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A recipe for unbelievably delicious drumsticks

At our recent Blessing of the Harvest, Neil Jewell prepared a feast for kings – and appropriately his beautiful drumsticks were medieval hunks of deliciousness. We thought we just have to share his method of preparation with you. Enjoy!

Bread and Wine chicken drumsticks

First up, get the fattest, most free-range/bio-dynamic/organic chicken drumsticks possible.

Method:

Allow two drumsticks per person
Clean drumsticks, removing knuckle & trimming excess skin
Make brine, using 40 gram salt per 1 litre of water
Place drumsticks in brine and leave submerged for 24 hours
Remove from brine and rinse
Place in a vac bag and seal, then poach in sous vide at 65 C for 90 minutes.
Remove, ice bath to cool.
Make a spice crumb using panko crumbs and your choice of spices
Use egg wash & buttermilk and pane the drumsticks
Deep fry to order & enjoy

Allow two drumsticks per person
Clean drumsticks, removing knuckle & trimming excess skin
Make brine, using 40 gram salt per 1 litre of water
Place drumsticks in brine and leave submerged for 24 hours
Remove from brine and rinse
Place in a vac bag and seal, then poach in sous vide at 65 C for 90 minutes.
Remove, ice bath to cool.
Make a spice crumb using panko crumbs and your choice of spices
Use egg wash & buttermilk and pane the drumsticks
Deep fry to order & enjoy.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Neil Jewell, recipes,
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Franschhoek Summer Wines

There are some many festivals to look forward to. First up is the Blessing of the Harvest, which takes place on 1 February (we can’t wait to stomp grapes and feast at Bread & Wine!).

Coming right up afterwards is annual festival, Franschhoek Summer Wines. Set on the lawns of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 8 February.
Some of Franschhoek’s best wineries will be there, offering their premium summer wines. Including the luscious wines from our family farm, Moreson.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘elegantly white’ and tickets cost R120 per person which includes a tasting of all the wines on show.
Tickets can be purchased directly from www.webtickets.co.za (booking is essential as tickets are limited).
No need to drive home afterwards, come stay with us!

Coming right up afterwards is annual festival, Franschhoek Summer Wines. Set on the lawns of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 8 February.

Franschhoek Summer_Wines

Some of Franschhoek’s best wineries will be there, offering their premium summer wines; including the luscious wines from our family farm, Môreson.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘elegantly white’ and tickets cost R120 per person which includes a tasting of all the wines on show. Tickets can be purchased directly from www.webtickets.co.za (booking is essential as tickets are limited).

No need to drive home afterwards, come stay with us!

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Festival, Franschhoek, Môreson,
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Blessing of the Harvest 2014 at Môreson

At Môreson we believe that wine is about 3 things; passion, love and magic. It’s what we put into everything we do, into every bottle of wine we make and it’s what makes our annual Blessing of the Harvest an event not to be missed.

stomping grapes

In 2014, come and join us and delight in making wine the old fashioned way. Handpick your own basket of grapes and then press them using your feet, which are, incidentally, the oldest wine making tools in the business.
As you’ll soon discover wine making is a tiring job. This is why we insist that you join us for a special feast at Bread & Wine, our famous farm restaurant, to finish off a day of Blessing the Harvest. If you’re looking for inspiration, or you’d like to get an idea of what you have to look forward to with your own wine, try some of our award winning wines. They are all guaranteed to quench the thirst you’ve no doubt worked up.
Over lunch, while you’re enjoying your food and relaxing with your wine, give the Blessing of the Harvest label design competition a whirl. Who knows it could be your label design that is selected to adorn the 2014 Blessing of the Harvest bottles.
Most people have such a blast that they come back a year later to partake in another Blessing of the Harvest. They also use this return visit to pick up the wine that they made the previous year, if they haven’t already collected it.
Cost per person R495.00; children between 5-14,t.b.c .  Confirmation of booking by pre-payment only. Should you require further information, or be interested in attending, please contact Tina, at tel. no. 021-876 3692/4004or by fax no. 0866570413 or by email breadandwine@moreson.co.za.
Regrettably no pets.
Date:  1st February 2014
1st FEBRUARY 2014 BLESSING OF THE HARVEST PROGRAMME
10h30 – 11h00 a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
11h00 – 11h45 Hand picking
12h00 – 12h30 Foot stomping
13h00 Label design competition and lunch
17h00 End of daAt Môreson we believe that wine is about 3 things; passion, love and magic. It’s what we put into everything we do, into every bottle of wine we make and it’s what makes our annual Blessing of the Harvest an event not to be missed.

In 2014, come and join us and delight in making wine the old fashioned way. Handpick your own basket of grapes and then press them using your feet, which are, incidentally, the oldest wine making tools in the business.

As you’ll soon discover wine making is a tiring job. This is why we insist that you join us for a special feast at Bread & Wine, our famous farm restaurant, to finish off a day of Blessing the Harvest. If you’re looking for inspiration, or you’d like to get an idea of what you have to look forward to with your own wine, try some of our award winning wines. They are all guaranteed to quench the thirst you’ve no doubt worked up.

Enjoying lunch at Blessing of the Harvest

Over lunch, while you’re enjoying your food and relaxing with your wine, give the Blessing of the Harvest label design competition a whirl. Who knows it could be your label design that is selected to adorn the 2014 Blessing of the Harvest bottles.

Most people have such a blast that they come back a year later to partake in another Blessing of the Harvest. They also use this return visit to pick up the wine that they made the previous year, if they haven’t already collected it.

Cost per person R495.00; children between 5-14,t.b.c .  Confirmation of booking by pre-payment only. Should you require further information, or be interested in attending, please contact Tina, at tel. no. 021-876 3692/4004or by fax no. 0866570413 or by email breadandwine@moreson.co.za.

Regrettably no pets.

1st FEBRUARY 2014 BLESSING OF THE HARVEST PROGRAMME

10h30 – 11h00 a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
11h00 – 11h45 Hand picking
12h00 – 12h30 Foot stomping
13h00 Label design competition and lunch
17h00 End of day

Hop on over here to see more images of last year’s festivities. And here’s what we ate in 2013.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Franschhoek, Môreson,
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Môreson’s Blessing of the Harvest Festival – what a day!

On Saturday Môreson Wine Farm celebrated the vineyard harvest with their annual festival. Grapes were stomped the old fashioned way to make wine (which will be ready in November); there was sunshine, sticky feet and big grins all around. Afterwards in the beautiful alfresco courtyard of Bread & Wine the guests drank wine and tucked into the harvest buffet. There was light and summery watermelon gazpacho, leek and wild mushroom tart, chicken confit with chestnut and truffle terrine and rump marinated in pinotage that was sliced to order, and plenty more.

blessing of the harvest - moreson

Dessert was gooey chocolate torte, three types of cheese, creme frâiché panna cotta, and a peach and almond crumble cake. We can’t wait until next year.

Head on over to our Facebook page to see more photos from the day.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Môreson,
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The Môreson Blessing of the Harvest Festival

Hello summer! Harvest is in full swing in the Franschhoek Valley and Môreson Wine Estate is celebrating with a ‘Blessing of the Harvest Festival’, which will include making your own wine the old-fashioned way, a harvest feast, and wine, wine, wine.

Hello summer! Harvest is in full swing in the Franschhoek Valley and Môreson Wine Estate is celebrating with a ‘Blessing of the Harvest Festival’, which will include picking your own grapes and making your own wine, a harvest feast, and drinking plenty of delicious wine, wine, wine.

blessing of the harvest festival

“Come join in on Saturday the 2nd of February 2013 to try your hand at making wine the old fashioned way. Yes, you’ll handpick your own basket of grapes and then press them using the oldest tools in the winemaking business … your feet.

Once you’re done with your stomping Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant will treat you to an unrivalled Harvest Feast. This year you’ll be spoilt for choice with dishes that include: watermelon gazpacho, brown cap mushroom, mascarpone, leek & thyme tart, Italian coleslaw & pancetta, Spier chicken confit, chestnut & truffle terrine, pepper roasted rump and much more. Then there is the wine, oh that delicious wine! With an extensive selection of Môreson and Miss Molly cap classiques and wines you won’t go thirsty. View the full Bread & Wine Harvest Feast menu.

The 2013 Môreson Blessing of the Harvest Festival costs just R450 per person. Included in this price is: a glass of bubbles on arrival, the harvest, stomping, water during your stomping session, Bread & Wine’s Harvest Feast and your own bottle of foot-pressed wine (available for collection in November 2013). ”

The ideal 2013 summer experience for couples, friends and groups. To Book: Call Tina: 021-876 4004 or email breadandwine@moreson.co.za.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Môreson, Wine,
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Môreson Blessing of the Harvest 2010

It’s almost harvest time in Franschhoek which means that it’s nearly time for the Môreson Blessing of the Harvest. This year it takes place on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of February and it costs R300 per person.

For those that haven’t had the chance to attend a Môreson Blessing of the Harvest it’s Môreson’s annual celebration of winemaking, one where every participant get the opportunity to make wine the old-fashioned way.

Come dance with me

At Môreson’s Blessing of the Harvest you handpick your own basket of grapes and then press them using the oldest tools in the winemaking business – your feet. A relaxed lunch at the award-winning Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant and a highly competitive label design competition follow the harvesting and grape-stomping activities. The grapes you pick and stomp are then matured, into wine, by Môreson and available for collection later in the year.

We can’t wait for the 2010 Môreson Blessing of the Harvest and if last year is anything to go by it’s going to be serious fun! For more information, or to book, please contact Tina on – 021 876 3692 – or email her – breadandwine [at] moreson [dot] co [dot] za.

Imagine … by this time next year you could be drinking a bottle of wine you made. Now that is an exciting thought!

[For pictures of the 2009 Môreson Blessing of the Harvest click here].

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