As I’m sure you’re well aware, I *love* wine. I’ve spent the past few years tasting my way through some of South Africa’s famous wine producing regions and learning about varietals and flavour profiles as I go.
Having said this, I’m still just as much of a sucker for a great bottle and label design as anyone else. Standing in front of a few hundred bottles, it’s the most eye-catching labels that capture even the most well-intentioned enthusiast’s attention.
That’s why when I saw the design and heard the story behind Hazendal’s new range of Christoffel Hazenwinkel wines, I was pretty much sold.
Hazendal is a historic Wine Estate in beautiful Stellenbosch. Their new concept range of wines celebrates the rich history of the Hazendal farm and pays tribute to Christoffel Hazenwinkel, the first owner of Hazendal.
Christoffel Hazenwinkel Wines
In 1699 he was granted 60 hectares of land by Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel and he named the farm Hazendal (the valley of the hares). The farm was originally a cattle and grain farm, and was turned later into wine farm.
Who is Christoffel Hazenwinkel?
Christoffel Hazenwinkel is a mysterious and dapper humanimal. He loves food, wine, arts & culture and living the good life.
The range consists of a Red Blend, a White Blend and a Rosé. It’s easy drinking, high quality, Stellenbosch wine, wrapped in a stunning bottle. It’s meant to be shared – around the table when you’re having friends over for dinner, over long conversations at a book club, it’s the perfect gift or simply to be enjoyed as a welcome end to a long day.
The range is officially launching at La Parada on Bree Street in Cape Town on Thursday the 6th of April. It’s First Thursdays, so the streets will be packed and there will be loads of good vibes. There will also be bottles of Christoffel Hazenwinkel Wines to taste and win.
All you have to do is come round and meet Christoffel , and he’ll welcome you with open arms and a glass of something delicious. There will be a competition running where you could win a case of wine by uploading a picture of yourself living the good life with Christoffel and tagging #FabulousHaas on social media.