The Bottelary Hills route in Stellenbosch has teamed up with renowned chef George Jardine from Jordan Restaurant and Jardine to bring you a series of tantalizing lunches showcasing the farms and wines of the region.
Chef Jardine will present his signature food experiences at Hartenberg Wine Estate on 28 May, Kaapzicht Wine Estate on 27 August and Mooiplaas Wine Estate on 19 November. Guests will also have the chance to socialise with the winemakers or owners themselves on these afternoons.
This year’s menu and events will highlight the historical roots of the region and farms in the Bottelary Hills. This is one of five sub-routes in the Stellenbosch wine region and home to some of the oldest farms in the country, many of which are still run by generations of the same families.
For the lunch at Hartenberg Estate on 28 May, guests will get insight to heritage stretching back to 1692. Hartenberg lies on the north-eastern slopes of the Bottelary Hills where its vineyards enjoy either morning or afternoon sun. At the hand of renowned cellar master Carl Schultz, the estate has become known especially for is outstanding Shiraz.
On 27 August guests can visit Kaapzicht Wine Estate. The name is derived from Dutch and refers to the sweeping views of hills and Table Mountain from the estate. The Steytler family has farmed the property since 1946 and they specialize predominantly in red cultivars. Kaapzicht’s un-irrigated vineyards thrive in ancient, weathered granite soils and are cooled by breezes from the Atlantic Ocean just 30km away, allowing them to create full bodied, fruity and award-winning wines.
The final Pop Up Lunch on 19 November features Mooiplaas, which has a reputation for spectacular scenery and elegant wines. The farm is built on heritage, care for the land and topographical contrast that results in diverse microclimates.
Tickets to the Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches cost R550 per person, which includes a wine tasting prior to lunch and a three course meal, including wine with each course. Each guest will also get a bottle Bottelary Hills wine to take home.
Tickets are limited so book early at wineroute.co.za or phone 021 886 8275.