We headed out to the Swartland town of Darling out on the West Coast to spend the day at the Groote Post Country Market.
This monthly market is situated at Groote Post Vineyards, a historic 18th century farm offering beautiful country setting for the day.
Groote Post has made a limited edition Rose wine for the market, which goes down a treat while lazing under the shady trees listening to the live music in the background.
The market runs from 10 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon, brimming with country offerings from traders in the area.
Lunch traders, artisan foods, small producers using ingredients from the local area are mixed with traders offering beautiful home ware, decor, fashion and crafts.
Kids are not forgotten with activities such as tractor trips and guided horse rides.
Groote Post’s award-winning restaurant, Hilda’s kitchen is also open should you wish for a more formal lunch setting.
We tasted and nibbled our way through the market and loved the mushroom kebabs, smoked ribs and the pulled pork sliders. It was also the first time I saw snoek & feta samoosas and they were fantastic!
In addition to all the Groote Post wines on offer, there is a good selection of craft beers brewed in the area as well as soft drinks for the young ones.
Situated about 80km outside of Cape Town this was a wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday and well worth escaping the city for.
The next market will be held on the 28th of December.
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