Roast chicken, pork belly for hard cheese.
From Old Bush vines in the Swartland. Unfined and unfiltered.
Cling peach, apricot, bright citrus, Swartland spiciness & a beam of palate whetting acidity are hallmarks of this Steen. Serve chilled & best decanted.
Strong flavoured fish and seafood, mild curries such as bobotie and chicken korma, and some Asian foods.
The World's First White Pinotage.“The paradox of this wine is that the eye belies the other senses! Making white wine from red grapes using South Africa’s unique Pinotage grape. Whole bunch pressing prevented the juice from obtaining colour from the skins. Barrel fermented and matured for eleven months with lees stirring gives this wine a slightly creamy, nutty character to balance the tropical pineapple fruit and banana flavours.”
Seafoods, chicken and Asian cuisine.
Made from bush vines. Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc and Rousanne. Citrusy flavours and white fruit combine well with the texture and floral characteristics of the Grenache Blanc. Together with the features of the Rousanne's spiciness, roasted nuts and silky texture, it is a rich wine with a wonderful mouthfeel.
Bright golden colour and intense aromas, reminding those who knew her of ouma Lisbeth Jonker’s sweets drawer. Fragrances of citrus blossoms and honey fill the room. It is full sweet but finishes with a beautiful elegance.
Rack of lamb, oxtail and succulent lamb shank.
Shiraz, Cabernet sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet franc and Pinotage.
Pencil shavings and sweet tobacco with mulberry, cherries and dark chocolate on the nose. A balanced fusion of dark red berry and chocolate flavours with a soft mouth- feel and juicy, lingering finish.It will age well up to five years.
Steak or Lamb Chops
A classic Cabernet with ripe blackberry richness. Dense dark ruby red/black colour with ripe plums and integrated oak on the nose. Chocolate and black-current fruit flavours mingle with the spicy aroma. Full bodied palate and firm structure. Supple, yet complex. Great potential for ageing and further development for the next 6-8 years.
Rib Eye Steak or Venison
Upfront blackcurrant with hints of green peppercorn and black olive cradled by elegant, ripe tannin and oak spice on the long mineral finish.
Aperatif or with canapés
An upfront tropical array of juicy pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus. Elegant notes of fresh citrus rind and biscotti are palate and a delicately fine mousse. This Sparkling wine brings tribute to the typically mischievous nature of Ridgeback dogs as we raise a glass in recognition of a little mischief in our own lives .....
Scallops & mussels
The nose is imbued with green pepper, gooseberries and grapefruit, underlined with a crisp minerality. Full bodied for a Sauvignon Blanc with hints of citrus on the finish.
Risotto and seafood pasta dishes.
An upfront, tropical array of pineapple, pear and lemon rind with hints of lavender spice, complimented by a creamy midpalate with notes of white peach lingering on the finish.
Easy to drink with almost any meal
This wine welcomes you to an elegant nose filled with aromas of red fruit, plums and spice. The aromas follow through to an elegant palate that finishes with a smooth aftertaste. No decanting required; just unscrew and enjoy! Chill slightly in summer.
Oxtail, Venison or Duck
Medium to full bodied with spicy black cherry and black berry fruit, chewy savoury mid palate and evident wood flavors. The wine has a well- rounded mid palate with creamy berry flavours which carry through to the finish of the wine where they are supported by soft tannins.
Stews and braai meats
Aromas of mulberries, almonds and plums with hints of cigar box, herbs and celery oak. Well balanced tannins and a long lingering finish