Summer Solstice Recipes with De Grendel Wine Estate

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Summer is all about blissful moments and breaking the rules, like stealing the last strawberry from your partner’s dessert bowl and midnight swims in the pool. It’s about indulging your ice cream quickly before it melts in the sun and drinking rosé at noon. The only thing that could possibly make summer even more sensational is De Grendel wines.

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Inspired by the summer solstice, we’ve created three sensational sweet and savoury summer treats and paired them with three of De Grendel’s delicious wines. Whether you’re having a light luncheon with the family or inviting friends over for a soirée, De Grendel wines are ideal for a summer fare filled with bliss and deliciousness.

Grilled Asparagus, Fig & Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Treat your friends to a light luncheon with this fig and goat cheese salad, or serve it with your mains and a bottle of De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2022.

Delicate flavours of fresh ripe figs and goat cheese marry beautifully with the complexity of De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc.

Summertime is perfect for courtyard lunch dates and refreshing meals, and this salad is just that. The citrus vinaigrette and peppery lettuce enhance the notes of lime and fresh herbs. We’ve sprinkled a couple of pecan nuts for a nutty crunch and segments of fresh grapefruit to bring out the tropical fruit notes in this refreshing wine. After you’ve plated your salad, all there’s left to do is savour your Sauvignon Blanc and the company of your friends.

Recipe for Grilled Asparagus, Fig & Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

There’s nothing more satisfying than the sound of Cap Classique popping, met with the bubbling laughter of friends. To capture the essence of summer, we’ve created these whimsical treats that taste even better with a glass of De Grendel Cap Classique Brut 2018.

Aromas of biscuity richness and fresh citrus notes of De Grendel Cap Classique Brut pair gorgeously with these Ice Cream Sandwiches.

This dessert is perfect if you’re hosting a fun yet adult soirée. Dare your guests to indulge their inner child as they delight in these Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches that’s every kids’ dream treat. But, if you truly want to dazzle your guests, add a touch of sparkle to the night and serve with a glass of De Grendel Cap Classique Brut.

Recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Frosé Raspberry Granita with Vanilla Ice Cream and Berries

Want something refreshingly sweet – why not have frosé? We paired three of our favourites, De Grendel Rosé 2022, granita and ice cream, to create this dreamy poolside treat.

The bouquet of watermelon, raspberries coulis and pomegranate notes of De Grendel Rosé make it the perfect choice for our frosé.

Once your berries are macerated and mixed with your rosé, simply pop it in the freezer, then both you and the frosé can chill before your guests arrive. For an elevated take, add scoops of vanilla ice cream to a fancy glass and top with your delicious frosé, fresh raspberries and edible flowers. Absolute bliss!

Recipe for Frosé Raspberry Granita with Vanilla Ice Cream and Berries

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