Hermanus may be famous as a picturesque old-world harbour village synonymous with all things fish – from fantastic angling spots and delicious Halaal fish restaurants to whales in the bay – but something else it’s also becoming famous for is its Food & Wine Festival.
Considered one of South Africa’s Top 10 Wine Festivals, the festival takes place between 5 and 6 October and offers something for everyone. Presented by the Wine Village, but held at Curro Hermanus school, the festival provides an impressive line-up of award-winning wines from around the globe – some 80+ producers and 250+ wines for tasting, along with 1,600+ wines at cellar door prices. Not only for wine-lovers, the festival is also very popular amongst foodies as local chefs and cooks dazzle with gourmet meals served in the food marquee. If you want something special to do that celebrates great wines and delicious food, then the Hermanus Food & Wine Festival is the place to be.
But, also an option, and available every Saturday is the Hermanus Country Market. Rated as one of the top markets in the Western Cape and billed as ‘a great market with loads of soul, where good friends meet and hug, children and dogs run and play, and where the community gathers to eat, shop and relax’ it offers a wide selection of fresh organic produce, artisan breads, hand-made cheeses, home-smoked Halaal fish, and all things arts and crafts. Going strong since 2006, traders come from the greater Overstrand area, giving the market a truly local feel. Organisers also do their best to run the market according to eco-friendly principles so that there’s as little impact on the environment as possible – in 2015 they became the first Hermanus market to ban plastic straws.
As Cape Town meat wholesalers and suppliers of the best quality Halaal fish and Halaal certified meat to a wide variety of clients across many industries, N1 always appreciate the gourmet-foodie aspect of all the wonderful festivals and markets that we’re fortunate enough to choose from here in the Western Cape. So, as we move into October and spring brings warmer and milder weather, we hope everyone gets to enjoy their favourite outdoor event offering delicious foods and great wines.