First lunch takes place at Hartenberg Estate on Sunday, 26 August
Like the sound of a lazy Sunday lunch in the Winelands, with great food, fine wine and warm company? Then head out to the Bottelary Hills, a sub-route of the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes, when the tables are set for the first in a series of Winemakers Lunches to be hosted by the local wine folk, at Hartenberg Estate on 26 August.
A select choice of winemakers from this wine area, renowned for its acclaimed red wines and premium white and sparkling wines, have teamed up for four season-inspired and varietal themed lunches to be hosted at participating estates on the last Sunday of August, November, February and May.
The Bottelary Hills Wine Route, nestled north-west of Stellenbosch, is home to numerous award-winning wine estates including Villiera, Hartenberg, Beyerskloof, Bellevue, Goede Hoop, Groenland, Kaapzicht, Mooiplaas and many more.
The first languid Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch offers a bistro-style winter wine and dine affair, infused with wooded white wines and bold reds, so it is only fitting that Hartenberg Estate, widely regarded as one of South Africa’s finest Shiraz producers, plays host on this indulgent day.
After a relaxed wine tasting, seasoned chef Christophe Dehosse of Joostenberg Bistro will whet appetites with a four-course feast in Hartenberg’s underground cellar. Each of his dishes will be paired with a matching wine from the area.
Think superb wines, charming hospitality and sumptuous food shared at tables where strangers become friends over a four-course lunch, enjoyed with the finest Bottelary Hills wine gems – the perfect end to your weekend.
The inaugural Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch at Hartenberg starts at 11am and costs R250 per person for a wine tasting and four-course meal inclusive of a glass of wine per course. Pre bookings are essential as seating is limited.
To book your seats contact per telephone on (021) 886 8275 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hartenberg Estate is situated on the Bottelary Road off the R304 to Stellenbosch. The next Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch will celebrate the taste of spring in true al fresco style at Beyerskloof Estate on 25 November.