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False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage: A Delicious and Sustainable South African Red Wine


False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage is a richly fruited yet savoury and satisfying red wine from South Africa. Made from 100% Pinotage grapes grown sustainably in Stellenbosch, False Bay Pinotage is crafted using traditional methods, including spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast and ageing in large French oak casks. This wine is the perfect example of a South African Pinotage wine.

What to Expect from Pinotage Wines

Pinotage is a red wine grape variety that is unique to South Africa. This grape is a hybrid of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, known for its spicy, earthy flavours and full-bodied character. Pinotage wines can vary widely in style, from fruity and easy-drinking to complex and full-bodied. The flavour profile of Pinotage wines can include notes of blackberry, plum, menthol, tobacco, leather, and spice.

The Making of False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage

False Bay Pinotage is made using sustainably-farmed Pinotage grapes that are hand-harvested and fermented spontaneously with wild yeast. The wine is then aged in large French oak casks to create a rich, full-bodied flavour profile. Nadia Barnard, the talented young Cellarmaster at Waterkloof winery, oversees the entire grape-to-bottle process to ensure that this wine is of the highest quality.

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Flavour Profile – False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage

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What People Think about False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage

Overall, people who have tried this Pinotage are impressed by its rich, full-bodied flavour profile. Many reviewers note that this wine is a great value for its price and appreciate its natural, sustainable production methods. Some reviewers mention that this wine pairs well with hearty meat dishes like pork belly or barbecued meats. Others describe it as spicy and savoury with notes of oak and earth.

Food Pairings

False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage pairs well with hearty meat dishes, such as:

  • Pork belly
  • Barbecued meats
  • Boerewurst
  • Game
  • Sausage and mash

Recipe: Pork Belly with Braised Red Cabbage


  • 1.5kg pork belly, with skin scored
  • 1 red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 3 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Rub the pork belly with salt and pepper, then place it skin-side up in a roasting dish.
  3. Roast the pork belly for 30 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180°C and continue to roast for another 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan, then add the red onions and garlic, Cook until the onions are soft and translucent.
  5. Add the red cabbage, honey, balsamic vinegar, and wholegrain mustard to the pan, then stir well to combine.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, then cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove the lid from the pan and continue to simmer for another 20-30 minutes or until the cabbage is soft and tender.
  8. Serve the pork belly with the braised red cabbage and a glass of False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage.

Try a Bottle Today

False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage is a delicious, sustainably-produced South African red wine that is perfect for pairing with hearty meat dishes. Purchase a bottle today and discover the unique flavour of Pinotage for yourself!

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