Slow Food Cape Town is heading off to Stellenbosch this weekend to visit Protea Hill Farm.  This organic farm produces award-winning balsamic vinegars in a fabulous variety of flavours, including Mint, Tarragon and many more.

As I’ve written before, Protea Hill Farm grows all its fruit naturally – no insecticides or pesticides are used on the plants or the fruits. And, even better, “no colourants, preservatives, flavour enhancers or any chemical substances are used for the vinegars and syrups”. As if that wasn’t enough, the fruits are apparently sun ripened, and harvested in a 100% ripe condition (equals high sugar content, and sweet flavour).

It’s delicious, and I’m very much looking forward to sampling some new flavours.

On Saturday, 17th October, we will be visiting Slow Food Cape Town members Erica and Martin Gruenert on their farm, to taste and learn about their award-winning range of fruit, herb and flower-infused vinegars.

Erica and Martin will explain the processes behind their range of vinegars, and offer a tasting of their range. Vinegars will be available for purchase, at farm prices (please bring cash).

After the talk, we will take a stroll through the farm, so please wear appropriate shoes and sun protection.

The event is free, and is open to non-Slow Food Cape Town members, so if you’re keen to come along, please email  Numbers are limited, but there are definitely some places available at this stage.

Hope to see you there!

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