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1 & 2 September 2018 Make your way to De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for the annual Blossom Festival which takes place over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September. This time of the year the fruit trees, in particular the apricot and peach trees, are in full bloom and it is truly a sight to behold. The Spring blossoms traditionally indicate the start of the season for the fruit and wine industries. Visitors to De Krans will be able to experience this beautiful sight for themselves as well as enjoy a few more exciting offerings during the weekend: Kickstart your Saturday with the Vineyard Fun Run.

What better way than to spend a day or evening dining under the vines, enjoying great food and wine and embracing the charms of small town living? Join us for one of our unique long table lunches/dinners at De Krans Bistro & Deli. Meals paired with De Krans wines are prepared by our resident chef Shannon, while guests are joined by either MD Boets Nel or winemaker Louis van der Riet. Space is limited, so please book ahead to secure your seat. The program is as follows: Lunches (12:00pm) 21 July 2018 18 August 2018 29 September 2018 Dinner (18:00pm) 27 October 2018 17 November 2018 8 December 2018 To confirm dates, please contact us at 044 213 3314,

The annual Calitzdorp Winter Festival will take place from 15 – 17 June this year. Prepare yourself for a weekend of interesting red wines from Portuguese grape varieties, the best port- style wines, good food, live music and fun activities held throughout the town. For something unique, be sure to book your space for the Calitzdorp Mystery dinner on Saturday 16 June, when you will visit 5 secret locations where you will enjoy different food and wines.

Be sure to diarise the annual Blossom Festival (Bloeiselfees), which will take place on the 1st of September 2018 at De Krans. Bring your friends and family and celebrate the first day of spring.  Be ready to feast your eyes on the beautiful peach and apricot blossoms while participating in the photography competition. Other activities include playing boules, a market day on the Saturday, as well as a fun walk/run.  Be sure to also use the opportunity to taste our wines and port-style wines, or have a lovely breakfast or lunch at the bistro.

The De Krans Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2017 Gourmand Destination Award (Farm Stall Eatery Category). The awards took place on 16 March at the Village Trading Post in De Rust. The criteria for this award is consistent good quality food, a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Chef and Bistro manager, Shannon Botes, was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of his team. The De Krans Bistro and Deli was also awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and became the Tripadvisor recommended number one destination in Calitzdorp. The bistro offers a wide selection of breakfast and lunch options, perfect

The De Krans Bistro and Deli has had a fabulous season with many local and international visitors. In March, the Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2018 Gourmand Destination Award (Farm Stall Eatery Category). The criteria for this award are consistent good quality food, a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Chef and Bistro manager, Shannon Botes, was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of his team. The De Krans Bistro and Deli was also awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is still the number one destination in Calitzdorp on TripAdvisor. Our long table dinners that we’ve had over summer