Suzán’s Dolmades Recipe

Suzán, winemaker Conrad Vlok’s wife, shares her rather adventurous savoury delight in this dolmades recipe. It is a great match with a glass of Strandveld Rosé or Strandveld Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients for Dolmades Recipe 30-40 vine leaves (Pinot noir leaves recommended) 1 large onion 2 cloves of garlic salt and pepper 2 cups of rice, cooked […]

Perfect with antipasti – peppadews, mozzarella, artichokes and rocket

All of our First Sighting wines work well with antipasti! Try mixing up different combinations of flavours to get the best results. First Sighting Shiraz Rose works beautifully with Parma ham and melon, whilst the First Sighting Shiraz stands up to more robust flavours like that of salami or biltong. First Sighting Pinot Noir is […]

Bacon wrapped mozzarella-stuffed chicken breasts Recipe

This easy cold supper and a frosty glass of First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc are just perfect on a balmy evening. Recipe from Cindy Taylor. Serves 2 Ingredients 4 small chicken breasts, skinned and deboned 8 rashers of back bacon 16 cherry tomatoes, 8 halved 4 slices of mozzarella cheese (or camembert) Shredded basil leaves Salt and […]

Cucumber, naartjie and seafood salad Recipe

Our wretched winter is at long last in its death throes and we can look forward to long, lazy, sun-filled lunches. This salad of complex flavours plays happily with the wild gooseberries and capsicum flavours in First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc . It can be made hours ahead of time. Seafood Salad Recipe Rating: easy Serves 10 […]

Fish Masala Cigars Recipe

There is little that smacks of South African summer than a fish curry. To elevate this humble dish to its fitting status as a great starter, a few sheets of phyllo pastry are just the thing. Served simply, with a steamed vegetable and peach chutney. This is spicey enough to be served with a Pinot […]

Vlokkie’s full flavoured fish dish Recipe

The quantities are a guide… play with it until it works for you. Here is the recipe: Ingredients 2kg Cubed, deboned and skinless fish fillets- Fresh Couta works well! 4 Onions chopped Canola oil 2 – 3 tsp Fish curry powder 2 Inches of ginger, washed and grated with skin on 6 Garlic cloves 2 […]

Mussel and Prawn Pasta Dish

Serves 6 500g Penne pasta – Cook the real Italian way. Tomato & parsley sauce ½cup Finely chopped onion ¼cup Canola oil Simmer very softly together 4 Freshly crushed Garlic cloves 2-4 chillies depip & chopped Add , turn the heat up and cook for about ½ minute 1Can Tomato Puree, 410g 1Can Tomato Chopped […]

Conrad’s Kneukel Pot or Knuckle Recipe

This recipe draws inspiration from all Conrad Vlok’s hunting trips, and is best made using fresh seasonal ingredients. Conrad’s Kneukel Pot  or Knuckle Recipe 1kg game knuckles and shin  (Springbok works well) Salt and pepper A few whole peppercorns 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds 3 tablespoons flour 2 large teaspoons Paprika Canola oil 2 large onions […]

Duck Recipe with a pomegranate and port glaze

This duck recipe serves 2, and is from Tandy Sinclair Ingredients: 2 duck breasts 1 tablespoon pomegranate concentrate 1 tablespoon port Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, ground Method: Preheat the oven to 180˚ Celsius Score the fat of the duck breasts In a small saucepan, heat the pomegranate concentrate […]