The sun may be setting a little later but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the cooler weather. Hazendal Wine Estate is bursting with a range of incredible activities to get up to, here are a just a few:
Teatime with a twist
The arrival of winter is a wonderful time in the winelands, and these cooler days offer the perfect opportunity to experience the elegant Tea Room at Hazendal. With graceful ceiling frescoes and views into their working wine cellar, Avant-Garde offers the perfect locale to enjoy the Hazendal Tea Experience. You’ll discover the rich history of tea and savour their imported blend of loose-leaf tea accompanied by servings of delectable sweet and savoury treats.
What’s more, all bookings in May and June enjoy 15% off their regular price, meaning you’ll only pay R335 per person (R216 for children under-12).
The Hazendal Tea Experience is available Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 (last booking at 15:00).
Bookings (24hrs in advance) are essential, with a 50% deposit required.
May-rimba vibes at the Hazendal Jazz Club
Fresh from his tour of the Indian Ocean islands with Jozéfinn Austral View, acclaimed composer and performer Bongani Sotshononda brings his ‘United Nations Of Africa’ to the Hazendal Jazz Club on 25 May.
Renowned for his talent in both the chromatic marimba and vibraphone, Sotshononda has wowed audiences here and abroad, performing with the likes of Morris Goldberg, Dave Reynolds, McCoy Mrubatha and the Brubeck Brothers. At Hazendal he’ll be joined on stage by William Haubrich (trombone and trumpet), Lonwabo Diba Mafani (piano), Stephen de Souza (double bass) and Tefo Mahola (drums).
Book your tickets for a night of fine wine, wonderful food and enthralling music.
A pressing matter
While the grapes are happily settled in the cellar, in Hazendal’s extensive olive groves the annual harvest is still in full swing!
Their olive groves are planted with three different varieties – Mission, Frantoio and Leccino – which are harvested for pressing into the delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil available for purchase in the Babushka Deli. The oil is a blend of all three varieties, with each contributing its own unique character to the final blend.
Aside from the wonderfully fragrant oil, the olive pulp left behind after pressing is left to dry and then returned to the groves as compost, feeding the next year’s harvest. It’s all part of their ongoing focus on sustainability and putting the planet first.
A Playdate For My Parents
Any parent knows that when the kids are happy the adults are happy. And that’s especially true at Wonderdal, where kids can now book a ‘Playdate For My Parents’.
While youngsters soak up the educational fun in this magical world, adults can enjoy some quality time together. And for all bookings during the month of May they’ll offer 20% off a wine tasting for two, to enjoy a selection of any six Hazendal wines in our Wine Lounge.