Riesling & Rarities Rock is an annual food and wine festival at the beautiful Hartenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Taste the finest flagship Rieslings from South Africa’s top wine producers paired with gourmet deli fare. Live entertainment makes for a memorable experience and to ensure you don’t go hungry, delicious treats will be available for purchase from the various deli stalls on the day.
Regarded as one of the most versatile of all wines, Riesling is the perfect partner to just about any type of food. Dry-style Rieslings enhance the flavours of a wide range of dishes from sushi and gravadlax to oysters and antipasti. Off-dry Rieslings make excellent pairings with spicier foods such as Thai prawns, chorizo or even herring and roll mops, with the sweeter Rieslings ideally suited to cutting through rich foods such as pâtés and terrines, duck and roast pork, and perfect for curries. Rieslings also make fine dessert wines ideally suited to fruit tarts, cheeses, pecan nut pie and even a tangy lemon tart.
Making the most of your day in the winelands sample the delicious deli fare on offer, which includes Ghenwa’s Lebanese Food, Bread & Wine’s world famous charcuterie and breads, as well as Joostenberg’s pâtés and terrines. For a more relaxing offering pre-order one of Hartenberg Wine Estate’s indulging picnics, at R150 per person. Pre-booking for the picnic baskets is advisable and can be done through Webtickets.