Bottelary Hills end the year with a bang and a Pop-Up Lunch!
Last in the series of Winemakers Lunches by chef George Jardine, this one’s held at Mooiplaas on Sunday 19 November. (Tickets sell like hot cakes, so you’d better get a move on.)
A local affair dreamed up by winemakers of the Bottelary Hills region, these wildly popular events showcase their champion regional wines with Scottish-born Jardine’s gutsy cooking. Hint: it’s a highlight for your dining diary.
Venue: Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve on Sunday, 19 November.
This is the last of 2017’s Winemakers Lunch series. (More next year, so watch the presses!)
The menu is simple heritage country cooking – expect traditional accents with modern twists and superb local, regional and seasonal ingredients.
A meal, in short, not to be missed. I went to the first one earlier this year and still recall every perfect mouthful!
Chef George promises a bit of an ‘early Christmas surprise’ on the menu, celebrating the history, roots and abundance of the region.
Each dish is paired with slow-crafted wines unique to the area. Added bonus is winemakers or owners in attendance on the day, to share their love and passion for their craft.
Mooiplaas is very mooi; its dreamy scenery equal to the elegance of its wines. Here is a farm built on heritage and centuries’ of nurturing the land.
Mooiplaas wines are joined by Kaapzicht, Hartenberg, Hazendal and Villiera on the day, to show off and share their finest cellar gems. All will be available for purchase too.
“Bottelary Hills, one of five sub-routes of South Africa’s famous wine capital, is home to some of the oldest wine farms in the country and many of them have been nurtured over generations by the same families. As a result, they have an incomparable understanding of the terroir, which shows in the wines the region produces,” adds Elmarie Rabie of Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
Tickets to the Bottelary Hills Pop-Up Lunch are R550 pp. This includes a pre-lunch wine tasting, the three-course feast and generous pours of estate wines paired with each course.
Each guest also gets a bottle Bottelary Hills wine to enjoy at home too.
Booking is essential as seating is limited. To make a reservation www.wineroute.co.za or contact (021) 886 8275.