Every Saturday and Sunday in Capetown’s winelands is one of the biggest and well known outdoor markets in SA. The ROOT44 market was there before the trend started, and we think it’ll be there long after. Why? It’s one of the originals, and still boasts one of the best vibes around.
With beautiful vineyard views, permanent marquees, plenty of room for the kids and a wide variety of food and craft vendors, this winelands staple at Audacia wine farm has a lot to offer. Rain or shine, ROOT44 is open, which makes it a great way to enjoy the day when the weather turns.
They have a wide variety of fresh produce and take-home products such as locally produced olive oil and biltong. In addition to the mouth-watering spread of gourmet foods, ROOT44 also offers antiques, clothing, handmade footwear, wine and most importantly – craft beer!
Devil’s Peak is on tap alongside other local favourites, and we had a blast pairing vendor food with our beers!
The market has a different theme every month and strives to keep things new and interesting for guests. Entertainment comes in the form of live music featuring local acts from all around Cape Town.
Whether it’s your first time out, or you simply haven’t visited in a while, do yourself a favour and head out to the R44 this weekend. You won’t be disappointed!
Our Top 3 Food Picks:
Heavenly Hamburgers (Bacon & Cheese) – It’s a bacon & cheeseburger and it’s delicious.
Sepp’s German Cuisine (Bratwurst) – Classic beer food. Get there early as they sometimes sell out.
The Pickled Popper (Peppadew Poppers) – A local twist on a bar staple
Our Top DPBC Beer and Food Pairing: Bratwurst with First Light Golden Ale
Authentic – that’s one of the words we use most often to describe out beer. Sepp’s cranks out some of the most authentic German fare we’ve had in Cape Town. The bratwurst is mind-blowing and pairs perfectly with a pint of our First Light Golden Ale. Grab one before they sell out!
Address: Audacia Wine Farm, Corner of R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
Contact: 021 881 3052
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1000-1600