Hartenberg Estate

Bottelary Hills, Stellenbosch

We are a picturesque family-owned wine estate with a Cape First Growth Classification, situated on the Bottelary Hills, Stellenbosch. Our philosophy is to produce soft, rich, yet elegant wines that all have the ability to age and retain brightness of fruit – wines that are timeless, classic and fresh.  This is achieved through combining decades of in-depth knowledge of our terroir with constant innovation and attention to detail.

Hartenberg’s holistic approach encompasses all aspects of the farm, including everyone who lives and works here. The Mackenzie family, owners of the estate since 1986, strive continuously to safeguard Hartenberg and their philosophy to “leave Hartenberg in a better condition than when we started”.

We are passionate about farming regeneratively and our Estate is home to an abundance of indigenous plants and wildlife, including over 75 recorded bird species, duikers, steenbok and mongooses. All of our wines are vegan friendly too.

Our wines are produced, bottled and packaged on the estate and our underground cellar, the largest privately owner cellar in South Africa, affords us the perfect environment to age our wines for a few years before their release.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

A sublimely expressive wine that shows promise to deliver even more with ageing. Vibrant black cherry and blackcurrant on the nose underpinned by aromas of fynbos and tobacco. Just-ripe, juicy dark fruit is present on entry as well, showcasing an elegant and plush palate. Fine-grained, dry tannins prompt a lingering savoury and earthy finish.
2019
Vintage 94 points Tim Atkin
4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2018
Vintage 93 points Tim Atkin
4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2017
Vintage 92 points Tim Atkin
4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2016
Vintage 92 points Tim Atkin
4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2015
Vintage 4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
90 points Tim Atkin
2013
Vintage 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2012
Vintage 89 Points Tim Atkin
4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2011
Vintage 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2010
Vintage Decanter Gold Medal & Int. Trophy for best
Bordeaux varietal
Gold Medal Veritas (2013)
2009
Vintage 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
Gold Medal Veritas (2011)
90 Points Robert Parker
2008
Vintage 4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

The Mackenzie 2017

Vibrant red fruit aromatics on the nose with touches of tobacco and cassis. A note of forest floor lifts from the glass. The palate is elegant, plush and velvety all at once with flavours of plums and cherries underpinned by an earthy tone. Drink now or age – The Mackenzie 2017 falls right on the cusp of drinkability and promises to deliver even more with ageing.
2018
94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
Finalist in 2021 Diners Club Winemaker of
the year
2017
95 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
5 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2016
94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2015
94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2014
94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2013
94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2012
Decanter 2015 Gold Medal
94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
2011
94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
5 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

The Stork 2018

The Stork shows a vivid and expressive bouquet of ripe, dark berries, perfumed spice and peppercorns. The palate is elegant and smokey in tone with flavours of ripe mulberries and spice. Fine, dry tannins with an intense, lingering finish.
2018 Vintage
95 points Tim Atkin
4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
IWSC 2020 Silver Outstanding

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