Wine Wednesday is here again, lets do a little happy dance and proceed to cracking a bottle. What am I cracking today? Well, a pretty special bottle in my opinion. Hahndorf Hill Winery is a boutique winery just outside the historic town of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. This is a beautiful winery that uses sustainable practices such as sheep for seeking and guinea foul for insect control. The cellar door is in a beautiful building overlooking the vineyards and with the unique ChoccoVino experience. Chocolate paired with wine? Yes, please! Their wines are delightful, in fact I wanted to take one of everything home. Instead, sadly, I had to limit myself to only a couple including the one I am discussing today. The Hahndorf Hills Winery Blueblood Blaufrankish 2013 is an exceptional bottle of wine I immediately fell in love with. Blaufrankish is a red grape varietal hailing from Austria. Hahndorf Hill Winery was the first winery in Australia to grown this particular varietal which debuted in 2008. With a nose of blueberries and black cherry this is the perfect bottle of red fit for a king.
What might I be pairing this tantalising wine with? Well a wine fit for a king that is named blue blood could only be paired with the most noble of novels. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory tells the story of Mary Boleyn, who catches the eye of Henry VIII and enjoys his attentions until his interest begins to wane and she has to step aside for her sister and rival, Anne. This is an epic story of intrigue, gossip and drama. A story made for an entire bottle of wine. Set yourself up in your favourite reading chair, back tall and draped in your best throw rug. Crack a bottle of Blaufrankish and pour into your finest crystal wine glass and sit back and revel in the story of the Boleyn sisters trying their best to hold the affections of a capricious king. You certainly will not be disappointed, wth your wine or choice of entertainment.