Hartenberg Wine Estate will be hosting this year’s Alchemy Best Home Cooked Burger Competition on Heritage Day, September 24.
Six finalists will battle it out on the day to impress with their best burgers and the winning burger will be featured on Hartenberg’s Taste at Hartenberg menu for the year.
This year’s judging panel includes well-known foodie and blogger, Dax Villanuevea (Relax With Dax); foodie, blogger and food stylist, Sam Linsell (Drizzle & Dip) and internationally acclaimed Mount Nelson executive chef, Rudi Liebenberg.
The panel is completed by two of Hartenberg’s kitchen cooks, Marilize Geduldt and Fumbatha Mehlo, who are responsible for adding that extra dash of passion Hartenberg’s food has become popular for.
Hartenberg’s very own mouth-watering, signature grass-fed Waygu beef burger will also be available, perfectly paired with the Alchemy SMG.
The Alchemy range - which is ideal for any occasion - consists of the Alchemy Chenin Blanc Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Alchemy Syrah Mourvedre Grenache (SMG), Alchemy Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc and the Alchemy Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon.
The versatility of this range allows the winemaking team to experiment with blends as they select only the best and rarest pockets of vineyards with which to work their magic.
The SMG 2013 was awarded gold at the inuagural Sommeliers Selection competition, which is unique to the industry in that the wines are tasted and judged only by members of the Sommeliers Association of South Africa.
Adding to the growing list of medals, the Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc 2013 each received Gold at this year’s Gold Wine Awards.
One of the stipulations for this competition is that the wines have to be R80 including VAT or less, and easily accessible to the South African consumer at that price.
Tickets cost R150 per person and include entry, two burgers as well as two glasses of Alchemy wines of your choice. The fun starts at 11am and visitors can look forward to the cook off, live music as well as a wine tasting.
Tickets are limited and can be purchased by contacting Hartenberg on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 865 2541.
The Alchemy range is available from most Tops! @ Spar, Makro and Ultra Liquor outlets nationwide.