The Robertson Wine Valley association was formed in 1983 to cohesively improve the local wine industry, promote the valley as a tourism destination and uplift the community. Today we proudly represents over 50 wineries and tourism establishments from the towns; Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson. Our valley is situated a merely 2 hour scenic drive from Cape Town on the renowned Route 62 and nestled between the majestic Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges with the graceful Breede River running through the valley. Our members are united in our passion to create the most memorable wine and food tourism experiences hosted by our unique, authentic country-charm hospitality.
To position the Robertson Wine Valley amongst the leading wine regions of the world, recognised for its wine, experiences and practices.
Our First Winemakers dinner on February 25th will be as always a memorable one. Lourens will take you for a amuse bouch and glass of wine in his new private tasting room. There after Di Doms from Plum Kitchen will serve a Mid Easter style dinner! Menu:Amuse Bouche: Bourekas. Starter: Mezze Platters | Home-made pita bread | Homemade hummus | Labneh |Aubergines and Tomatoes dip | Avocado and chilli Dip | Lamb Keftas | Butternut and Leek fritters | Pickled cucumbers | Olives. Main Course: Twice cooked baby chickens with Chilli sauce and Kaffir lime-leaf salt | Roast Pork Belly plus 2 relishes | 8-hour Slow-roasted Lamb shoulder | Roasted sweet potatoes with fresh figs | Roasted butternut squash with red onions with tahini and za’atar | Baby spinach Salad with dates and almonds | Roasted cauliflower and Hazelnut salad. Dessert: Persian Pavlova
A Middle Eastern Dinner for Sharing with Lourens @ R400 per person. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 023 616 2835 / 076 853 0605
Places are available on a first come first serve basis. There are limited seats available so do book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note that your booking is only secure once payment has been received.
Valentine’s Day is a day that symbolises love and gratitude, and with this comes specialised gifts of flowers, chocolates and other goodies to make your loved one feel appreciated. Why not treat her to something totally different this year? Join us for a romantic picnic for 2 in our magnificent gardens!
Contact us now on +27 (0)23 616 3311, confirm your reservation, then leave the rest to us!
Graham Beck Rosé Vintage 2011 will be 20% of for the month of February bought directly at the cellar. The Graham Beck premium MCC bottle fermented sparkling wines truly come into their own during the warmer months… especially in the month of February when it’s all about love and happiness. We have chosen the very popular Brut Rosé 2011 as a special spoil during February – a delicious medley of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at 20% discount per bottle. It is an extremely attractive MCC with ripe strawberry flavours and a creamy complexity. Surely a delightful experience, beautifully packed in an elegant box to suit the occasion. This bubbly’s versatility and sheer drinking pleasure makes it an indispensable component of any summer soirée. Sparkling wine should always be served chilled (at around 8°C) – which makes them superbly refreshing and invigorating on sultry evenings or sun drenched days. Whether popped into a picnic basket, savoured around the pool or at the beach, served as the star attraction at an al fresco Mediterranean style feast or as the ultimate tipple for toasts; this will be the perfect companion to your Valentine celebrations
Treat yourself and the special person in your life to some fantastic pampering. Great February Promotions at The Old Mill Spa in McGregor
Sat 11 Feb - 6.00 pm : Live Piano Recital. Antonio Galera López (Spain). Works by: Granados, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert
R120 (including wine) To reserve your seat please contact: email@example.com
Sun 12 Feb - 4.00 pm Film: Where Eagles Dare
Fri 17 Feb - 5.30 pm Film: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf
Sun 19 Feb - 4.00 pm Filmed Opera: Rigoletto (Verdi). The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Michele Mariotti. Director: Michael Mayer Soloists: Zeljko Lucic, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Oksana Volkova, Dtefan Kocan
Fri 24 Feb - 5.30 pm. Film: The Taming of the Shrew
Sun 26 Feb - 3.00 pm Film: Cleopatra
Michael and Freddie. A Home for Music in McGregor.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
27 Bree Street
072 601 1616
Our popular Village Market is held every Saturday morning until 12h30 in the lovely Euvrard Park, Bath Street, opposite the Tourism Bureau. A real winner with locals and visitors alike, this is the place to experience a slice of Montagu life!
An authentic “Local is Lekker” Lifestyle Market where you can... - Sample Mother Earth's bounty, fresh from the fields and orchards - Experience the good life - hand made, stone-ground, soil dusted and unspoilt - Find the quaint and the quirky essentials for an enviable lifestyle. Come hungry, have breakfast, stay for coffee and stock up for dinner - all while listening to the stories and friendly chatter of real Montagu friends!Do some serious ENERGY Shopping! The place to do this is without a doubt our Montagu Village Market. You can not only get the freshest, the most organic and healthiest of options, but also the expert advice from stall holders such as Phillipe, Mark, Ineke and Hedi – all stocking healthy, organic, 'Booster Food'.
HOURS OF TRADE: 08h30 - 12h00 in winter, and 08h00 - 12h30 in summer.Enquiries :Angelique Delderfield at 084 389 0121 or email email@example.com
Temenos is the ideal place to take time out to retreat. Our beautiful gardens offer a contemplative milieu to support your embrace of inner stillness and silence. There are many spaces within our grounds where you can withdraw to for quiet meditation or reflection. Just come and be.
Take time out for yourself and enjoy all that Temenos has to offer. Find your own rhythm to each day and unwind in the tranquillity of our gardens.
To make your booking contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 625 1871
The Tanagra Wine Estate is inviting you to the 4th Jazz under the Figtree Event on Saturday, 25. February 2017, starting at 5 pm.
The previous Events at Tanagra were very successful and it is therefore staged again on “popular demand”. The same Band will be playing, mainly composed of local Musicians: Barbara Jacobs Vocals; John Hargreaves Keyboard; Steve Robinson Bass-Guitar; Ken Layton Drums; Rolf Angst Tenorsax (on “holidays” from Switzerland) Entry is free, but you are welcome to leave a donation in favour of “Friends of C.A.R.E.” & “First Step Ballet” and which will receive equal shares. Please bring your own chairs, nibbles, drinks and glasses, etc. By the way, wine can also be purchased from Tanagra.
NG Kerk Montagu se jaarlikse kermis vind plaas op Saterdag, 25 Februarie op die Montagu Laerskool-terrein. Dit is die 22ste keer wat hierdie gewilde byeenkoms plaasvind. Die hekke open vroegdag om 8:00 met ‘n heerlike ontbyt.
Daar sal vars groente en vrugte te koop wees.
Die Wit Olifanttafel is net die plek om die winskopie van die jaar raak te loop.
Pannekoek, doughnuts, lekker koffie, koeldrank, lekkergoed, basaarpoeding - genoeg om heerlik aan te smul terwyl jy gesellig verkeer saam met jou vriende. Kaartjies vir die ontbyt, spitbraai en gebraaide hoender is beskikbaar by die Kerkkantoor.
Kom kuier en ontspan, geniet die heerlike kindervermaak, hou piekniek onder die koeltebome en deel in die ontspanne plattelandse atmosfeer saam met die gemeenskap.
Kontak No. 023 614 1530
The next Montagu Music Society Sunset Concert on Saturday 25 February will feature the UCT Percussion Trio at the Montagu Nature Garden, van Riebeeck Street, Montagu South at 5.00 pm for 5.30 pm. Bring your picnic. Chairs will be available. Tickets R90 for adults.
The UCT Percussion Trio reflects the diversity of South African society: Daniel Nambassi (2nd Year BMus Western Classical Percussion), is of East African heritage; Lilavan Gangen (2nd Year BMus Jazz Performance), of South Indian descent; and Ethan Rutter (PDM Orchestral Percussion), of European and Southern African San descent.
Contact Andrea Cook - email@example.com for more information.
Lollos bied fantastiese en unieke vermaak vir kinders in Afrikaans. Saam met Lettie, Disco, Minki Burger & Alta Joubert maak die vriendelike karakter van Lalaland seker kinders oor die hele land word sommer lekker fiks! Lollos en Lettie kom kuier slegs op aarde as kinders opgewonde lag: dan werk hulle vlerkies en kom kuier hulle by ons! Gedurende hul lewendige vertonings en vrolike CD’s en DVD’s word daar saam gedans en boonop leer die kleinspan natuurlik ook altyd iets op ‘n prettige manier.
Kom sing en dans saam op Donderdag, 9 Maart in die NG Kerk Oos Saal om 17h30. Kostes: R50pp.
Kaartjies beskikbaar by Carina’s Montagu, Rene by Ashton Kelder, Robertson Apteek en Glamorize.
This boutique event is held at various wine estates throughout the valley and offers wine aficionado's and budding vinters the chance to experience the magic of harvest while keeping their day job.
Here is just some of the fun you can expect :
Grape Picking & Stomping ~ Blending & Tasting ~ Food & Wine Pairings ~ Vineyard Safaris ~ Riverside Lunches ~ Boat cruises~
Registration for walk : 08:00. Walk starts : 08:30
Venue : Montagu Pre-Primary School. Cost – R10 pp
This is a fun walk done with children ages 4 -6, can be enjoyed with parents, grandparents etc. On the same day, there will be a Chicken Braai. The parents braai from 04:00 , and the chicken with bun and salad can be collected from 10:00 to 14:00. Everyone is invited to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs and enjoy the meal on the grounds of the school, there will be a tuck shop and music.
Tickets are available at the school, or Montagu Country Hotel, ask for P-J : 082 899 3670
Cost for chicken braai is R40 per leg, salad and bun.
We are proud to host our first ever HARVEST FAMILY MARKET! Bring the family and enjoy a day out in the sun on the banks of the Breede River. Explore award-winning wineries, take a boat cruise, savour local treats, stroll through stalls selling fresh fruits & veggies; olive products; dairy products; baked goods; arts & crafts and more. Fun for the whole family - jungle gym, grape stomping, barrel rolling and Boeresport. All hosted in country charm.
Come celebrate vintage Italian road cycling culture with us - bring your classic racing bicycles, and come ride with us through the beautiful Karoo around the dirt roads North of Montagu in the Western Cape. Of course there will be great food and wine, and lots of old bicycles to lust over. With South Africa's rich cycling history, we’re proud to have this celebrated Italian event honoured on African soil. This international L’Eroica cycling series is an Italian vintage bike event celebrating the beauty of cycling on vintage bikes, in vintage kit.
This Italian homage to vintage bicycle racing culture will again be celebrated in Montagu, with the Museum's KWV Centre (c/o Kohler & Long Street) as the main Venue.The Cape Winelands district, famous for its mountains and hot springs, promises to bring an African twist to the spirit of L’Eroica.
The new date of the Wine on the River for 2017 has been released. This picturesque festival takes place on the riverside farm, Goudmyn and gives consumers the opportunity to taste more than 250 wines from 30 wineries. This idyllic, open-air spring festival offers tastings of wines from the regions of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson. Enjoy a plethora of gastronomic delights, tutored tastings with local wine makers and soak up the sultry sounds of live jazz and blues melodies. Browse and shop at our famers’ market, choose from a wide variety of children’s activities, meander through the arts and crafts, take a leisurely cruise down the river and many more popular attractions that will be on offer. Bring your friends and family along for an extravaganza of fine wine, delectable treats, great music and complete relaxation amidst a rural ambience of spectacular scenery and warm sunshine. Book your accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment.
Beatrix Galloway, born and bred in Robertson, joined the Robertson Wine Valley team in November 2015. Graduating from UNISA in Public Relations Management and Events, and completing a course in Marketing and Advertising, Beatrix brings with her a wealth of experience in these fields.
After studies she travelled the world, worked at an attorney’s office for ten years, operated a successful pottery business and moved to McGregor after getting married to her husband Cobus Mouton. After joining the Klipdrift Brand as PR Officer for two years, she joined the Robertson Wine Valley team in 2008.
PEOPLE: approx. 17500
INDUSTRIES: Agriculture - wine grapes, fruit farming, stock farming. Horse Stud Farms.
Known as the “ small town with a big heart ”, you will be surprised by the warm welcome which awaits you in this quaint country town. With 150 years of history, Victorian buildings and jacaranda-lined streets Robertson has grown into one of the most attractive Cape Winelands towns on Route 62.
With the great variety of attractions, activities, accommodation, and culinary delights on offer, no matter what time of year and no matter whom the visitor, Robertson ensures visitors an unforgettable stay.
The town was named after the Scottish Dutch Reformed Minister, Dr William Robertson. He was based in Swellendam and every 3 months visited the home of Mr Johan van Zijl from the farm Roodezandt to give church services to the families in the area.
In 1852 it was decided that a town be established and Mr van Zijl's farm was purchased for the then enormous sum of 4 200 pounds.
023 626 4437
Monday - Friday 08h00 - 17h00; Saturday 09h00 - 14h00; Sunday & Public Holidays 10h00 - 14h00
INDUSTRIES: Agriculture - Dairy (milk & cheese), wine grapes. Stock farming.
With majestic mountains on the one side and the ever-flowing Breede River on the other, with beautiful fruit and wine farms lining the way, the surrounds invite you into Bonnievale to meet the people who pride themselves for their warmth and unpretentious hospitality.
Here is accommodation for everyone's needs in this beautiful valley - from elegant guesthouses and old farm cottages to riverbank camping-sites. With the beautiful surrounds - what more do you need for a glorious relaxing break, away from the stresses and strains of modern living?
Christopher Rigg (originally from Scotland) married a Robertson district lass and they moved to the Bonnievale area in 1900. They had 3 daughters, but only one survived past infance - Mary Myrtle Rigg.
Sadly she contracted meningitis at age 8 and died. Rigg kept his promise to his daughter and built the small Norman-style church in Bonnievale in her memory.
082 871 9730
PEOPLE: approx. 3500
INDUSTRIES: Agriculture - Wine grapes, Olives, Tourism.
This charming, well-preserved mid 19th century village with its quaint, thatched cottages offers plenty outdoor activities, arts & crafts, tranquility and relaxation. Surrounded by mountain trails, fruit orchards, olive groves and vineyards the village has maintained a rural peaceful ambience inspirational to artists.
Visitors are spoiled for choice with a variety of activities on offer, like walking/hiking trails, mountain biking, 4x4 trails, bird watching as well as a pottery studio, art galleries, massage therapies and much more.
Accommodation includes gracious B&B's and rustic self-catering cottages.
The village of McGregor (originally called Lady Grey) was officially proclaimed in 1862 and divided into 2 and a half hectare plots. When these were auctioned it was advertised that the main road to Cape Town from the north owuld probably pass through the village. This never happened, and neither did the planned road over the mountains through the Boesmanskloof pass to Greyton.
023 625 1954
Monday - Friday 09h00 - 13h00; 14h00 - 16h30; Saturday & Public Holidays: 09h00 - 13:00; 14h00 - 16h00 Sunday: 09h00 - 13h00
INDUSTRIES: Agriculture - wine grapes, fruit farming.
The beautiful town of Montagu boasts an experience to satisfy all the senses, and great weather! We are not only famous for our Muscadel and Dried Fruit but health and wellness opportunities, adventure sports, agri-tourism and to top it all a friendly and vibey town with great restaurants and accommodation to suit everybody, from 4 star to budget, farm-stays and camping.
On the other side of the wall lies the little town of Ashton, home of fruit canning and the colourful township of Zolani, a part of the Arts & Crafts Route.
Kogmans (or Cogmans) Kloof is a poort (gorge) through the Langeberg between Ashton and Montagu. It is named after the Cogmans, a Khoi chiefdom that existed in the area around teh beginning of the 18th century. It wasn't until 1877 when Thomas Bain built the Tunnel through the Cogmans Kloof that trade began to develop in the area.
023 614 2728
Monday - Friday: 08h30 - 17h00; Saturday & Public Holidays: 09h00 - 17h00; Sunday: 09h30 - 17h00