Wine tasting in Stellenbosch

Welmoed wines

Yesterday we took some friends winetasting and to lunch in Stellenbosch. We started off at Welmoed, an old favourite of ours. I love visiting this farm because they have a great selection of wines at great prices, and because the staff are always helpful and friendly. I have only had good experiences there, and I almost always have some of their wine in my fridge.

Hartenberg picnics

Then we went to Hartenberg for lunch. They also have some wonderful wines and a great tasting room (you actually sit down at tables and the staff come around and describe the wines and let you taste them). But Hartenberg wines are clearly of a different quality (and at over double the price of Welmoed wines) clearly in a different price range.

Hartenberg make a lovely picnic lunch which includes breads, cold meat, chicken, cheeses and dessert for R120 per person. You can sit outside the tasting room, or at one of the many tables scattered around the gardens. I have had a few picnics at Hartenberg and it is also a lovely experience.

A very civilised way to spend a Saturday.


  1. Les said:

    The wine lands of the Western Cape is really beautiful. Always a treat to visit a farm and do wine tasting, especially for us Gautengers.

    January 11, 2011
  2. David said:

    Craig, your picture of Hartenberg brings back great memories of my time in the Cape enjoying picnics on the wine farms. We used to visit Boschendal as part of our wine excursions for thier lunch.

    January 11, 2011
  3. Craig said:

    Yes, Boschendal do a great picnic as well. It is great in the Cape (Div D!)

    January 11, 2011

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