN

MUSSELS WITH PARSNIP AND PARMESAN

Mussels are an ingredient I crave on an admirably consistent basis. In the second instalment of my series of recipes paired with Vriesenhof wines, I’m giving the French classic Moules Mariniere a winter makeover. By adding parsnips, Parmesan and...

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