Celebrations and picnics this summer at Hartenberg

Pack away the winter garments and embrace the warmth and beauty that summer brings with it.


This is also the perfect excuse to venture to the Stellenbosch Winelands, and in particular Hartenberg Wine Estate, to indulge in one of their delicious courtyard or picnic style lunches, whilst sipping on their range of superb wines. A hidden gem situated along the Bottelary Road your visit to this picture perfect estate is guaranteed to reawaken all your senses.

Perfect for the whole family a day out to Hartenberg is a must on your to do list this summer. Whilst the adults relax under the trees cooled by the summer breezes the kids will be kept entertained for hours in the play area or alongside the river banks. Choose a table under the trees or lounge on plump cushions on the lawn with a beautifully packed picnic basket. All ingredients are locally sourced, free-range and complemented by freshly baked breads. This season the picnic basket includes the popular Eleanor’s snoek pâté, as well as a selection of the finest local cheeses and charcuterie with unique accompaniments such as a tasty tomato pesto. Pre-order your hearty gourmet sandwich, delicious quiche and freshly prepared salad to complete your picnic experience. The sandwich selection includes a pastrami, plaaskaas, rocket and caramelized onion;  chicken Caesar with garlic aioli or baby marrow, pesto and Chevin cheese. What to choose? The quiche selection is even more tempting. Choose between a fig and Blue cheese; bacon, caramelized onion and fresh thyme or smoked Salmon, capers and fresh dill. Salads using fresh locally sourced ingredients add the final touch to a perfect picnic hamper. The selection includes season grilled greens, feta and brown rice; new potato, dill, red onion and capers with a vinaigrette or the Asian salad served with a mouthwatering Asian dressing.

The perfect ending to any picnic is something sweet, and your choice between the deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake in a jar or Peanut Butter and Chocolate dessert in a jar will do just that!

The cost is R195 per person and includes a bottle of estate wine to share between two. Children under the age of 12 can also join in on the picnic fun with their own selection of delectable treats, at a cost of R80 per child.

If you prefer a more formal dining experience Hartenberg’s summer inspired courtyard menu is perfect. Carefully thought through and designed to complement the Hartenberg wines visitors can look forward to a myriad of tasty offerings. This includes a Salmon Trout Roulade, the classic Caesar salad and a delicious Vintners platter comprising an assortment of charcuterie, cheeses, pâté and freshly baked bread. The Karoo Lamp Chops and grilled Tiger Prawns are guaranteed to satisfy any hunger, whilst the popular Hartenberg Hamburger makes a comeback and is guaranteed to be a hit. A succulent beef burger patty, served with all of the traditional trimmings on a freshly baked Brioche bun.

And for those with a sweet tooth be sure not to miss out on the most heavenly and decadent cheesecake with Berry Coulis or chocolate meringue semifreddo.

Not forgetting the young ones, a kiddie’s friendly menu for the under 12’s is available on request.

Adding to its repertoire of fine offerings, this season visitors will be treated to a five-star experience with the introduction of Hartenberg’s Celebration Table. Ideal for that special occasion and guaranteed to be Pinterest perfect your experience includes a beautifully festively decorated table with all the trimmings to make it extra special. The Celebration Table, a tailor made package to suit your needs, includes the following:

Special menu options;


Décor for the table.

To ensure the ultimate exclusive, stylish and upmarket experience the Celebration Table is ideally suited to minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 guests.

For more information contact Johann van der Merwe at Hartenberg Wine Estate on johann@hartenbergestate.com or 021 865 2541.

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