I was in Stellenbosch the other day and on the hunt for something new and food-orientated when we drive past Audacia Wine Estate on the R44. It was fairly early on a Sunday morning and I was keen for some breakfast after a somewhat wine-filled evening the previous night. So, after not much deliberation, we decided to pop in and see what it was all about.
|Root 44 Market entrance|
|All sorts of items can be found, from jewellery to picture frames|
|Outdoor tables overlooking the vineyards|
They have a mini train for little ones, which makes a route around the estate and a bumper car section plus other activities. There is also a big wooden stage area for live music, which will be used for special events and for entertainment during the market hours.
As the market is still quite new, the food stalls are still growing, but visitors can find everything from local microbrewery beer on tap and biltong to margarita cupcakes and wheat-free rusks.
I had an amazing smoked beef rye sandwich with Dijon mustard (R40).
|Audacia wine tasting|
|I love the lemon curd lady's products!|
|The breakfast jaffles from this stand were excellent and the rye rusks too|
|to-die-for desserts, beautifully displayed and absolutely decadently delicious|
|Freshly bakes breads, pretzels and bagels|
|amazing biltong, offering varieties such as beef and kudu|
|Devil's Peak Microbrewery's 'Blockhouse' and 'First Light' beers on tap|
|An array of hand-made pestos, jams, spreads and preserves are on offer|
|Stellenbrau Microbrewery's Alumni Ale and Craven Craft Lager on tap.|
|Decadent brownies in a variety of flavours|
|Charcuterie and cheeses|
|Incredibly fresh trout, served up in original ways|
|I had the Plaine Jane in the backround - simply amazing and filling!|
Root 44 Market deets:
Open Hours: 9am-3:30pm Saturdays and Sundays