The new Parskuip neighbourhood marketplace at Windmeul Cellar resembles an old-fashioned pantry with shelves full of products ranging from olives to creamy cheeses, homemade jams and preserves, charcuterie, prime cuts of meat, farm-raised poultry as well as traditional South African biltong and droëwors, and a selection of fudges and nougat.
Other items include speciality coffees, marinades, drizzles and dips, while grapes and even indigenous waterblommetjies can be found on the shelves in season.
Parskuip also features gift shopping for wooden toys, packaged braai spices, hand-made purses and hand bags, organic pamper products and wines from the Windmeul Cellar.
According to cellar master Danie Marais, Windmeul is committed to craftsmanship in its wines and in the produce stocked in Parskuip.
“The art of creating something with passion and excellence is something that has almost become extinct in our society of instant gratification, but fortunately the appreciation of craftsmanship is slowly making a return.
“Consumers are increasingly looking for artisanal products that have been crafted with care. It is also very important for us to support local businesses, which focus on sustainability and most of our suppliers are located in close proximity to Windmeul.”
The Parskuip neighbourhood marketplace is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 9am to 3pm. The wine tasting area is operational at the same times. There is also a special children’s play area. The Windmeul farmers’ market takes place on the first Saturday of each month.
For more information, call 021 869 8100 or visit www.windmeul.com