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LABORIE LAZY DAYS MARKET CELEBRATES NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN STYLE

11 AUGUST 2012

Traditionally Women’s Day is celebrated as a reminder of the contribution made by women to society, the achievements that have been made for women’s rights, and to acknowledge the difficulties and prejudices many women still face. In honour of this day and as a tribute to women of all walks of life, the Laborie Lazy Days’ Market, will be hosting a very special market on Saturday, 11 August from 9am until 2pm.

The popular lifestyle market is situated on the picturesque Laborie Wine Farm in the heart of the Paarl Winelands, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The market has gained popularity as the ideal meeting place in Paarl. Known as the ‘neighbourhood farm in the centre of Paarl’, it is the ideal occasion for family and friends to enjoy a Saturday morning in a scenic and relaxed setting.

Chef Matthew Gordon, who creates mouth watering dishes at Harvest, the restaurant at Laborie, will be treating food enthusiasts to a complimentary cooking demonstration on the day. Master the art of preparing a chicken liver and roasted black mushroom risotto with pancetta and tomato confit. A tasty grilled calamari, rocket and crisp chorizo salad with peppadews, chorizo oil and coriander yoghurt dressing also forms part of this not-to-missed master class.

A special fresh flower arranging demo will be on offer in the historic Manor House. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to master the art of creating that perfect look! An entry fee of R50 per person will be charged, and booking is essential as space is limited.

Fitness fanatics can partake in a fun filled Adventure Boot Camp with Juli Geldenhuys on the sprawling lawns of the Manor House. The perfect way to work up an appetite for that freshly brewed cup coffee and warm croissant available at the market. Booking is essential as the session, which starts at 08h45, is limited to 30 people.

As an added extra all women attending the market on this day will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly to enjoy.

The Laborie Lazy Days Market, which has been up and running since early 2011, offers visitors a wide selection of fresh produce and lifestyle goods. These include freshly baked breads, coffee, cheese, olives, honey and charcuterie. From mouth-watering food stalls to arts and craft exhibitors, the market caters to young and old, which includes ample kiddies’ entertainment.

Laborie produces some of the best Méthode Cap Classique bubblies; an array of award-winning wines as well as an estate brandy. Visitors can stay overnight in the tranquil guest house or enjoy a delicious meal at Harvest.

An exciting new addition to the farm’s many offerings is Cecil Skotnes art exhibition, featuring 30 works by this highly acclaimed South African artist, which has been partnered with the Laborie Limited Collection wines. A permanent exhibition at Laborie, his masterpieces are on display in the Cellar Door, Manor House and in the restaurant.

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Visit the market and sample our freshly baked breads, coffee, cheese, olives, honey, charcuterie – there is something for everyone from mouth-watering food stalls to arts and craft stalls and of course fantastic entertainment for the little people such as face painting and pony rides.

Stock up at this shoppers’ delight on all things delicious and enjoy good company, delectable food and stunning wines.

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Located at the award-winning wine estate, Laborie, in Paarl, the Lazy Days Market brings a South African winter Christmas market to the heart of this winelands town for the first time this year on Saturday, 23 July – with a multitude of experiences in store!

Share in the joy and celebrate the magic of the winter season as visitors sample the many Christmas delicacies on offer by stallholders – Glühwein, mince pies and even traditional Christmas fruit cake!

Soak up the festive atmosphere by singing along to carols led by local musician Derk “Fingers” Blaisse, watch the eyes of excited, cherry-cheeked children, bundled in winter clothes, light up at the sight of Father Christmas handing out sweets and enjoy the thrill of pulling their crackers. The life-size Christmas tree is bound to attract its fair share of attention.

The Christmas-themed market will also offer an array of exciting and varied lifestyle goods, including delectable freshly baked breads, aromatic coffee, cheese, olives and other local fresh products as well as arts and craft stalls.

Laborie produces award-winning wines, their Méthode Cape Classic bubblies being some of the best that South Africa has to offer, as well as the Laborie Alambic Brandy, voted “Best Brandy in the World” at the 2010 International Wine and Spirits Competition.  Guests to the Christmas market may just find themselves being enticed by a little elf to join in a tasting of these wonderful wines.

The market hours will be extended for this special occasion and will be open from 09h00 until 14h00.

For more information on the market contact Laborie on 021 8073390 or email info@laboriewines.co.za, visit the website or LIKE our Facebook page. 

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