What a wonderful time it is to be alive. Sure, there are still some disturbing news on our screens most of the time, but in terms of agriculture – some humans are actually getting it.
More and more, we read about agriculturists heading back to methods and farming philosophies from 100 years ago. Methods not only beneficial for the actual quality of produce (organic, chemical free) but also beneficial to the soil, vegetation, animals, environment and the community. Take the mysterious works of the stars and moon in play, and you are heading to – what farmers from a very long time ago believed in – biodiversity.
It’s a farming ethos that has become the norm globally and in South Africa . Take the incredible team behind Waterkloof Wines, for instance. I recently worked with some of their produce, and I urge you to read the story of their incredible journey – converting vineyards into a biodynamic champion wine farm.
Look, I’m not a huge drinker. I love a glass of bubbly or a light wine once in awhile – I can’t even deal with anything heavier than that. But this Rosé from Waterkloof’s sister company – False Bay Vineyards – is light, refreshing, soft and elegant. The gorgeous pink blush instantly brings notes of floral, spice and red berries to the palate and pairs well with Mediterranean dishes. It is also very refreshing during summer, exactly why you should give this Rosé, Berry and Thyme Slush a try.
It’s a pretty simple recipe and not very complicated. I used gorgeous produce from Jacksons Real Food Market, that also stocks the False Bay Vineyards range and the Peacock Wild Fermented wines from the Waterkloof empire.
Simply grab a bag of frozen mixed red berries from the Jacksons market, a bottle (or two) False Bay Vineyard Rosé and lovely organic grown thyme. It’s as simple as one, two, three and with that you are not only choosing ‘real’ and ‘honest’ produce, but supporting our local small holder farmers at the same time. That is what it’s all about, right?
Check out the range of honest wines at Jacksons – False Bay Vineyard and Peacock Wild Ferment. These wines are reasonably priced and I think the Rosé will definitely become one of my favorites. Enjoy!
*sponsored by Jacksons Real Food Market