Stretched across the Bottelary Hills in the Stellenbosch winelands, just 30 minutes from Cape Town, Hazendal wine estate is a world-class destination offering culture, cuisine, adventure and entertainment for the entire family. Unique amongst Cape winelands estates, Hazendal celebrates both its Russian owners and rich South African heritage. This proud synergy of culture, cuisine and tradition is the golden thread that binds together the myriad attractions that Hazendal today has to offer.
The best place to delve into culture through cuisine is in the Russian Tea Ceremony that celebrates the central role of tea in Russian culture, while also introducing guests to traditional Russian pastries and savoury snacks in an unparalleled opulent experience. From the welcoming, Babushka Deli that serves easy all-day dining inspired by fresh local ingredients alongside freshly baked cakes and pastries to the relaxed, al-fresco, Pivnushka Beer garden, all venues boast indulgent fare with a welcome twist- and kiddie menus to boot! Remember to also look out for the ever popular picnics served on the Estate’s expansive lawns Naturally, the estate’s wines take centre-stage in the opulent, yet welcoming, Wine Lounge, where a number of wine tasting options are available, all celebrating the minimalist cellar intervention applied to deliver wines that allow the Bottelary terroir to shine in every bottle.
Breath-taking venues also abound, whether for large break aways in the Grand Hall or intimate celebrations in the brand-new Glasshouse conservatory style space that borders the renovated Hazendal Homestead- the private guest house ideal for travellers looking for the ultimate in privacy and luxury. With a brand new 18 Hole Par-3 Golf Course due to open in 2021 and the kiddie haven of edutainment that is Wonderdal, Hazendal Estate truly offers a perfect destination for every journey.
Tasting Room Details & Offerings
Hazendal was one of the first farms to produce wine in the region, so it is fitting that our premium Wine Tasting Lounge is located in the estate’s original cellar. While the cellar dates back to 1870, this space has been completely reimagined and is blending traditional and contemporary design to create the perfect environment for swirling, tasting and talking wine.
We offer our Christoffel Hazenwinkel range as well as Hazendal Estate range for tasting as well as our 23.5 MCC Blanc de Blanc and Blanc de Noir
A selection of any 3 wines R 65
3 Christoffel Hazenwinkel and 3 Estate wines R 95
A selection of any 6 wines R 130
Shiraz / Syrah
The Hazendal vineyards are relatively small (producing 120-tons) and give rise to premium quality, niche wines. Hazendal’s winemaker and viticulturist, Clarise Sciocatti-Langeveldt, believes that more work should happen in the vineyard than in the cellar. She deliberately does not overwork the wines in order to preserve the flavour and keep the wines as elegant as possible. During harvest, the grapes are cooled down, de-stemmed, crushed and then fermented. Oak contact is kept to a low- to medium-toast and is merely there to introduce freshness.
Hazendal is a one-of-a kind winelands destination offering culinary experiences and cultural discoveries.
Our Homestead has been sensitively restored into a luxurious exclusive-use guesthouse with thoughtfully curated period furniture and art pieces. It offers an intimate, opulent winelands home away from home.