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Enjoy a ‘Pop Up’ lunch at Bottelary Hills Wine Route

Bertus prepping a whole pork on the spit

There is nothing better than a slow-cooked Sunday lunch to finish off a long week, and on the 14 August Bottelary Hills Wine Route is giving us just that!

About the ‘Pop Up’ Lunch

Celebrity chef Bertus Basson will be paying homage to all things pork. Think smoked, seared and sizzling, as Basson will be hauling out his custom-built, wood-fuelled spit braais to cook guests a pork-inspired three course lunch that you will never forget.

This ‘Pig Out’ three-course lunch will be the second in a series of three ‘all-fired-up’ Pop Up Lunches, all that are being hosted by the wonderful wine folk of the Bottelary Hills region in collaboration with Bertus.

In addition to great food, the elaborate lunch will be complimented by a number of esteemed wines made by the winemakers of the prime wine growing pocket located northwest of Stellenbosch.

Each one of the lunches will happen at a different wine estate dotted along the sub wine route, and each one will feature a different meat.

A platter board filled with food for lunch

“We recently had spits build and I firmly believe that spits should be done with real wood and charcoal and none of that gas nonsense,” adds Bertus who is famed for the phenomenal success of one of Stellenbosch’s finest Winelands restaurants, Overture, and is a seasoned judge on the Ultimate Braai Master TV show.

Before guests tuck in, there will be an opportunity for the adults to enjoy some of the Bottelary Hills wines while in the company of their makers. This gives guests the opportunity to find a bottle of something they enjoy, ask questions and order and purchase wine on the day.

Where will it be held?

Groenland Wine Estate is hosting the second ‘Pop Up’ lunch, and friends and families are encouraged to spend their Sunday at the laidback wine estate eating a delicious feast and helping themselves to the big platters that will be available on the tables.

You will find the Bottelary Hills Wine Route nestle along the R304 and M23. Here, a number of the farms have been family-owned for generations, and guests will certainly feel the rich sense of history, commitment and family, as it will shine through in both the selection of wines and the warm and welcoming atmosphere.

A man having his wine glass filled

Additionally, the region is home to some of the oldest wine farms in the country, some of which include Beyerskloof, Goede Hoop, Groenland, Hartenberg, Mooiplaas and Villiera.

Groenland Wine Estate, pride of the Steenkamp Family, is situated on the M23 Bottelary Road off the R304 to Stellenbosch. For more information on this estate visit

Additional Information

The pork-inspired Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunch at Groenland Estate on 14 August will start at 12h30 and costs R350 per person, which includes the wine tasting, the three course meal, and a glass of wine per course.

Pre-bookings are essential as seating is limited. Book your seats on or Tel: (021) 886 8275 or

For those interested in the third and final Bottelary Hills Wine Route Pop Up Lunch for 2016, it will take place at Kaapzicht Estate on 4 December where fresh fish on the coals will steal the show!

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