Idyl­lic spot to pic­nic in style

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODDRINKING -

ser­vancy, this long- es­tab­lished en­ter­prise is a must on the itin­er­ar­ies of those who love su­perb shiraz, but is also renowned for win­ning chardon­nay, fine Ries­ling and a range of other cul­ti­vars.

The cel­lar of­fers a pair­ing of five top wines with com­ple­men­tary morsels for R100. Those who pre­fer to lunch at ta­bles on the ter­race can choose from the black­board menu which changes daily, but in­cludes Ka­roo lamb chops and salmon trout salad. Pic­nick­ers can sit at ta­bles un­der the trees or on the lawn ex­plor­ing bas­kets filled with de­lec­ta­ble fare us­ing lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents, free-range eggs and poul­try and home-baked bread.

The cost of R150 a head in­cludes a bot­tle of es­tate wine. Chil­dren un­der 12 are catered for with their own pic­nic menu and play area.

Visi­tors can play boules, stroll through wet­lands and take in a lit­tle bird-watch­ing be­fore leav­ing. To book, con­tact 021 865 2541 or e-mail info@harten­berges­

To cel­e­brate the fes­tive sea­son, TGW and Harten­berg have prizes await­ing Weekend Ar­gus win­ners, each worth about R2 000. Two read­ers will each win a pic­nic for four and a 12-bot­tle case of Harten­berg wine. (Prizes to be taken up be­fore the end of sum­mer.) To be in line to win, e-mail pippa@smart­commu- nica­ by close of busi­ness on Tues­day. In­clude your full name and a day­time con­tact num­ber. Usual com­pe­ti­tion rules ap­ply.

HARTEN­BERG HOS­PI­TAL­ITY: Set­tle un­der tall trees for a move­able feast this sum­mer, at Harten­berg wine es­tate in the Bot­te­lary Hills out­side Stel­len­bosch.

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