If you haven’t yet been to the City Bowl Market on Hope, add it to your market meander. This weekly food fair happens on Thursday evenings and is a veritable fest of homemade grub, craft beer and good wine. (Don’t forget about the Fashion Market, which happens once a month on Thursday evenings.)
The Wine Market is what grabbed our attention… largely because wine-tasting in the city centre is always fun, plus most of the participating wineries offer organic wines (read: no hangover!). The Wine Market forms part of the main market, and a mere R50 buys you a tasting glass with nine tastings from the participating vendors, after which you get a free glass of wine of your choice.
Its aim is to allow new and lesser-known estates to showcase their varietals, so expect to see different wineries each week. Plus, you’ll be able to purchase bottles (and crates) from all the vendors to take home (or enjoy there).