Fruit pickings and leisurely lunches at De Krans this summer
If you’re planning on taking a drive along the fabulous Route 62 through the Klein Karoo this summer, a stop at De Krans just outside Calitzdrop is a must. Starting in November and running until March, you’ll be able to not just taste their wonderful wines at the estate, but also pick your very own farm fruit in season. From 22 November to 3 December the Bulida Apricots will be available to pick at R6.50 per kg. If you prefer peaches best you diarise 16 to 27 December when the Oom Sarel Cling Peaches will be ready for perfect pickings at R8.00 per kg. Ending off the fruit-picking season on a high note, don’t miss out on picking your share of Hanepoot Grapes from 7 February to 4 March 2018 at R7.50 per kg. These dates are weather dependent, and may change slightly at short notice. To ensure you don’t miss out on the fun activity suited to the whole family, it is advisable to contact the farm prior to your planned visit, to confirm the picking dates.
The perfect family outing De Krans will be open seven days a week from 9am until 4pm for the picking of these fruits, with the exception of Christmas Day.
A day out in the orchards is guaranteed to work up an appetite. Look no further than the De Krans Deli and Bistro, situated at the farm, and home to a selection of delicious country cuisine. You can choose to sit indoors or outside in the shade of the trellised Hanepoot vineyard. There is also a playground for children, making De Krans a wonderful place for the whole family to visit this summer.
De Krans is also home to a range of superb wines and port-style wines and your visit won’t be complete without sampling some of these award-winning wines. This includes the Cape Vintage Reserve 2014, a Veritas Awards Double Gold medal winner in 2017, as well as the Tritonia Red 2015, which won the trophy for the Best Non-Bordeaux Red Blend at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Both the Premium White Moscato Perlé 2017, as well as the recently released Premium Red Moscato Perlé 2017, will be available for tasting. The entire range of De Krans ports and wines can be purchased directly from the cellar during this time. Should you not be able to make the trip to Calitzdorp, the wines are available to order online at De Krans, or from many retail outlets nationwide. For more information contact the farm on 044 213 3314, or email at email@example.com.