Head out to Groote Post on Sunday 25 November for a day of family fun and relaxation at their idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling.
At the Market you will be spoilt for choice with 60 stalls showcasing beautiful and delectable country offerings: various arts, crafts, homeware and décor; gourmet eats galore; craft beer and cider; and not to forget Groote Post’s popular wines. Local is always lekker at Groote Post, with a divine selection of Darling gourmet produceincluding: Weskus Worswa, Darling Honey, Darling Olives, Darling Brew and more.
After browsing through the market, relax on the beautiful lawns under the trees tucking into delicious eats from the market and enjoying the music and entertainment provided by Chris Rain, an accomplished musician, with a large repertoire, who switches seamlessly between pop, folk and blues.
The little ones, as always, will be busy with a wide variety of kiddies’ activities: tractor trips, guided horse rides and, of course, the popular playground.
The Three Market Lucky Draws will take place at 12h30, 13h30 and 14h30, the winners each receiving a hamper with products from the market and Groote Post wine, but you must be present at the draw to win.
Groote Post’s award-winning restaurant, Hilda’s Kitchen, will be open as usual, but please note that booking is essential.
Although pets are welcome– all dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Entry to the Groote Post Country Market is free of charge.
- Groote Post Country Market opening hours
10h00 to 15h00
- Groote Post Country Market dates for the rest of the year
16thDecember (Christmas Market).
Groote Post Estate: Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the historic Groote Post farm, owned by the Pentz family and situated in the Darling Hills,presents a rustic and rural atmosphere with undulating hills, vast open spaces and warm country hospitality. In addition to a wide range of award-winning wines, Hilda’s Kitchen’s superb culinary experience and Farm Drives through the private game camp and vineyards, Groote Post also offers spectacular views of the Atlantic coast and Table Mountain, nature walks, bird-watching in the hide on the dam and spectacular West Coast flowers in spring.
Directions: Follow the R27, the West Coast Road towards Langebaan. Turn right onto the Darling Hills Road opposite Grotto Bay turnoff. After 10 km, turn right to the Groote Post cellar. Alternatively, take the R307 out of Darling towards Cape Town and turn off at the Darling Hills Road. After 7 km turn left to the Groote Post Cellar.
Distance from Cape Town: 60km
Groote Post Vineyards: Darling Hills Road, off the R27, Darling
Cellar, Restaurant, Tastings & Sales, open-air kids play area, self-guided walking trail, bird hive, Guided Farm Drives
Open 7 days a week: 9:00 – 15:00
Free wine tasting. For groups larger than 10 a tasting fee applies.
Contact: +27 (0)22 4922825 | www.grootepost.com
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