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Die Markie at Hermanuspietersfontein

Words: Crush | Photography: Supplied

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig …

Real people. Real food. Real crockery. Real cutlery. Real stemware. This is how Die Markie at Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Cellar rolls.

Visiting the Die Markie at Hermanuspietersfontein is a relaxing way to spend your Saturday morning. Kids can keep themselves entertained by building a record breaking Jenga tower, while you enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch. With free wine tastings and background music thrown in it makes for a foot tapping happy and fun family day out.

There really is everything a rumbling belly could ask for. How about bacon and eggs? Or, perhaps you feel like having French toast, served with artisanal coffee or freshly squeezed fruit juices? If you’ve moved from breakfast on to brunch, try freshly shucked oysters with a glass (or two) of MCC. Want some local flavour? Be sure to catch Jan flipping his pancake pan, or pick up a vetkoek with jam, mince or both. There are also fresh samosas and a selection of “pie ‘n slaai“. Feeling adventurous? Give the grilled prawns, perlemoen and rice a try, or the exotic deep-fried onion with handmade chimichurri. There are also mussels, cheese and charcuterie platters, freshly sliced biltong, olives and so much more.

If the smell of freshly fried fish grabs you, be sure to wander over to British chef, Brian Ahearn’s, stand. His offering is as good as any from the land that perfected the art of fish ‘n chips. Watching him tossing the pan as he prepares your plate of paella is pure culinary theatre.

Adding to the casual, open-air dining experience is the cellar’s elegant range of wines, each sporting a quirky Afrikaans name. Die Markie at Hermanuspietersfontein is a fun venue to acquaint yourself with the range produced by a winemaking family who profess that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Wines like Kat met die Houtbeen, Kaalvoet Meisie and Bloos prove they’re serious about making good wines while still having fun at the same time.

Head on over to Die Markie at Hermanuspietersfontein on Saturday mornings at for incredible artisanal food, great local wines, entertainment and most of all good fun.


17 Village Lane, The Village, Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus