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.
Lord's Wines in-conjunction with the McGregor Poetry Festival presents an intimate evening of dinner, wine and a live reading from the author of "ra-t" at the cellar situated 10km outside McGregor on the road-to-nowhere.
This ground level portrait of London’s history through the figures of ra-t and puss-in-boot-s sears with sonic booms and majestic word-play swivels. The figures, with their split names suggesting that they are broken, hesitant, slippery and under stress, draw upon our knowledge of their past as street survivors. This is more of a third person exploration than a giving of voice to those that are mute. The rats and cool cats of the underground mingle with the weeds, vegetables and butterflies, scurry between gaps and the people that walk the streets.
Only 30 seats available.
Cost: R195 incl canapes, dinner and wine.
For more information contact Benita at firstname.lastname@example.org
After several years of sharing her exquisite Persian food and hosting private cooking & dining events in her home- Aliya is hosting a pop up "Persian Banquet" style event at Soute in Salt River (home of Food Jams). There are only 2 of these events currently scheduled- one on Friday August 23rd and one on Friday the 13th September - so if you want to explore this unique & sumptuous cuisine then make sure you book straight away as places are very limited!
Not only will there be 3 courses and 8 different dishes served up but there will also be an exotic welcome cocktail of Aliya's creation and some beautiful wine from Jan Haramsgat on the 23rd August and Lozärn on the 13th September.
Lord's Wines in-conjunction with the McGregor Poetry Festival presents an evening of comedy genius, dinner, wine and a barrel of laughs at the cellar situated 10km outside McGregor on the road-to-nowhere.
Benny Bushwacker (aka Ben Voss), the world`s funniest conservationist, and the only man to have walked the length of Africa barefoot. The legend returns to share what it takes to survive the African bush and for the African bush to survive.
The genial South African, who recently trended worldwide for banging heads with swashbuckling British survivalist, Bear Grylls, will be touring South Africa`s theatres and festivals with a hilarious yet sobering look at the collision between man and environment. For somebody who has spent more time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life than a hibernating Arctic wood frog, Benny Bushwacker brings untainted humanity and delicious humour to his performance that will have you laughing out loud and wondering why, when it comes to the bush, the most uncommon human trait, is common sense.
Book your seats soon for this wonderful look at life on the wild side, because, like the rhinos of Africa, you never know if you will get the chance to see it again.
Contact Benita Gouws at email@example.com for more information.
Open mic session hosted by Neil Sloane.
This is a free event open to anyone wishing to read or recite their poetry or to anyone who would like to sit back and listen to a range of poetry readings.
This collection of my poetry, prose, drawings and photos is the culmination of a number of years writing inspired by my overwhelming passion for life, nature and my need to share my quirky life view and sense of humor. I left Israel where I had been living for 17yrs. and came to live in Cape town- leaving my youngest daughter and 2 grand daughters back in Israel.
This motivated me to create this book so as to leave for them the opportunity to have a deep insight into my soul long after I am gone as it is an expose’ of how I think and feel about life, about motherhood, parent and grandparenthood, aging, spirituality creativity and randomly plucked memories from different stages of my life.
Renowned poet and educator, Kobus Moolman, will read with young poets Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese and Musa Khanyile.
Both Sindiswa and Musa have previously completed their Masters degrees in Creative Writing with Kobus.
Sindiswa is the winner of the 2017 Ingrid Jonker award for her debut collection, Loud and Yellow Laughter. Musa will read from his chapbook,The Internal Saboteur, which is part of the African Poetry Book Fund’s 2019 boxset New Generation African Poets.
Kobus is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Western-Cape. Sindiswa was recently appointed to the Department of English at the University of Cape Town, and Musa is a student counsellor at the University of Cape Town.
Tickets to be purchased online via computicket.com
Wederom is proud to be hosting the REEDS 3 Day Ladies MTB event for the second year in a row!
Experience breathtaking views, wining and dining along the route at unique spots, and warm hospitality with hearty food from your hosts at Wederom. For those who are in need of some pampering and TLC, we will even offer wine tastings and sport massages (you decide if you book them together)
Join us again this year for a fun-filled weekend, exploring the Robertson Valley on a mountain bike.
Do not miss out on this one ladies! Enter NOW!
CA2CX MTB Tour
Come and join!
A run for everyone!
Fun and scenic trails, relaxed vibe and festive atmosphere. No cut off times, no pressure.
More information at : run2nowhere.co.za
See you there!
After the success of the 2018 "Local is Lekker" Indaba, the Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association will be organising another Indaba to be held at the KWV Building on the 6th September 2019, to showcase some of our exciting local produce.
There is such a rich array of goods and services in our valley that most people do not even know about - as was proved again this year! Diarise this date well in advance so that you do not miss it! We will post all the details of the event closer to the time. Please spread the word!
For more information you can contact: Fida Hess - firstname.lastname@example.org
SA’s top rock band at the courtyard this September.
Not to be missed- we won't.
Tickets can be booked at the follwing link: www.qkt.io/watershedatc
Crazy Spring special!
Book directly and receive a 20% discount on a 2 night stay or 30% on a 3 night stay.
Please use reference “Crazy Spring Special”.
In addition we are offering a 3 course dinner including wines available at R340pp
Be sure to book early in order to avoid disappointment.
Book with Kirstin on 023 615 2050 or email@example.com
Robertson Wine Valley is celebrating their 14th Wine on the River festival in partnership with Nedbank on 11 – 13 October 2019.
On this weekend the most talented winemakers, innovative craftspeople and inspiring chefs from the area will be congregating on Goudmyn Farm off the R317, to treat festival goers to over 25 wine farms to showcase the best fine wines.
Book your seat at this years’ Wine Theatre and be entertained by hosts, Jon Meinking and Wanda Cronje, for unique wine tastings and food pairing experiences that will satiate your senses.Treat yourself with a Connoisseurs ticket and be a VIP for a day in the Nedbank Lounge inclusive of all sorts of goodies and treats. Meander through stalls that will showcase local produce, artisanal fare and all sorts of beautiful keepsakes, while listening to live music. A dedicated children’s area will offer activities for all ages. The popular boat cruise will offer leisurely river trips or book a wine safari ride to take you to nearby farms. A glamping package is on offer inclusive of tickets, transport, wine and more.
Tickets available from Howler and vary from R150 – R350. A VIP ticket at R750.
More info on accommodation, transport and wine theatre bookings visit www.wineonriver.com
Contact the organisers’ on 023 626 3167 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience Wine on the River in full by booking the glamping option at R3000 for two for two nights!
The glamping site is only 15km away from the festival site and includes: dome tent & gazebo | two weekend festival tickets | boat cruise for two
wine | shuttle | breakfast & coffee.
For more info read online at www.wineonriver.com or contact our offices to book at email@example.com
Extreme 20K mountain biking track now open at Jan Harmsgat.
Enjoy some ice cold beer, wine and kids acivities or a light lunch of your choice through-out the day.
Contact details: 023 616 3407 / 079 207 0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
R20 entrance incl free beer or hunters gold
Every Friday | at the courtyard | Come and join in the fun and see what amazing talent we have around our beautiful village.
CONTACT: 071 432 7778/082 4452145
Tuesday Tea /Coffee mornings are here for your enjoyment!
Dates: Every Tuesday morning until end September.
Costing: R25 pp
"T+3" coffee mornings - your choice of 3 sandwiches or cakes with Tea/Coffee served to you by our wonderful volunteers while you enjoy the views.
Contact: Christopher on 023 614 3565 OR 079 999 3137
Introducing Wednesday- Local nights!
Spice up your week with authentic curry & all the trimmings!
Price: R120.00 per person
Includes a Saggy Stone Craft Beer or a glass of Jan Harmsgat’s finest wine.
Contact details: email@example.com / 087 012 5356
Bookings: 087 057 4507 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 85km of MTB trails right in our backyard that tracks through the Rooiberg Breederiver Conservancy to various local stops.
Enjoy scenic biking challenges with minimal technical difficulty on a dream trail, located less than 2 hours outside of Cape Town that includes accommodation, great food, top SA craft beer, biking gear, single track, and of course a broad range of award winning wine from Rooiberg Winery.
Daily Permits: R50 per bike | Yearly Permits: R300
Contact our tasting room for more information: email@example.com | 023 626 1663
Great news for our friends who are fans of life spent on two wheels.⠀
We have just launched our brand new mountain biking trail and the good news continues, as we know your bike definitely has more gears and better tyres than our old farm version.⠀
Extreme 20km mountain bike track now open at Jan Harmsgat.
To find out more details and book your ride please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find delicious food & wine ready to order at Bodega de Vinho restaurant when you stop at Rooiberg Winery.
#rooibergwines #bodega #foodandwine
We are open on Monday's - Friday's @ 8am–5pm & Saturday's @ 9am-4pm
Contact: email@example.com | 023 626 1243
Our 5km trail run cuts through the vineyards of Excelsior Wine Estate and is open to all visitors on Saturday mornings.
#excelsiorwine #vineyardrun #tastethelifestyle Robertson Tourism Robertson Wine Valley
Contact us on 023 615 1980 for more details or to confirm dates.
THE BEST WAY TO EXPLORE ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY
Welcome to the Wine Valley Safari where we offer safe, reliable, convenient and extremely fun transport in an open-air safari vehicle. Allowing you to fully breathe in and discover the Robertson Wine Valley in all its glory. Choose from self-guided hop-on hop-off routes to pre-packaged wine tasting tours. Let us be your personal chauffeur, while you relax and enjoy a memorable excursion in a socially-buzzed atmosphere. We operate Mondays to Sundays. The Safari vehicle follows a different route each day. Every route has a unique adventure to explore. You will be spoiled for choice from wine-, mcc-, craft beer, whiskey, gin, grapa- and olive tastings to food and wine pairings, a lavender farming tour, a river cruise, cellar tours, a cultural McGregor Village tour and amazing lunch spots. We look forward to welcoming you on-board!
View their website for more information: https://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/westerncape/wine-valley-safari/
Contact details to confirm bookings: Email firstname.lastname@example.org | 081 740 0145
Stop at Rooiberg along #Route62 and snap a photo of yourself on the Biggest Red Chair in Africa!
If you post to social media, you can tag Rooiberg Wines and #bigredchair.
Want peace and quite?
Book yourself into the most luxurious game reserve lodge for the most beautifull scenery.
Contact us today to hear more about our exclusive offerings.
email@example.com or 072 419 4933
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. She is keen and very excited about her role and hopes that her creative energy, passion and experience will take the Valley from strength to strength, locally and internationally. Beatrix married her best friend Kobus in 2012. She has a beautiful daughter of 4 and bulletjie of 1.
Growing up in the Langeberg Area, and surrounded by wine, Charmain has always been passionate about wine & the making processes. After she finished her Tourism Degree at Boland College, she worked for Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons in Paarl/Franscchoek. Charmain moved to De Wetshof Estate in Robertson, where she worked for the 10 years before joining the RWV team in September 2018. She successfully completed numerous courses, and also completed a course in wine evaluation at the University of Stellenbosch. Her challenges and aims for the future are to continue building on the foundations established by her predecessors at RWV and to successfully complete all wine programmes, and to make a positive contribution to all the wine projects and initiatives the Robertson Wine Valley has to offer.
Shaylyn Pretorius has recently moved to Robertson from Gordon’s Bay. She obtained her National Senior Certificate at Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West and studied Marketing Management at Stellenbosch. She is a passionate young lady with a build-up of inspiration alongside with ambition in her to strive for everything that she tackles in life. She lives by the saying: “There’s more to life, than life itself”. By moving to Robertson for new experiences, with that being said, she believes in collecting moments and cherishing the small things in life to enable her to reach her goals. She joined the RWV team in August 2018.
Happiness was born in Ashton. She obtained her National Senior Certificate at Ashton Public Combined School. After obtaining her matric certificate, she went to study Management Assistant, at West Coast College in Citrusdal. She joined the RWV team in February 2019 through a Learnership from Sims Khula and Graham Beck Skills Centre. She is a hard-worker and always willing to help out with an extra hand. She has ample amounts of enthusiasm which creates an entertaining atmosphere. With Happiness by your side, everyone is happy.
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.
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