The rejuvenated Hazendal Wine Estate, which was reinvented as a multi-faceted destination, offers a unique experience that sets it apart from the crowd: the Pivnushka Beer Garden, a laidback Russian-style tavern where friends and family can relax and enjoy a selection of local craft beers, ciders, cocktails, wine and a bar menu with a distinctly Russian flavour. And if you have children with you, they will be happily entertained at the estate’s magnificent edutainment centre, Wonderdal.
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The Pivnushka Beer Garden is situated in Hazendal’s revamped Kraal, a historical location dating back to 1780, when it was used as a shelter for oxen. Now it offers a relaxed outdoor dining venue against the beautiful backdrop of Simonsberg and the Bottelary Hills in the Stellenbosch Winelands.
Much like Hazendal’s other notable attractions, such as the Russian Tea Garden and Babushka Deli, the Pivnushka Beer Garden captures an authentic Russian atmosphere: a pivnushka is the Russian equivalent of an English tavern. In addition to the finest local craft beers and ciders, Hazendal’s own wines are on offer, as well as a host of spirits and virgin cocktails.
The menu offers hearty pub fare, with a unique combination of Russian, South African and German influences. Expect fire-cooked dishes like the pork shashlik (pork kebabs with sweet mustard emulsion, cabbage slaw and flatbread with fire roasted baby potatoes), seafood plov (a fragrant rice dish with sustainable seafood cooked in a cream-based beer sauce with fire-grilled Babushka artisan bread) and barbequed lamb with pickled waterblommetjies, feta cheese and flatbread with fire-roasted baby potatoes, among other delicious dishes. There’s also a selection of bar snacks, salads and light meals.
Booking is recommended at the Pivnushka Beer Garden. You can reserve your spot by contacting Hazendal at the details below.
A premier winelands destination
With so much to offer for everyone, Hazendal Wine Estate stands out among the many attractions in the Stellenbosch area, bringing its unique blend of South African and Russian heritage to the lush, natural beauty of the Cape Winelands.