"Home of the Worlds Best Shiraz"
As luck would have it, Shiraz grapes love poor, gravelly soil - just the kind of soil Hartenberg has in abundance on parts of the farm. The kind you need to produce world-beating Shiraz.
Peppery spices, cassis and fruit cake combines well with Karoo shrub notes and perfumed violet notes on the nose.
The palate shows rich, red fruit, soft melded tannins and a savoury, succulent finish.
On the slopes of Bottelary Hills bordering Stellenbosch, is a family estate where nature provides the perfect backdrop to grow, produce and share award-winning wines. Summer at Hartenberg brings picnics on the lawns followed by buoyant games of boule. Winter invites you to intimate fireside lunches and sumptuous reds, smoky charcuterie and olives, and sensorial cellar tours. Our Wetland Conservation Area, alongside the vineyards, makes for a beautiful setting for walks and shared family fun.
We are passionate about preserving our natural wealth as evidenced by our sustainable farming practices and conservation programs. We are proud members of Biodiversity and Wine (BWI) and Integrated Production of Wine (IPW), and the estate is home to plentiful wildlife and over 120 species of birds – inspiring us to combine the best of nature with fine wine. Our stated intention is for a pristine environment where nature thrives.
This was another excellent vintage for the growing of red wines in Stellenbosch, with hot, dry weather resulting in small and concentrated berries. Grapes were hand-picked and, after crushing, only 20% of the juice was drawn off for use in this wine. This juice was cold-soaked overnight, then two Rhone-sourced yeasts were inoculated. The oak component was made up of 100% French.
Once again, Nature has smiled upon us because the very same vineyards on Hartenberg with the perfect soils for Shiraz, also have the perfect weather for it.
All we have to do to make our award-winning Shiraz is harness what we already have, and stick it in a bottle. To be absolutely honest, it would be more difficult for us to produce a poor Shiraz on Hartenberg than a good one.
2016 VIntage. Gold medal 2019 Syrah Du Monde
2016 Vintage 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2015 Vintage Tim Atkin 92 points, 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2014 Vintage IWSC 2017 Silver Outstanding
2014 Vintage Tim Atkin 90 points
2013 Vintage Gold Outstanding at the IWSC awards
2013 Vintage 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2012 Vintage Tim Atkin 91 points
2011 Vintage Tim Atkin 91 points
|Cultivar||42% Cabernet Sauvignon & 38% Shiraz
14% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.5 units|
|Cellaring Potential||Up to 10 years from vintage|
|Features||Vegetarian & Vegan approved|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|
Pizza with all its various toppings (but not too much chilli), all traditionally prepared meat dishes (i.e. stews and grills), grilled or roasted game fish (ideally without a lemon based sauce) or for pudding. Pears in red wine will find a partner with this versatile wine.
|Origin||WO Western Cape|