Who can deny the lure of a good red on a cold day? As temperatures begin to dip, thoughts of warmer food and rich red wines begin to sound oh-so-good… But you’d be crazy to disregard all white wines until warmer weather surfaces again. Here’s why, and which wines to reach for…

The ideal accompaniment to Spring and our newly-released Unwooded Chardonnay 2015…

Is there a better way to spend a chilly afternoon, than by sitting beside a toasty fire at Open Door, sipping Uitsig’s non-vintage Muscat and calling it work? It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.

August 16th, 2016|Categories: Food Pairings, The Tasting Sessions|Tags: , , , , , |

Inspired by our very own Muscat (made from the only red hanepoot grapes in our valley, and the 2nd oldest in the country), here’s a fresh take on an age-old favourite, Rum & Raisin Ice Cream. Our version is as easy to make as it is tasty… requiring no fancy ice cream makers or unnecessary stirs along the way. Enjoy!

In our humble and hungry opinions, nothing would compliment Uitsig’s new 5-star white blend this winter quite like a perfectly roasted pork loin. You might have your own family recipe, but as always, Jamie Oliver offers a refreshingly new take on an age-old classic. We dare you to watch his 5-minute tutorial and then not stick a pork loin in the oven faster than you can say ‘cracking crackling!’

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Food Pairings|Tags: , , |

When it comes to successfully pairing pasta with red wine, the trick is to ignore the pasta and pay attention to the sauce. Whether you choose linguine, spaghetti, or zoodles as your base - pasta is simply a canvas to deliver the accompanying ingredients.

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Food Pairings|Tags: , , , |