5 dishes to pair with a glass of sauvignon blanc for the perfect spring meal

By TASTE, 28 August 2020

Let’s be honest, there are some dishes – steamed asparagus and the perfect omelette, to name a few – that simply taste better in spring. But what they may need to be truly memorable, is the proper wine pairing. Which is why we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite spring meals, all of them perfectly matched with a glass of sauvignon blanc.


Spring is just around the corner and we're already dreaming of all those delicious spring-y brunches and lunches waiting to be consumed. And what would a mellow meal be without a some fine white wine? Herewith a few dishes on our 'to cook' list - all of them sure to reach new heights if combined with a glass of sauvignon blanc.

Asparagus with salty butter and soft-boiled eggs

Let's be honest, few things shout 'spring' quite as loudly as a steaming bundle of asparagus (now back in season, hurray!) Add some jammy eggs, crispy bacon and a lick of butter and you've got all the makings of a brilliant brunch. Why not pour a glass of white and turn it into a feast?

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Greek-style grilled fish

This dish comes together in a flash, and a squeeze of lemon juice brings a touch of spring to the plate. All it needs now is a nice bottle of wine ...

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Herby lemon-and-barley chicken soup

Whoever said soup could only be enjoyed in winter? (No-one that we know.) All the greens in this soup lend it a decidedly spring-like character, and the lemony tang will work really well with the acidity of a sauvignon blanc.

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The ultimate fluffy omelette

Not for nothing did the late cookbook writer Elizabeth David gain fame for her book 'An omelette and a glass of wine' - it makes the perfect meal. A fluffy omelette with a dusting of cheese and a glass of white? Sign us up.

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Warm goat's cheese and citrus salad

There are salads, and then there's this gorgeous creation with melting goat's cheese and caramelised lemons. What's not to love? Honestly, the only thing it needs for the ultimate Saturday lunch is (you guessed it) a glass of sauvignon blanc.

5 summery ways with cheese and preserves

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In the market for a bottle of white wine?

The Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc is sure to put some spring in your step, so to speak. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with this wine and its bright notes of tropical fruit, zesty grapefruit and lemon. Pair it with grilled fish, green salad, a plate of cheese or a tangy tomato soup. Sit back, sip and enjoy.

Visit durbanvillehills.co.za for more information.


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  • Wilma
    23 September 2020

    Any suggestions for alcohol free wine as an alternative?