A quintessential South African tradition now showcases an equally fine ambassador of excellence in a new and revelatory tasting experience that pairs naturally cured meat – biltong – and Alto wines at the eponymous Stellenbosch estate.
Situated along the elevated northern slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, Alto has earned its reputation over close to a century as one of South Africa’s most respected red wine estates. Precise understanding of the terroir and the vines that thrive here has been shaped over generations and led to just five varieties being grown on the estate. Only five wines make up its portfolio and these now feature in the Alto Wine & Biltong Tasting. It’s just one more reason to visit Alto and experience the home of Alto wines.
The champion status of Alto wines comes to the fore in the new pairing experience, curated by Alto winemaker Bertho van der Westhuizen and award-winning food writer and stylist Vickie de Beer, who is well known as the food editor of Rooi Rose magazine. Each pairing was designed to highlight a characteristic in the wine, while simultaneously demonstrating its versatility.
The Alto Wine & Biltong Tasting is available at the estate tasting lounge on the farm and costs R110.