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 represent 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.
Join us at the NG Church Hall in Piet retief Street, Montagu. A wide selection of great items will be on sale from eats and treats to jewelry and much more.
The highlight of the easter market, Oudan Potjiekos, will take place on Saturday, 25 March. Bring along the family and a picnnic basket.
Daily market hours are 10:00 - 18:00 and the market will be open on Saturdays from 09:00 - 15:00.
Call 023 614 1530 for more information.
Join the Paul René Golf Day 2017 presented by Wonderfontein and Robertson Golf Club.
Entry is R330 per person
Tee-off times: 07:15-08:30 and 11:15-13.00
Format 4BBBall Stableford (scramble drive)
Tickets available at registration
Braai after prize giving at R120/pp
Contact: 023 626 1090
This exciting event is hosted by Ashton's primary school and Excelsior winelands.
Entries are R40.00. Book your spots by contacting Francel Rabie at 082 221 6653 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 023 625 1871
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.
Alet was born and raised in Port Elizabeth. She made the move from PE to Robertson especially for the opportunity of working at Robertson Wine Valley as Marketing Assistant and is thrilled at the prospect of working with this vibrant team. Her area of interest lies mainly in content creation, stakeholder liaison and event management.
Lee-Andro de Wee, born and raised in our neighbouring town of Worcester. This young man completed his schooling in 2014 at Worcester Gymnasium. He studied Tourism through Boland College in Stellenbosch in 2015 - 2016. Currently he’s busy with his internship at Robertson Wine Valley as an Administrator.
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