I’m a huge fan of Middelvlei Free-Run Pinotage! Not only is this farm family-run and has the most amazing boerebraai, but they also use 100% free-run juice to make this Pinotage! It’s only R150 a bottle! Talk about a bargain!
How is Middelvlei Free-Run Pinotage made?
The juice naturally drains off from a bulk of freshly crushed grapes and ultimately results in free-run wine, which is the wine that has settled after fermentation and has been racked off. The end result is a wine of superior quality as it contains gentler tannins.
Winemaker Tinnie Momberg describes, “This wine has complex flavours of raspberries, mulberries and elegant oak spices. The gentle tannins are perfectly balanced by the fruit weight with creamy vanilla flavours that linger on the palate.”
Pinotage Wine pairing:
When it comes to a food pairing look no further than enjoying the Free-Run Pinotage with a classic South African braai, or better yet Middelvlei’s Boerebraai. A unique outdoor barbecue experience where their resident braai expert prepares your chops, boerewors and chicken kebabs to perfection, as you sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of Pinotage.
Wine Tasting at Middelvlei
Wine tasting is open from Monday to Sunday. Enjoy a tasting of 4 wines for R60 per person. Or you can upgrade to the fabulous braaibroodjie tasting which includes four braaibroodjies for R150 per person:
- Snoek and Cottage Cheese Braaibroodjie with Middelvlei Unoaked Chardonnay,
- Boerewors and Mozzarella Braaibroodjie with Middelvlei Free-run Pinotage,
- Fig and Brie Braaibroodjie with Middelvlei Shiraz.
Or try the Tapas and wine pairing also for R150 per person:
- Mini Potbrood and Snoek pâté with Middelvlei Chardonnay,
- Biltong and Mozzarella Braaibroodjie with Middelvlei Rooster Merlot,
- Cocktail Boerewors Sosatie with Middelvlei Pinotage.
If you don’t feel like a pairing, you can also order the traditional “pot brood” experience which is traditional bread served with Snoek pâté.
If you are feeling more adventurous, Middelvlei offers a wine blending experience! This is an activity designed for two, with the blending kit making a single bottle of wine to take home. Additional bottles can be made up with personalised labels and delivered at an extra charge of R180 per bottle. The cost is R250 per person and booking is Essential.
Buy Middelvlei Wines:
For more information on their wines as well as their line-up of experiences visit www.middelvlei.co.za.
The Free-Run Pinotage 2018 is available directly from the Tasting Room at R150 per bottle, as well as select outlets nationwide.
Contact Middelvlei Wines
Middelvlei Wine Estate, Flamingo Street, Stellenbosch, 7600
9:00AM TO 16:30PM
Tel: 021 883 2565