Get up close and personal with local produce
Chances are good that you have not been on a farm for a while. Why not get a good look at where food comes from?
Here we put together everything that will make you and your family happy farm explorers. You will go home an expert – with arms full of good, local produce.
Every year in October, the Prins Albert Landbougenootskap hosts the Prince Albert Agricultural Show. This is an event not to be missed – prize winning animals, good entertainment and delicious food.
The village of Prince Albert grew from the first farm, Queekvalleij, established by Zacharias and Dina de Beer at the foot of the Zwartberg in 1762 and still supports an active farming community. Local farms yield produce of incredible quality. In the fertile valleys tucked into the folds of the Swartberg, farms produce deciduous fruit for export, wine, olives and figs. On the farms of the Great Karoo flocks of sheep and angora studs provide meat, wool and mohair.
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Bergwater Wines, just 22km into the splendid Prince Albert Valley, is open for tastings and sales on the following days / times.
Monday – Thursday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Friday – 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 3 pm
Public Holidays – 10 am to 3 pm
We are situated on the R407 – 22km out of Prince Albert towards Klaarstroom.
Do find time to fit us in to your list of activities – as we have a vast and interesting selection of (very reasonably priced) wines to taste and ponder!
We also sell local products such as dried figs (& fresh, during season), jams & preserves, crafts, cheeses and our own delectable olives/olive oil.