Category: Wine Farms

Hazendal Wine Estate

To call Hazendal a Wine Estate would be disingenuous. How does one encapsulate a 300 year old wine farm with a futuristic children’s edutaintment centre and a Russian tea garden thrown in? What if we add a Family MTB park, a Russian Art Gallery and an organic vegetable garden? I’m trying to avoid the cliche – something for everyone, (perhaps not the family hermit) but I have capitulated.

With four different venues serving meals, including Babushka picnics, and a wine lounge, the word satiated will pop up in your vocabulary. It is not only in the restaurants that you will encounter Russian flavours, but also in the estate’s Marvel Gallery which “offers audiences a window into the richness of Russian culture through its religious icons, paintings and historical ties to South Africa.”

This historic wine farm has had new life injected into it by Mike Hackner Architects, who have contributed distinctly modern buildings which mimic the scale and style of the existing structures, some of which are 300 years old.

Hazendal also ticks all the boxes for sustainability and social upliftment, with polices that see to the care of the earth and its people. A heads up to them for showing the way as well as choosing the best outdoor furniture!

Eagles’ Nest

Situated in Cape Town’s Constantia region, Eagles’ Nest is a Boutique Wine Farm originally part of Groot Constantia, established by Simon Simon van der Stel in the late 1600’s. Boasting some of the steepest vineyards in the Cape Winelands, ranging from 100m – 400m above sea level, these granite and clay slopes are planted with Shiraz, Merlot and Viognier to produce handcrafted wines. 

The proximity of the wine farm for Capetonians is an added boost and the views are quite unexpected for a city farm. Furthermore the only breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles (Black Eagles), in the Table Mountain National Park, nest on the property. A viewing platform has been created for nature enthusiasts. 

Visit Eagles’ Nest for to sample their award winning wines, accompanied by a selection of platters, served on hope garden furniture of course! In the Tasting room you will find our square bistro table with florence chairs and trestle benches. The square bistro table is a favourite with restaurants and wine farms as tables can be pushed together when required. The oiled finish was their preferred finish for wine and food spills. This finish is best for indoor or covered areas.