Dry red wine fruit salad

Red wine risotto
June 28, 2018

Dry red wine fruit salad

If you have dry red wine of the Namaqua wine range in your cupboard, you can use it to make a tasty dish. With the cold winter season in full swing, it’s the perfect way to stay warm. Try this delicious winter fruit salad:


  • 600 g of good quality dried fruit, ready to eat (prunes, pears, apricots, figs or blueberries)
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • 1 Earl Gray tea bag
  • 1 cup of Namaqua dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Mascarpone cheese or Greek yoghurt


Tip the fruits and 700 ml cold water into a large saucepan. Add the honey and vanilla, scraping the seeds from the pod into the pan. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Stir well, lower the heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes until slightly syrupy.

Take the pan off the heat and stir in the tea bag. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
Discard the tea bag and vanilla pod, tip the fruits and liquid into a non-metallic bowl and pour over the lemon juice. Stir, then leave to cool. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

You can enjoy or buy your favorite Namaqua wines from 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Saturday at Die Keldery. If you buy the wine on a Friday, you get 20% discount.