What are you and your crew up to for Christmas this year? If you’re feeling like a bit of an outing instead of the classic turkey-and-trifle at home, you are not alone! We’ve all been cooped up for a while, so it makes sense that the urge to explore is pretty strong at the moment.
This is why we are happy to announce that Hazendal Wine Estate will be wide open for all sorts of Christmas celebrations this year. Here are a few reasons why you should consider coming over to ours for Yuletide yums:
1. The Alfresco Babushka Christmas Lunch
Have you ever enjoyed a full-on, Russian-inspired Christmas lunch? No! Well, step right up because the Hazendal Wine Estate team has gone above and beyond to tailor a three-course festive feast for the books.
Think slow-braised lamb plov, Russian Solyanka-inspired seafood potjie, White Russian panna-cotta pavlova and more! Of course, vegetarian guests are also catered for in an equally delicious style. Take a look at the menu here.
Best of all, the price per person includes a welcome drink, entertainment and a play session for the little ones at Wonderdal. Not to mention live music while you enjoy your meal, of course!
TOP TIP: Bookings are filling up fast for our all Christmas-day offerings, so remember to book ASAP by calling (021) 205 5620 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 🎄
2. Babushka Christmas Picnics!
Alternatively, if you're feeling like something a little more low-key and relaxed, you also have the option of enjoying a festive spread on the lawn with the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair.
Our team will present you with lovely Christmas picnic wicker baskets filled with local fresh delicacies for you and your loved ones to enjoy, and the little ones also get to have a fun time at Wonderdal and the live music on the Werf is yours to enjoy as well.
3. The Glasshouse Christmas luncheon
The Christmas luncheon at The Glasshouse is going to be something extra special for wine and food aficionados, this experience will tick all of your must-have boxes, for sure.
This sophisticated six-course culinary experience comes part and parcel is enjoyed in a striking venue that brings the outside inside.
Please note that this Christmas experience is available for guests under 12.
4. Effortless planning
No matter how much you love entertaining, it’s got to be said that hosting an entire family or group of friends for Christmas can be a bit of a mission. There is the menu to consider, decorations to think of, table layouts to plan, etc. Not to mention the complexity of organising who’s responsible for bringing which sides.
Oh, and the budget of course! Will you do all the shopping and then split the bill between the festive attendees? Or will they contribute beforehand? Or will everyone do their own shopping themselves and then drop it at yours?
See? Hassles. It’s been a year - why don’t you give yourself some room to simply breathe and be these holidays? Let us take care of the logistics; our team is already on it!
5. Zero clean-up
Magies vol, ogies toe! If you choose to spend Christmas at Hazendal, you can take a leisurely drive back home and sink into the sofa or go for a full-on afternoon nap, without having to give a second thought to clearing up after the feast. We believe this to be one of the most important benefits of spending the day this way, TBH.
6. Last-minute gifts? Sorted!
Listen, we all know we have to get our Christmas gifts sorted as early as possible to dodge that mad mall dash the week before the holiday. But, you know, life happens and before you know it you’re about to meet up with the fam and you’re still minus a gift for your Secret Santa recipient.
Happily, our deli offers a lovely selection of homeware, pretty treats and wine that make for excellent gifting. Of course, you don’t have to wait until the last second to pick up some gifts here (we’re fully stocked already!), but it’s always nice to know there’s a safety net just in case…
These are just a few of the reasons why spending Christmas at Hazendal Wine Estate is a wonderful idea this festive season. Keep an eye on our What’s On page for more info on all the exciting things cooking at the estate. We cannot wait to welcome you!