Hartenberg Wine Estate ‘Warms’ Winter with its Soul Food

Hartenberg Wine Estate ‘Warms’ Winter with its Soul Food

Warm Up with Hearty Soul Food at Hartenberg Wine Estate


As winter slowly creeps through our window panes and settles in our bones, Hartenberg Wine Estate is guaranteed to keep away the chill with heart-warming soul food, a cosy fireplace and exceptional world-class wines.

The food offering at this family run estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, is lip smacking delicious, and the passion behind the food is guaranteed to warm the heart. The estate’s ethos is firmly rooted in a belief in the development of their employees, and each plate leaving the quaint farm kitchen pays homage not only to that philosophy but also one of its owners, the late Eleanor Finalyson. Well-known for her farm-style soups, this winter visitors will get the chance to sample these.  Her famous soups include the all-time-favourite Pea and smoked Ham Soup, a rich and healthy Chicken Soup, Potato and Leek soup (add some crispy bacon for a meaty feel), or a hearty Courgette Soup.  Each of the soups is served with freshly baked farm bread.


Hartenberg Winter Soup


If you prefer something slightly more substantial choose from a selection of other winter inspired options guaranteed to keep away the winter chills.  The Vintners Platter, perfect for sharing, includes Eleanor’s famous smoked Snoek pâté, locally sourced charcuterie and cheeses as well as crudités, pickles, olives and freshly baked bread.


Soul Food at Hartenberg

The Hartenberg Hamburger


Back by popular demand is the Hartenberg Hamburger, which comprises a juicy homemade meat patty topped with cheddar and bacon. Served on a bun with chunky French fries, this is a meat eater’s dream.  A Banting friendly option is also available.   The bun and fries are replaced with a Baby Marrow fritter and a seasonal side salad.  The winter roasted vegetable salad, comprising a selection of roasted seasonal vegetables topped with Parmesan shavings, is the perfect vegetarian option.



The Hartenberg Wine Estate Winter Menu


Complement your meal with one of the superb wines in the Hartenberg portfolio.  The estate’s robust reds, which include the award-winning The Stork Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot are the perfect partners to any winter dish. Or choose from the Eleanor Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling if you prefer a white wine option.

Note:  Pre-booking is essential. Lunch is served from Monday to Saturday, 12 pm to 3 pm.

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You may want to try this delicious Potato Salad with Smoked Snoek and Grilled Artichokes 

Author Info


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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