The Stork's Flight June 2017

The Stork's Flight June 2017
23 June 2017 • General
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Winter brings with it a few things we don't enjoy. Mostly late sunrises and early sunsets. Who would imagine that it also brings with ti a plethora of beautiful and unusual words to describe those previous winter treasures, like apricity - the warmth of the wun in winter, or peiskos (Norwegian) - the feeling you get when you sit in front of a fireplace and enjoy its warmth.

Specific to the Western Cape, we dearly hope that it brings with it copious, drenching, excessive rain!

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At Hartenberg we have always taken a very cautious and long-term view regarding the value of water and it’s strategic importance to our business. [Read more] about our water-saving venture, as explained by Carl.

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Buy Hartenberg wines online. Our wines are now available for sale via Port2Port. Shop now.

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2017 has been a defining vintage! 

"Hope means that we must trust and wait for... read more »

Peiskos and Hartenberg

Peiskos and Hartenberg
9 June 2017 • General
Yes! We offer that fireside feeling, remembering Eleanor as she introduced the most divine soups at the farm so many years ago. 

Crackling, licking orange-yellow-and-blue flames ooze warmth and demand mouthwatering soups and soothing wines.  Join us for Eleanor’s delicious array of farm-style soups:  the all-time-favourite Pea and Smoked Ham Soup, rich and healthy Chicken Soup, Potato & Leek (you can always add crispy bacon for a meaty feel), or hearty Courgette soup.  You’ll find it all whilst tasting our world-class wines.  For more choice, have a look at our full winter menu here, and contact Rene on rene@hartenbergestate.com to make your reservation.

2017 – a Defining Vintage

2017 – a Defining Vintage
9 June 2017 • General
“Hope means that we must trust and wait for what is still unseen” – probably every winemaker’s lifeline.  

Preceded by another winter with under-average rainfall, our growing season was warm and left us weary of what was to come.  There were the very real concerns about water.   And then, quite surprisingly, the end of February brought cool evenings to provide for very good colour development on the red grapes and fantastic preservation of flavours in our white grapes.  The remainder of the harvest saw a continuation of cooler evenings and fewer heat waves than any other year, the first indication that this vintage might bring a couple of treasures. 

Currently, our wines are undergoing malolactic fermentation.  “Already we can see that wines from this vintage seem to be wonderfully fruit-forward and aromatic with great acidity and elegance.  We have superb Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot in the... read more »

WATER-wise

WATER-wise
9 June 2017 • General
"At Hartenberg we have always taken a very cautious and long-term view regarding the value of water and its strategic importance to our business," explains Carl of their water-saving ventures.

“Considerable investment was made to separate the way our two water sources are acquired and then utilised.  Most importantly, we have very valuable potable artesian water - thousands of years old - which is brought to the surface as springs.  This sustains the water used in our buildings and the cellar.  In addition to our springs, we constructed two large earthen dams to capture the annual supply of rainwater needed for the vineyards.

This may be no different from what many other Cape Wineland properties do, but the remarkable thing is:  we recycle each and every drop of water!  Nothing leaves the Estate - it’s all irrigated back to the vineyards after going through a few natural processes. ... read more »

Bottelary Hills Family Lunch

Bottelary Hills Family Lunch
28 March 2016 • Awards
Bottelary Hills all fired up with trio of sizzling ‘Pop Up’ Lunches

Celebrity Chef Bertus Basson ignites gourmet side of the grill

Grilled, charred, smoked and scorched....The Bottelary Hills Wine Route is all fired up for its sizzling series of Pop Up Lunches, when renowned celebrity chef, Bertus Basson, will fan the flames for a superb Sunday lunch prepared on an open fire on 17 April, 14 August and 4 December.

Igniting the gourmet side of the grill with talent and bravado, this highly acclaimed chef has teamed up with the wine folk of this prime winegrowing area northwest of Stellenbosch, to celebrate the flavours of fire, with a contemporary twist.

“Burnt, charred and blistered food is a huge trend this year and who better to set fire to it than Bertus Basson, famed for the phenomenal success of one of our finest Winelands restaurants, Overture, and... read more »
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