Movie & Wine Pairing


Stellenrust Heritage Collection 2018
Stellenbosch WO, South Africa

Harvey (1950)
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This acclaimed Chenin Blanc is full of expressive fruit aromas and flavors. Jimmy Stewart’s Oscar-nominated turn as Harvey (based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play) is just as surprising and richly pleasing. America’s favorite everyman actor plays the eccentric Elwood P. Dowd, whose best friend Harvey – a six-foot rabbit – is unfortunately imaginary. Or is he?


“Stellenrust in Stellenbosch does amazing things with Chenin Blanc,” writes Wine magazine. And yours is an elegant exclusive from this top outfit that sports a long history of acclaim – including 90+ points from the likes of The Wine Advocate, who raved about a previous release: “plenty of white peach and tangerine notes on the nose, upfront and bold, and there is nothing wrong with that. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, lively with lemon thyme notes infusing the citrus fruit. It sports good body and depth on the finish – a very delicious Chenin Blanc ... what a bargain!” See over for our top food pairings.


Established in 1928, Stellenrust is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed family-run wineries. They grow their Chenin Blanc high up in the Bottelary Hills, an area renowned for its cool climate and sea breezes that impart fresh, intensely concentrated flavors to the fruit. The Heritage Collection honors the family’s winemaking history – and this dazzling white is a proud addition.


VY_ZA_LandscapewMtns_peoplewalkingOften called South Africa’s answer to Napa Valley, “Stellenbosch consistently produces the greatest number of the Cape’s finest wines” (Tim Atkin). The region has been home to winemaking since the 17th century, and today, its quality-focused, boutique estates are among the most awarded in the country. Fun fact: the local university is the only in South Africa to offer a degree in viticulture.


shell_oysters_prawnsWith its bright, fruit-driven flavors and slightly creamy texture (from lees aging), this classy Chenin makes for a mouthwatering aperitif. At meal time, it’ll be a fine partner for seafood. Try it with anything from fresh oysters to tuna carpaccio with watercress salad. For a South African flair, head to a barbecue (called a ‘braai’ in Afrikaans) and serve with chicken kebabs.

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