Windmeul

 – FANTASTIC WINE & FARMERS MARKET!!
Their farmer’s market is the first Saturday of every month and we are there just about every time.The last one we actually ran there to earn our delicious farmer’s breakfast.So, it’s on again this weekend and we will be there.  We have family in town who are keen to head out there and it’s a great Saturday morning breakfast.  (We also need to replenish some wine stock!)It is much more relaxed and far less busy than some of the other more well known markets, but that’s what makes it so great!  Here you will find rerige boere plaas ontbyt, honey koeksusters, biltong, jams, the BEST snoek & feta samoosas and more.  Every time we go someone comments on how good their wines really are, reasonably priced and delicious.  (We actually had their Sauv B and Cab Sav as our wedding wine, so I may be biased, but they really are great).  I sometimes have a bad habit of benchmarking other Sauv Bs and Chenins against theirs when deciding whether I like them or not.

Last time we left with a bottle of their Cape Blend which has numerous awards stuck all over the bottle, a great SA wine for the wine rack.  A fantastic Pinotage based blend which has the distinct plum and coffee flavours of a Pinotage softened by the Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot and Merlot.  A lovely smooth wine to be enjoyed anytime.  We’ll be getting some more of that this weekend.

This farm really does have fantastic wines and at such reasonable prices.
The Sauvignon Blanc, which we had at the wedding, has a Veritas double gold and goes for about R40 a bottle – not too many deals like that around.  It is lovely, fresh and crisp with slight granadilla flavours.  Not too sweet or too dry, just right.  As far as I know the 2012 completely sold out.
The Chenin Blanc has lovely peach flavours, a delicious crisp finish, more awards and also goes for about the same price.
Even the Cape Blend is about R90 and covered in awards (4* John Platter, Veritas Gold, ABSA Top 3, Winemakers Choice Diamond).

All of the wines are available for tasting and purchase at the market.

Remember there is also a 10% discount on the wines if you buy them at the Saturday market.

It’s a fantastic way to spend a Saturday morning with family and friends!  Love their wines and always have a few bottles on the wine rack at home.  See you there tomorrow!
Windmeul Market

WINDMEUL CELLAR
Latitude:-33.671667  Longitude: 18.910278
Take the R44 off the N1 towards Wellington, the farm is about 15km on the left
+27 21 869 8100 

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