10 April 2015 • General

Culture, Outdoors & Adventure, Shopping, What's On

14 January 2015

Not only does Stellenbosch have great wine and awesome restaurants, but it also has some of the most amazing markets in the Western Cape. Whether you’re looking for delicious food or fresh produce, these markets have the best of the best of both.

Here are some of the most amazing food markets in this quaint town:


Root44 Market

Address: Audacia Wines, Corner of R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

Surrounded by gorgeous vineyards, the smells of delicious food and the sound of live music, Root44 Market is one of the most amazing markets in the Stellenbosch area. This family friendly market not only has good food and delectable drinks, but it is perfect no matter what the weather with marquees that offer shade from the sun and shelter from the rain. Whether you’re craving wood-fired pizza, traditional roosterkoek, a spicy curry or a sweet treat,... read more »

Alchemy Winners Announced

Alchemy Winners Announced
23 January 2015 • General

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed our new Alchemy range and took part in this competition. While not everyone receives prize, you are certainly winners for enjoying such great wines.

We are happy to announce that the First prize of R25 000 cash goes to Annelize Kleingeld.

Second prize of a Trip for two to explore the cape winelands will be enjoyed by Ishmael Matsila.

Our 30 Third prize winners each receive 24 bottles of Alchemy. They are Lynette Reebein, Frankie Berghorst, Brad Glasspoole, Amos Rangata, Vida Fritz, Katalin Mercer, Moila Rangata, Julie Staniforth, Andrzej Tomzynski, Dave Staniforth, Andrew Myatt, Solomon Ndala, Michael Fowler, Lesley Anderson, Alastair Page, Jonn Wilson, Etienne Brewis, Mark Fletcher, Louis Schmidt, Mary-Ann Norval, Rendani Mandiwane, Lyn Schonewolf, David Smith, Marion O'Donoghue, Irene Bekker, Derrick Williams, Zamazama Ngwenya, Colleen de Jongh, Paulina Mukwevho and Clive King.

Cheers to Hartenberg’s Alchemy! read more »

Hartenberg Flies High at the 2015 SAA Wine Awards

Hartenberg Flies High at the 2015 SAA Wine Awards
14 November 2014 • Awards
Continuing its sterling success with numerous local and international awards already won this year, Hartenberg Wine Estate has been awarded the SAA Red Wine Trophy for the Hartenberg Shiraz 2010, at the 2015 SAA Wine Awards. This is the fourth time the estate has been awarded this accolade, and the first for a South African wine producer to receive this recognition four times – an outstanding achievement indeed. 

Previous winners include the Hartenberg Shiraz 2000 (2003), Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (2004) and the Hartenberg The Mackenzie 2005 (2010). 

Already an award winning wine the Shiraz 2010 received a Gold Medal at the 2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition as well as earning a spot as one of the Top 12 Shiraz wines in South Africa for 2014, at the SA Shiraz Challenge. Cellarmaster Carl Schultz, who has been recognised as one of the leading wine makers in... read more »

Five Stars for The Mackenzie 2011

Five Stars for The Mackenzie 2011
28 October 2014 • Awards
Hartenberg Wine Estate has been awarded a 5-star rating for The Mackenzie 2011 in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2015, due for release mid-November. This is the third time the wine has been awarded the prestigious rating, with the first 5-star ratings received in 2004 and 2005, respectively. 

A total of 7 000 wines were judged by a panel of esteemed judges who selected 50 wines, and one new 5-star brandy, for the prestigious  5-star rating. 

The Mackenzie pays homeage to the Mackenzie family that headed the development of the new era at Hartenberg Wine Estate. Their vision remains simple: to do whatever it takes to produce wines of outstanding quality by anybody’s standards. To create only what the wine afficianados call ‘the good stuff’. And it is with this vision that celebrated winemaker, Carl... read more »

Another win for Hartenberg Wine Estate!

Another win for Hartenberg Wine Estate!
12 September 2014 • Awards
Reaffirming its position as one of the industry leaders Hartenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has been awarded two Gold medals at The 2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC). These were awarded to the 2010 Hartenberg Shiraz and the 2012 Hartenberg The Eleanor Chardonnay. The results were announced on 10 September at the Beautiful South Tasting at Olympia, London. 

At the same competition Hartenberg was also awarded two Outstanding Silver awards for the 2012 Chardonnay and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as an additional six silver medals. 

Established in 1969, The IWSC was the first competition of its kind, set up to seek out, reward and promote the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Now in its 45th year, The IWSC’s relentless pursuit of excellence underpins every aspect of the competition today.

What sets the IWSC apart is the formidable reputation of its judging process. Their panels of... read more »
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