Summer brings with it so many wonderful things. Long lazy days at the pool, sipping ice cold cocktails, leisurely lunches and of course deliciously sweet seasonal fruit. Look no further than De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for two of these summer sensations.
During the months of November through to March, De Krans invites visitors to partake in a farm favourite of picking seasonal fruit.
From 22 November to 3 December the Bulida Apricots will be available to pick at R6.50 per kg.
If you prefer peaches, best you diarise 16 to 27 December when the Oom Sarel Cling Peaches will be ready for perfect pickings at R8.00 per kg.
Ending off the fruit picking season on a high note, don’t miss out on picking your share of Hanepoot Grapes from 7 February to 4 March 2018 at R7.50 per kg.
These dates are weather dependent, and may change slightly at short notice. To ensure you don’t miss out on the fun activity suited to the whole family, it is advisable to contact the farm prior to your planned visit, to confirm the picking dates.
The perfect family outing De Krans will be open seven days a week from 9am until 4pm for the picking of these fruits, with the exception of Christmas Day.
A day out in the orchards is guaranteed to work up an appetite. Look no further than the De Krans Deli and Bistro, situated at the farm, and home to a selection of delicious country cuisine. Guests can look forward to hearty, healthy and quality dishes, ranging from a variety of delicious breakfast options, open deli sandwiches, light lunches, a selection of gourmet burgers and seasonal salads. All the dishes have been paired to be enjoyed with wines from the De Krans range, creating the perfect food and wine pairing. For those with a sweet tooth be sure to keep an eye out for the delectable desserts on offer.
The deli offers visitors a wide selection of only the finest products sourced in and around Calitzdorp and the Klein Karoo. These include local cheeses, as well as olives, olive oil, canned and dried fruit, and preserves. Other treats include homemade rusks, Calitzdorp honey and other delicious gems from the area.
Visitors can choose to sit indoors or outside in the shade of the trellised Hanepoot vineyard. There is also a playground for children, making De Krans a wonderful place for the whole family to visit this summer.
De Krans is also home to a range of superb wines and port-style wines and your visit won’t be complete without sampling some of these award-winning wines. This includes the Cape Vintage Reserve 2014, a Veritas Awards Double Gold medal winner in 2017, as well as the Tritonia Red 2015, which won the trophy for the Best Non-Bordeaux Red Blend at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Both the Premium White Moscato Perlé 2017, as well as the recently released Premium Red Moscato Perlé 2017, will be available for tasting.
The entire range of De Krans ports and wines can be purchased directly from the cellar during this time. Should you not be able to make the trip to Calitzdorp, the wines are available to order online at www.dekrans.co.za, or from many retail outlets nationwide.
For more information contact the farm on 044 213 3314, or email at email@example.com.