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An Easter Feast with Strandveld’s Perfect Wine Pairing

By March 26, 2024March 28th, 2024Farm News

As Easter approaches, it’s not just about the egg hunts and chocolate; it’s also a time to gather and create unforgettable meals and memories with family and friends. And what better way to add to your Easter dining experience than with the perfect wine pairing? Strandveld Vineyards brings you a trio of wines that are destined to be the stars of your Easter table.

Strandveld Adamastor with Curry Fish

When it comes to wine pairing, the key is balance and harmony. The Strandveld Adamastor, with its full-bodied elegance and notes of citrus and fynbos, finds its perfect pair in the aromatic spices of curry fish. This Easter, imagine the burst of flavours as the zesty notes of the wine dance alongside the subtle yet rich spices of the curry. It’s a pairing that speaks of adventures at sea and the comfort of home. Our winemaker Conrad shares his Ouma’s (not so secret anymore) recipe for the best home-made pickled fish. We highly recommend trying your hand at it.

Ouma Betsie’s Pickled Fish Recipe

• 2 large onions sliced
• 325ml grape vinegar
• 350ml water
• 90ml Apricot jam
• 35ml mild curry powder
• 5ml borrie
• A pinch of Whole peppercorns
• 2 bay leaves
• Salt to taste, about 1 1⁄2 teaspoons
• 1 kg firm fish, yellowtail is ideal, cut into medium sized pieces
• Flour for coating and oil for frying


  1. Place all the above ingredients into a pot on medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally until well combined. Sauce can be thickened with flour. Thin with water if the vinegar taste is too strong.
    2. Coat fish with flour and pan fry in oil until cooked. Pack the fish pieces into large sealable container and cover with the sauce.
    3. Refrigerate for at least 3 days before eating.
    4. Serve with hot cross buns for Easter,or buttered bread or bread rolls.

Strandveld Syrah and Hot Cross Buns

Pairing wine with sweet treats can be tricky, but the Strandveld Syrah makes it effortless. This wine, brimming with aromas of white pepper and blackberries, offers a rich palate that elegantly contrasts with the sweet and spiced flavour of hot cross buns. The spices in hot cross buns — cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice — complement the Syrah’s spice profile, while the dried fruit mirrors its berry notes. Toast the buns lightly and serve with butter, creating a moment that melds the warmth of the buns with the depth of the Syrah. A perfect pair more indulgent than this, we have yet to find!

The firm tannins and well-integrated oak provide a structure that balances the sweetness, making for a delicious  Easter indulgence and amazing wine pairing.

Strandveld Grenache: The Centerpiece of Cheese and Charcuterie

A classic cheese and charcuterie board is an artful display of textures and flavours, not to mention a surefire crowd pleaser. The Strandveld Grenache is the artist’s finest brush – this wine is a masterpiece of fine tannins and red berry fruit, making it the perfect pair for the rich and varied components of your Easter cheeseboard.

Crafting the Perfect Board

Select a range of cheeses — from the sharpness of aged cheddar to the creaminess of brie — and pair them with an array of charcuterie, olives, nuts, and fruit preserves. The versatility of the Grenache, with its layered palate and long finish, will enhance the savoury meats and complement the cheeses, making every bite a new discovery and a truly perfect pair.

Pairing Strandveld Wines: Guiding Memorable Easter Moments

Understanding the art of wine pairing can turn a good meal into an extraordinary one, and Strandveld Vineyards’ selections are curated to do just that. Whether it’s the complex Adamastor with curry fish, the bold Syrah with hot cross buns, or the vibrant Grenache with a cheese and charcuterie platter, these pairings are bound to leave a lasting impression on your Easter celebrations.

With these food and wine pairings, Easter dining becomes more than just a meal; it’s an experience. Embrace the adventure of pairing with Strandveld Vineyards, and let the perfect pair of food and wine bring joy and flavour to your Easter gatherings.

Remember, the key to successful food and wine pairing is experimentation and enjoyment. Sometimes, there is no right or wrong way, as we all have different palates! This Easter, let Strandveld Vineyards’ wines purely help guide your palate to a be key in creating new traditions that will be anticipated year after year. Cheers to a holiday filled with the perfect pair of flavours and joy!