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Fair for Life

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September 3rd, 2015

Did you know all of our wines are certified Fair for Life? This social and fair trade certifcation means that human rights are guaranteed at every stage of production, and we firmly believe that happy workers make better wine! Check out there Fair for Life wesbite here to find out more.

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New look Running Duck!

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September 2nd, 2015

We’ve been working our tails pretty hard and are delighted to show you our brand new look! Make sure to keep you eyes out for it being rolled out across the UK as we speak. What do you think? Personally, we think it’s absolutely quacking.

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Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly (just to clarify!)

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September 1st, 2015

We get a lot of lovely people getting in touch with us asking whether our wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans…and the answer is yes! We don’t use any gelatine or other animal produce in our filtration process, and we’re proud of it. So that’s something to shout about!

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We give a quack! Here’s why our Runner Ducks rule…

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August 2nd, 2015

The Indian Runner ducks that patrol our vineyards are one of the “teams” that make Stellar so special. Here’s why they rule: http://ow.ly/PRC7a

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West Indian Veggie Patties

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July 3rd, 2015

This lovely west indian veggie patty goes down a treat with a glass of Running Duck rose. Check out the recipe below and thank us later! Perfect for a nice summery meal or snack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Ingredients:
- 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into 1cm (½in) dice
- 150g (5 ½oz) carrots, cut into 1cm (½in) dice
- 300g (10 ½oz) butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 1cm (½in) dice
- 4tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- 200g can sweetcorn, drained
- 100g (3 ½oz) orange cheese (such as Double Gloucester), grated
- 2-4 tsp salt

For the patty pastry…
- 225g (8oz) plain flour
- 1 ½ tsp ground turmeric
- Pinch of salt
- 115g (4oz) cold butter, cut into small cubes
- ½ egg, lightly beaten, to glaze

Method:
1. Put the flour, turmeric and salt in a bowl and rub in the butter. Add 4-5 tbsp water and mix. Roll into a ball and chill for 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC, 400ºF or gas 6.

2. Put the pepper, carrots and squash in a saucepan with a small amount of just-boiled water. Cover and cook for 4 mins. Drain, put in a bowl and mix with all the other ingredients, except the pastry and beaten egg. Leave to cool completely.

3. Cut the pastry into 6 or 8 pieces, depending on whether you want larger or smaller patties. Roll the first piece out into a large circle, with the pastry about ½cm thick. Put an eighth of the filling (or a sixth, if making 6 patties) on one side of the pastry, leaving about 1cm around the edge. Brush the edge with some of the egg glaze. Fold the other half of the pastry circle over the filled half and press the edges together to seal, using a fork to crimp the edges.

4. Brush the patties with the remaining beaten egg glaze, place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper and cook in the oven for 25 mins or until nice and golden on the outside as well as on the inside.

(recipe taken from taken from Levi Roots’ Caribbean Food Made Easy)

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Drizzle and Dip pickled mushrooms with herbs, garlic and raspberry balsamic recipe

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July 25th, 2013

Indulge in Drizzle and Dip’s pickled mushrooms with herbs, garlic and raspberry balsamic reduction. This simple and delicious dish, great as a side or to spruce up a salad, pairs perfectly with Running Duck Merlot or Pinotage if you’re in the chilly Southern Hemisphere, and our popular Live a Little Rather Revealing Rose if you’re getting ready for summer vacation in the North.

“The flavours infuse and deepen overnight and the fruity balsamic reduction adds a lovely little zing.” Read More >>

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London International Wine Fair 2012- ExCel London 22-24 May

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May 1st, 2012

The London International Wine Fair kicks off on 22nd May. Stellar has had a presence at this annual trade-only wine fest for several years and our wines can be found at the Ehrmanns stand N42.

The focus of the Fair is very much on discovery: new wines and spirits, new producers, emerging countries and regions, new vintage releases, seminars, debates and masterclasses make LIWF the perfect trade event. Read more here.

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The new Stellar Foundation

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April 17th, 2012

Stellar Foundation is a Section 21 NPO, NGO. All social development projects will be managed through the Foundation, which will not only be focusing on Stellar Winery Multi-Estate but also on non-Stellar related projects that will positively impact the surrounding communities.

The first two projects which Stellar Foundation undertook were the Community Feeding program in Klawer and the Trawal Crèche Christmas party. Both of these are wonderful examples of co-operative planning between sponsors, the Foundation and the beneficiaries.

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Our vegetable garden

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April 16th, 2012

Traditionally, the local community mainly fed on potatoes and had little access to other vegetables essential to a balanced diet. Creating an organic vegetable patch was a great way to get workers interested and introduce iron and fiber in their daily regime. This is key for the kids’ concentration and growth, giving energy to the workers and off course for the older generation’s good health.

Koos Goeieman – who is also the winery’s duck master – has been in charge of the vegetable garden for some time now. His most recent harvest was onions, pumpkins, beetroot and green beans. Koos has an assistant, Stoffel who helps him with maintenance and upkeep of the vegetable garden. Koos has really proved to be an entrepreneur and is selling his produce locally and sends some to the market in Cape Town. So not only this project has been great for the community by improving their diet but it is also generating a welcome extra income!

 

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Klawer Holiday Feeding Program

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April 3rd, 2012

Stellar Foundation and Klawer Community Policing Forum joined forces and started a holiday feeding program for the children in needs in the community. Over a period of 10 days a total of more than 3,000 plates of food were served. This program would not have been possible without our sponsors of food supplies, finances and voluntary workers from the community. Another very important role player in the success of this project is the headmaster of Nieuwoudt Primary School. He offered his school’s kitchen as well as the gas throughout the program. He was also on site almost everyday and made himself available for assistance in any regard. Klawer Police Department ( SAPS ) helped with serving the food and supervision.


This project is a testimonial of a community standing up together and taking charge of the problem of malnutrition during the festive season.

In a meeting with Police Captain Coetzee she confirmed that during this holiday there was no report of crime amongst children.

This is definitely proof of a very successful project of which the results reach the whole community.

This feeding program was just the beginning of a project which we would like to implement during every school holiday. In South Africa we have four holidays per year. A manual has already been drawn up to teach kids traditional games and will be implemented from the next holiday to promote social, educational and physical development of our kids. Anyone who wish to make a contribution to this project can contact Irene Dell of Stellar Foundation ( Irene@stellarorganics.com ). Stellar Foundation is a non-profit organization and is responsible for the financial and logistical management of the project.

 

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