THERE’S something special about a picnic in the winelands; whether relaxing on the lawn, in woodlands, alongside a lake or farm stream, enveloped by rural beauty. With fine wine to savour and country fare to linger over, the occasion produces a sense of well-being difficult to duplicate in the city.
The number of wineries adding picnics to their attractions is growing steadily, while some have established enviable reputations for serving delectable al fresco meals for years. One of the best is Hartenberg, whose reputation for fresh quality fare and renowned wines is only surpassed by the warmth of their hospitality.
Hartenberg invites visitors to experience every aspect of the estate, daily until Easter. Set in the Bottelary Hills outside Stellenbosch and part of their Renosterveld Con-