Hazendal’s sensory food and wine pairing experience

Enjoy an exclusive journey into the wines of Hazendal, with a cellar tour and tutored wine-pairing experience in our elegant subterranean Wine Library.


Where it all begins

The Wine Library experience begins with a glass of Méthode Cap Classique in the Wine Lounge, before our wine ambassadors lead guests on a tour through our state-of-the-art wine cellar. Then, step into the Wine Library for a tutored tasting of Hazendal’s current releases.  Along the way, guests will learn more about the unique terroir of the Bottelary Hills and the rich winemaking heritage of the estate, as well as the remarkable rejuvenation currently underway in our vineyards under winemaker and viticulturist Clarise Sciocatti-Langeveldt.

Culinary delight

Each wine is paired with a flavour-packed micro-plate, reflective of Executive Chef Michélle Theron’s inventive cooking style and showcasing her contemporary flair that is evident across the estate’s culinary offerings. Each serving arrives enclosed in its own capsule, forming a striking ceramic and glass tower. Crafted by a local artist especially for Hazendal, the tower is reminiscent of Russia’s traditional nesting Babushka dolls. When one serving is opened and enjoyed, the next bite is revealed as guests move through the pairing. Expect to be charmed by seasonal menus and interactive elegance.


The Wine Library experience lasts for approximately two hours. A maximum of 14 guests can be accommodated at a time, and prior reservation is essential.

The complete experience, including welcome drink, guided tour, wine tasting and pairing portions, costs R680 per person.

The experience is available from Tuesday to Sunday at 12:30.

Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance by contacting [email protected]



Private Functions

Looking to host a memorable celebration, fun-filled family get-together or innovative corporate away-day? The Wine Library experience can be booked on an exclusive-use basis, tailored to suit your schedule. Whether reserved as a stand-alone event, or in conjunction with our extensive events and accommodation offerings, the sophisticated Wine Library experience offers a memorable group experience in the Western Cape winelands.