Located to the north of Stellenbosch in a free-draining valley of the influential Bottelary Hills, Hartenberg Estate is at the forefront of the new era of South African winemaking. It was in 1986 that the then new owners realised its potential. So began a process of change that has resulted in the Estate producing some of the most distinctive and sought after wines that the premium Stellenbosch wine-growing region has to offer.
The farm has accumulated many significant awards, among these being the best Merlot in the world (International Wine and Spirits Competition 2008) and third best Shiraz (Syrah du Monde 2008) as well as top ratings from Wine Spectator. Jancis Robinson and the John Platter Wine Guide, to mention just a few.
As a member of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative in South Africa the natural wetland will be maintained for generations into the future. Many animal and bird species can be seen here
including the Arum Lily Frog and several breeding pairs of the Spotted Eagle Owl. Visitors to the Estate may even be able to enjoy the cry of the African Fish Eagle while enjoying a lazy lunch in the gardens around the cellar complex.
The Hartenberg vision, though extremely ambitious, remains simple: to do whatever it takes to produce wines of outstanding quality by anybody’s standards. To create only what wino’s call “the good stuff”.
- Winemaker: Carl Schultz
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
- Public Holidays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Religious Holidays: Closed
Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.
Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.