4 Wine Pairings We Love with KWV Classic Collection Wines

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KWV-Classic-Collection-WinesKWV Wines are crafted with extraordinary skill and dedication to ensure that every vintage is better than the last, constantly offering a rewarding experience. Each drop of KWV Classic Wines completes an epic rite of passage from the rich, fertile soils to the final pour of the bottle. With the freedom to source the finest grapes, KWV’s careful selection of varietals results in an award-winning range of versatile wines perfectly crafted for any palate and every occasion.

To welcome spring and celebrate the imminence of summer, we’ve cooked and baked delicious recipes that pair with four wines from the KWV Classic Collection.

Say hello to summer with
KVW Classic Shiraz Rosé


Charred Watermelon & Bocconcini Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

This recipe showcases watermelon, the quintessential South African summer fruit. You may not have thought of using it in a savoury dish but its juiciness and flavour works incredibly well with a good quality mozzarella. The flavours are light and fresh and besides looking beautiful, it tastes amazing. This is a great dish to serve at a family gathering on a hot summer day.

Wine Pairing

Enjoy this salad with KWV Classic Collection Shiraz Rosé.

This wine is a beautiful salmon pink colour and has aromas of strawberries, raspberries, rose petals and candy floss, with hints of violets and Turkish delight. The delicate, fruity wine is best served chilled with this summery salad.


Celebrate our Heritage with
KWV Classic Collection Pinotage

KWV Springbok Loin Recipe

Springbok Loin with Turnip and Cashew Nut Purée

What could be more of a heritage dish than springbok? This tender loin cut is seared and served on top of a creamy turnip and cashew nut purée, with charred leeks and a herby salsa verde. You can opt to braai or oven roast the springbok and this dish, paired with a glass of Pinotage, is a toast to South African heritage.

Wine Pairing

Enjoy this Springbok fillet with KWV Classic Collection Pinotage.

This is a classic Pinotage with black cherries, plums and stewed fruit on the nose. The palate displays hints of chocolate and pomegranate. This beautiful cut of springbok is complemented by the soft and beguiling palate of this wine.


Light and Fresh Dessert with
KWV Classic Collection Moscato


Fresh Stone Fruit with Meringue and Lemon Curd

If you’re looking for a light and fresh dessert for a spring day, you’ve found it. This dish looks intricate but is surprisingly easy to make. It’s great for a sophisticated lunch with friends, as you can do most of the prep beforehand and just plate before serving. The artistic red splashes come from squeezing pomegranate arils, so embrace your inner artist and get creative.

Wine Pairing

Enjoy this Stone Fruit Dessert with KWV Classic Collection Moscato.

Muscato is traditionally a sweet, yet still refreshing wine that displays delicate, aromatic fruits. KWV’s Classic Collection Moscato has a floral, peachy nose, which follows through on the palate. Serve this gorgeous dessert with a glass Moscatoato and enjoy how the flavours enhance one another.


A Decadent Chocolate Experience with
KWV Classic Collection Shiraz


Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake

There is something sinfully seductive about a great chocolate cake, especially when iced with a rich buttercream. This recipe is easy to make and the results will be consistently good. We’ve topped with blueberries for a little sweetness but you can choose whatever seasonal fruit you like – think cherries, raspberries or even juicy blackberries.

Wine Pairing

Enjoy this Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with KWV Classic Collection Shiraz.

Shiraz is traditionally hallmarked by spicy notes and this one in particular shows plum, dried spice, blackcurrant and red cherries. The well-integrated tannins on the palate are a perfect match for the richness of this cake. This pairing is ideal for those still cool spring evenings and will work equally as well in autumn and winter. We love the idea of ending a meal with a glass of well structured Shiraz that stands up well to a rich and naughty chocolate treat.


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