Discover fine country food and slow-crafted wine at this year’s trio of Pop Up’s with Bottelary Hills
3 Course Lunch costs R550 per person and includes a wine tasting prior to lunch, wine paired with each course.Also, each guest will also get a bottle Bottelary Hills wine to take home.
For the Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches 2017, Jardine will present his signature foodie pizzazz at:
- Hartenberg Wine Estate on 28 May;
- Kaapzicht Wine Estate on 27 August;
- Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve on 19 November.
At the same time, guests will have the chance to socialise with the winemakers or owners themselves.
The theme of the menu and events will serve to highlight the deep historical roots of the region and farms of Bottelary Hills.
Known for producing champion wines, Bottelary Hills is one of five sub-routes in the Stellenbosch wine region and is situated to the northwest of South Africa’s famous wine capital.
“Bottelary Hills is home to some of the oldest wine farms in the country and many of them have been nurtured over generations by the same families. As a result, they have an incomparable understanding of the terroir, which shows in the wines the region produces,”
says Stellenbosch Wine Routes manager Elmarie Rabe.
“Then pairing these wines with the cooking of one of South Africa’s most acclaimed chefs is an opportunity no epicurean dare miss.”
28 May || Hartenberg Estate
For the lunch at Hartenberg Estate on 28 May, guests will get insight to heritage stretching back to 1692. Hartenberg lies in a valley on the free-draining, north-eastern slopes of the Bottelary Hills where its vineyards were planted to take most advantage of either morning or afternoon sun.
There is a difference in altitude of some 250m between the vineyards, providing sought-after diversity to its portfolio.
At the hand of renowned cellar master Carl Schultz, the estate has become known especially for is outstanding Shiraz wine.
27 August || Kaapzicht Wine Estate
On 27 August, it’s the turn of Kaapzicht Wine Estate. The name is derived from Dutch and refers to the sweeping views of hills and Table Mountain the estate enjoys.
The Steytler family has farmed the 190ha property since 1946 and specialises predominantly in red cultivars.
Kaapzicht’s unirrigated vineyards thrive in ancient, weathered granite soils and are cooled by breezes from the Atlantic Ocean just 30km away – ideal conditions that produce full bodied, fruity and award-winning wines.
19 November || Mooiplaas
The final Pop Up Lunch on 19 November features Mooiplaas which has a reputation for spectacular scenery almost equal to the elegance of its wines.
Here too, is a farm built on heritage, care for the land and topographical contrast that results in diverse micro-climates. Cape Granite is the foundation material of the soils on the estate, which comprises some 100ha of vineyard and 70ha reserved for its nature reserve.