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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

Visitors came flocking to the farm this summer to pick their own Bulida apricots, Oom Sarel yellow cling peaches and Hanepoot grapes. The apricots are usually picked over a period of two weeks from end of November until the first week of December and the peaches the last two weeks of December. The Hanepoot picking in February was a great success as always. In the times we live in, it seems that a rustic, close-to nature, do-it-yourself, slow activity is so scarce, making this opportunity even more unique and popular. What can be better than getting that city grid out of your hair, bringing your own basket and picking

It seems just like yesterday when we wrote our November 2017 newsletter and so much has happened since then. We made it through one of the toughest harvests while battling with the worst drought in 100 years. The entire team worked incredibly hard around the clock to get in as much grapes as possible and the managing team had their hands full prioritizing between grapes based on their sugars and the condition of the vines. Luckily, while the harvest was much smaller (down 45% of our 2017 harvest), what we lacked in volume we made up in exceptional quality. While the harvest was our main focus, we couldn’t loose

What could be better than combining two of the things we love most - wine and coffee (in no particular order, of course). The final result of this combination is the De Krans Original Espresso – port and coffee all in one bottle. When the winemaking team at De Krans created this style of wine a few years ago, the end result produced a wine with strong flavours of coffee beans, combined with a rich character and perceived sweetness. It has proved to be a resounding success for the team as it has become one of the popular ports in the De Krans range. And no, no coffee beans

With the first Portuguese grapes planted in the 70’s in Calitzdorp, De Krans organically gravitated towards producing exceptional quality port-style wines. Backed up by several top awards for these wines, De Krans has managed to carve a name for itself through the years as being one of the leading port-style wine producers in the country. Their flagship, the Cape Vintage Reserve boasts eleven vintages, being awarded with the sought-after 5-star rating in Platter's Wine Guide, with the most recent Cape Vintage Reserve 2015 scoring 96 points (and earning the title of Best Fortified Wine in South Africa) in the 2017 Tim Atkin SA Wine Report, as well as