The dates for the market are: 31 January 2016, 28 February 2016, 27 March 2016 and 24 April 2016. We take a winter break from May to July. 28 August 2016, 25 September 2016, 30 October 2016, 27 November 2016 and 18 December 2016 The market is open from 10H00 TO 15H00. Every month Groote Post is a hive of activity, brimming with delectable 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. Must-haves will be the ever popular Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2015 and of course the Groote Post Rosé 2015 which is made exclusively for the monthly markets.
All the old favourite stalls will be back this season, as well as some new exiting ones such as Nellie’s Homemade Pies from Langebaan including Lamb Shank Curry, Bobotie, Oxtail, Coq au Vin and Pork Pies, and Gerrit van Dalen of Koekedoor fame will be presenting his delectable treats. Local of course is always lekker, with a divine selection of Darling gourmet produce including Darling Mushrooms, Weskus Worswa, Udderly Delicious Cheese, Darling Pomegranate Products, Saucy Boys’ organic preservative-free chilli sauces, marinades and spices, Darling Sweet’s delicious handmade toffees, Darling Brew’s popular craft beers and more.
Children will love the rolling lawns, playground, tractor rides, face painting, water-balls, guided horse. After browsing through the market, visitors can relax in the shade under the trees while tucking into their delicious eats from the market. 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. 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.
Entry to the Groote Post Country Market is free of charge.
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.
GPS Coordinates: S 33° 29’ 0.5” E 018° 24’ 35.0
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.