While Sam was gallivanting and enjoying the wonderful Cape this past weekend, I was invited by good friends of mine to attend the Groves and Vineyards fair at Casalinga Restaurant in Muldersdrift.
This is the 6th consecutive year for this event, and I fully understand why it is such a hit. We were treated to a true country-style day filled with gorgeous wines, olives, artisanal foods including the famous Balkan Burger and Tutto Food trucks and – my personal highlight – an outstanding live performance by Matthew Mole.
The setting was stunning; just 30 minutes out of Sandton and it felt like we were transported far away from city life into the crisp, clean, country air. The weather wasn’t too shabby either – summer definitely returned this past weekend in JHB, so we had clear blue skies and very warm sunshine!
Often, days like this can be somewhat overcrowded and pricey but Sunday was the complete opposite. The venue lends itself to hosting a large number of people without making it feel like everyone is on top of each other. It was very well spaced and well organized, and although there was a slight wait for things like loo’s and food trucks (I definitely chose the most popular Tutto food truck that served delicious Paella), it definitely didn’t feel like we spent most of the day waiting in lines.
The festival was held on both Saturday and Sunday and it was conducive to a very relaxing day, which was fun for an entire family. We even sat right amongst the kiddies in our attempt to get as close to the music stage as possible #groupies.
On a whole, another must do on the yearly calendar! A fun, relaxed, well-priced day out with friends – I would call it the perfect ending to a great summer/autumn season in Jozi 🙂