Head up the West Coast to the Groote Post April Country Market
24th April (10h00 and 15h00)
And please bring a blanket to donate to the West Coast Way Twitter Blanket Drive for charity
Groote Post invites you to round up the family and head out to the Darling Hills for their April Country Market on Sunday 24th April. With winter on our doorstep, visitors are invited to please bring a blanket to donate to the West Coast Way Twitter Blanket Drive for charity. The April Market is the last of the season until Sunday 28th August when the Market will re-open for summer.
The terrace alongside the Groote Post Cellar will again be a hive of activity, brimming with delicious and beautiful country offerings. Guests can expect artisan foods, arts and crafts, home-ware and décor, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines. Groote Post’s wines will be available for tasting and purchase by the glass, bottle or case, including the Groote Post Rosé which is made exclusively for the monthly markets.
Local is lekker with locals presenting a divine selection of Darling gourmet produce including organic mushrooms, Weskus Worswa, divine breads, Udderly Delicious cheese, charcuterie, olive oils, pomegranate products and juice, organic preservative free chilli sauces, delicious handmade toffees from Darling Sweet, popular craft beers from Darling Brew and much more.
Kids will love the rolling lawns, playground, tractor rides, face painting, and water-balls to name a few of the activities that will be available.
Newton & Co Duo (a combination of Newton on guitar and vocals and Maria on violin) play popular cover music from golden oldies to modern contemporary songs, and they will be sure to get you foot-stomping.
After browsing through the market, visitors can relax in the shade under the trees enjoying the music and tucking into their delicious eats from the market while sipping on Groote Post wines and Darling Brew’s craft beers.
Groote Post’s award-winning restaurant, Hilda’s Kitchen, will be open as usual – however, booking is essential.
Please note that although pets are welcome – all dogs must be on a leash at all times. Visitors arriving without their dogs on a leash will be given an option to buy one from the SPCA stall or hire one at the Information stall.
The Groote Post Country Market is assisting the West Coast Way Twitter Blanket Drive – now in its second year – by inviting people to donate a blanket to this worthy cause. The Groote Post Country Market will be a drop-off point for blankets – there be a crate at the entrance to the market for all blankets donated. Last year 500 blankets were collected and this year they are aiming for 750. The West Coast Way Twitter Blanket Drive runs from Monday 4 April until Saturday 21 May.
For further information on the Groote Post Country Market
Contact: Eldré Strydom: 082 877 6677 or [email protected]
Visit: Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrootePostCountryMarket
Or follow on Twitter: @GPCountryMarket
Groote Post: 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.
Groote Post opening hours and bookings
|Hilda’s Kitchen||Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday (Booking essential).|
|Wine-tasting and sales||Open Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 17h00.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10h00 – 16h00.
|Farm Drives||Monday to Sunday starting at 10h00.
Bookings must be made 48 hours in advance.
Minimum number 6 and maximum number 10 people.
|Contact||Tel: 022 492 2825 · Email: [email protected]|
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 7km turn left to the Groote Post Cellar.