Visit the Hermanuspietersfontein Farmers Market that takes place each Saturday from from 9am to 1pm.
Real people. Real food. Real crockery. Real cutlery. Real stemware. This is how Die Hermanuspietersfontein Markie rolls.
A relaxing way to spend your Saturday mornings – while the kids try break the Jenga world record building the tallest tower – to enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch with free wine tastings and background music thrown it makes for a foot tapping happy, fun, family pastime.
Bacon and eggs, French toast, artisanal coffee, freshly squeezed fruit juices, freshly shucked oysters, a glass or two of MCC, watching Jan flick his pancake pan, vetkoek with jam, mince or both and samoosas, a selection of “pie ‘n slaai”; grilled prawns, perlemoen and rice, exotic deep fried onion with handmade chimichurri, mussels; cheese and charcuterie platters, freshly sliced biltong butties with olives and olive oil adding to the taste challenge for making up a hungry mind.
British Chef Brian Ahearn’s fish ‘n chips is as good as can be expected in London’s best, while watching him tossing the pan preparing your plate of paella is pure culinary theatre.
Adding to the casual open air diner experience the cellar’s elegant range of wines – sporting quirky Afrikaans names – Die Markie is a fun venue to acquaint yourself with this Addams style Wine Family who profess they don’t take themselves too seriously.
It’s wines like Kleinboet, Kaalvoet Meisie and Bloos that proves they’re serious about making good wines and having fun at the same time.
So? Spoil the one you love to Saturday mornings at Die Markie. What if you can’t be with the one you love? Then love the ones you’re with!
The people behind the tables’ attitude? The Customer is Queen. While the cellar’s Skapie chirps.
You’ll find the Hermanuspietersfontein Food & Wine Market – the longest standing Overberg institution of its kind – hidden in the far corner of The Village on the corner of the R43 and R320. The Saturday morning place where local and international food and wine lovers meet.
Choose from a buffet of classic breakfast, savouries, confectionaries, cheeses, cured meats, olives, salads, bread; freshly shucked oysters, abalone, fish ‘n chips, mussels, sashimi; dim sum, artisanal pies, fresh fruit and veg and much, much more. For the thirsty there’s mineral water, coffee, freshly made fruit juices and, of course, free wine tasting, wine by the glass, bottle or carafe.
This family friendly market has traded 52 Saturdays a year, through wind, hail, sunshine and rain, for pleasant flip-flop and board short eating, drinking, chilling, laughing fun.
Real plates and real cutlery. Real cups and real glasses. Real hangout for real people.
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