Fancy a French inspired feast in a time-honoured cellar? Then don your beret and head out to Hartenberg Estate, when this Stellenbosch stalwart plays host to the Bottelary Hills Wine Route’s seasonal ‘Pop Up’ Winemakers Lunch on Sunday, May 25.
Food and wine lovers can look forward to an afternoon filled with pizzazz and pleasure in the estate’s famed underground cellar when Craig Cormack, a renowned chef on the Cape’s gourmet scene, conjures up a magnificent Sunday lunch fit for King Louis IX and the chosen wines. His four-course menu which celebrates his love for classic French cooking, infused with a hearty twist, will share the spotlight with royal cellar gems from leading estates jotted along this sub-route of the Stellenbosch American Express Wine Routes, such as Hartenberg, Mooiplaas, Kaapzicht and Beyerskloof.
From his classic Waldorf with a Winelands spin to his Beef Bourguignon with Boland flair, Cormack will coax the senses all afternoon long, while the wine will do the talking during a relaxed pre-tasting before guests will be ushered downstairs for the languid lunch.
Nestled north-west of Stellenbosch, the Bottelary Hills Wine Route reveals a somewhat ‘hidden world’ of quality wine to both discerning wine drinkers and those who appreciate Cape heritage.
Steeped in history, this wine route is home to some of the oldest wine farms in the country and most of them have been family-owned for many generations.
The Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch at Hartenberg costs R275 per person and includes a wine tasting, the four course meal, and a glass of wine per course.
* The tasting starts at 12.30pm and will be followed by lunch. To book your seats call 021 886 4310, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.