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Welcome to Highlands Road Wine Estate

Make your way to the elegant Elgin Valley, where you'll find the picturesque setting of Highlands Road Estate that will keep you occupied for hours, and that’s before you’ve tasted our wines!  Already with a string of award-winning Sauvignon Blancs to our name, our wines are set to impress. Our range of wines include elegant white blends, MCC, Rosé,  Pinot Noir, and a robust red blend dubbed “Ruadh”(Scots Gaelic for red) but be sure to inquire about our 100% Sauvignon Blanc Dessert wine for a real treat. If you’re lucky, you’ll be served in the chic tasting room by the passionate owner himself , or else be left in the capable hands of our enthusiastic young team. The water-side café serves up simple, bistro-style foods, with a wood-fired pizza oven ready for action on the busy weekends. Keep an eye on their social media pages for updates on special events, menu updates, expos and much more. An ideal spot to bring the whole family!

History

Started in 2004, Highlands Road is the culminating dream of Michael White, who identified Elgin as one of the top areas for producing Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. With the planting of the vineyards and the building of the cellar, we now have the ability to complete that dream.

 Hoping to provide the full winery experience, our exclusive estate contains not just a wine cellar and tasting room and a restaurant with decks overlooking the dam. We believe that wine is more than what is in the bottle; it is the memories that go with it. To this end, we have attempted to make our estate not just a place to taste wine, but a destination to experience it.

 Elgin Valley The Valley of Wonders

For years, Elgin has been the centre of the apple trade in South Africa. However, a little less than 10 years ago, a significant dip in apple prices suddenly brought Elgin Valley’s famously unattainable land to market. Aware of the Valley’s wonders, many top wineries and winemakers swooped into this fertile valley to stake their own grape claims. The cool climate of the valley combined with the natural fecundity of this fruit bearing region makes Elgin every wine grower’s paradise. Rapidly gaining national and international acclaim for it’s top Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs, Elgin’s magic is only just beginning.


Wood Fired Pizza

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Another WIN for Highlands Road Wines

Another WIN for Highlands Road Estate!

Another fantastic week has passed here at Highlands Road Estate, made sweeter with the news of our title win at the 2014 RisCura White Hot Wine Awards last week Thursday, for our Sine Cera 2012 white blend (Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc). Highlands Road was one of three estates to win the award with a 5/5 star rating, alongside Morgenster and Nitida

This was the second annual run of the event, which focuses on highlighting and awarding Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends in South Africa. This year, 41 entries were made by 33 different producers, and all underwent a blind tasting, from which three winners were chosen. Michael White proudly represented Highlands Road Estate at the awards, held at Tintswalo Lodge in Hout Bay, where guests were treated to a gourmet food and wine pairing created by Chef Franck Dangereux (The Foodbarn). All who attended agreed that it was a "top-class" event, and we look forward to attending them again.

For a full tasting report, please follow the link:

http://www.whatidranklastnight.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Tasting-report.pdf 

Image courtesy of "Batonage- a journey through food & wine"

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Spring time in the Highlands

Spring time is here at last, and what a beautiful time of year it is here at Highlands Road Estate. All around the estate grounds, our plum trees are slowly starting to wake up from their winter sleep and popping out stunning white and pink blossoms. It's quite a sight to see! And what better way to enjoy a gorgeous spring day than with a cold glass of our 2013 Rosé, with a blush almost as beautiful as our plum blossoms, a distinct candyfloss aroma and a lively, fruity acidity- you can't go wrong.

 

Our previous vintage sold out very quickly and our 2013 seems to be following the same path- a sure hit for the upcoming summer months! Aside from being a delightfully easy-drinking wine, our Rosé is just as fabulous when used in desserts, such as this Rosé Sorbet recipe from "How sweet it is"

 

 

Rosé Sorbet

1 750mL bottle dry Rosé wine
250ml water
250ml sugar
fresh mint for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring contents to a boil, stirring constantly to make sure the sugar dissolves evenly. Take the saucepan off the heat and allow to cool to room temperature before placing in the fridge. Refrigerate for 30mins or until cold.
Once cooled, add the mixture to your ice cream churner and prepare according to machine instructions. If you do not have a churner, place the sorbet liquid in a shallow freezer-safe dish and place in the freezer for 2-4 hours until desired consistency is met, taking it out every 30mins to stir (using a fork).
Serve with a garnish of fresh mint if eating alone, or drop in glasses of champagne or wine

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