Hazendal Wine Estate: A Winter Dining Experience with Glorious Views

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Hazendal Wine Estate

Located in the heart of Stellenbosch’s wine country, Hazendal Wine Estate is a luxurious escape that brings together the best Eastern European and South African heritage. With its charming Babushka Deli stocked with artisanal products, fascinating The Kraal beer garden, and unique culinary experiences, Hazendal is a feast for the senses.

Designer Dining at The Glasshouse

Topping the menu of culinary pleasures is The Glasshouse, a contemporary dining space that embraces its lush surroundings and ramps them up to the next level. Inspired by the glasshouses in some of the world’s most loved botanical gardens, The Glasshouse is a nod to Hazendal’s commitment to honor the past – albeit with a thoroughly modern twist.

From now until end-August 2022, The Glasshouse will open its doors to the public for elegant weekend lunches. Executive chef Michélle Theron has crafted a concise but delectable à la carte menu of seasonal country cuisine with a fine-dining spin. Starters include a smoked duck, shiitake, kombu broth, curried mussel, and potato terrine. Mains elevate the classics with roast-chicken roulade, Karoo lamb steak or slow-roasted beef shin served with a parsnip and pear tart. Must-do desserts include a Fabergé egg-inspired chocolate rum delight and a baked apple Sharlotka (sponge cake) with thyme ice cream. Hazendal also offers a selection of wines, cocktails, and other drinks to accompany your meal.

A Winter Wonderland at Hazendal Wine Estate

The Glasshouse is like dining alfresco but with the coziness of being sheltered from the elements. Whether it’s a blustery day, rainy, or just chilly, the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls showcase the estate’s stunning winter landscape. Diners will feel transported to a winter wonderland while indulging in Hazendal’s culinary delights.

Reviews

Visitors to Hazendal Wine Estate have raved about the experience, with some calling it a “wonderful Russian tea ceremony,” while others have praised the “outstanding” service. The staff has been described as “friendly and helpful,” and the food has been called “incredible.” However, some visitors have had less positive experiences, with one reviewer complaining about being turned away from food due to a water issue and another making an official complaint against a staff member for rude behaviour.

Details for Hazendal Wine Estate

Address: Hazendal Wine Estate, Ronelle Street (via Kruis Street), off Bottelary Road (M23), Stellenbosch

Opening Hours: Saturday + Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm

Contact: 021 205 5620, bookings@hazendal.co.za

Category: Winery, Art gallery, Beer garden, Conference center, Deli, Restaurant, Tea house, Wedding venue

Additional Features: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Bar onsite, Delivery

Important Highlights: Kids, Deli, Picnic, Waiter, Beer garden, Lawn, Entertainment, Functions, Art Gallery, Ceremony.

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