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.
We are taking reservations of a one-off Fundraiser Wild Feast for McGregor Magic.
The style is a long table of 50 people as a Private function at Open Kitchen, McGregor
Tess of the Farmers Table, has created a menu inspired by indigenous plant flavours. Ideally we are appealing to Langeberg Residents. It is on a first come first served basis at a cost of R330 per person to include complementary glasses mentioned. Otherwise, there is a bar for drinks at guests own accounts. (No corkage unfortunately allowed for drinks brought in)
Please make payments via McGregor Tourism who have tickets & keep a record/update.
McGregor Tourism: 023 625 1954
Our flowers & horticulture are World class, so here is a new event involving the new Curator of Kirstenbosch, our World Fellowship Bonsai Master, a Shaman offering a Guided Walk of indigenous Medicinal plants & many other experts.. all proud of beautiful SA Flora.
With your support, we hope that this is the first of a growing event in the Cape (A budding Chelsea of the Langeberg).
In fact, if you have members or know of traders with relevant products, there is a Garden Market for them to apply & join in!
Cape Winelands District Municipality and KaapAgri are kind sponsors, among others in the Horticultural Trade.
The Quickets link is given to all tickets, via https://qkt.io/mcgregormagic1
Lord’s Wines will be hosting a vineyard walk with assistant winemaker, Samuel Lekay, for McGregor Open Gardens.
Join us for a Grill & Chill Day this Heritage Day in collaboration with Chinè van Aarde Photography!
We offer you a day filled with fun and entertainment with family and friends at Caryl’s Bistro in the beautiful Robertson Wine valley.
You will be spoiled to a Braai pairing along with a main meal that will leave you wanting more and ending it all with a delicious serving of our famous Shiraz ice-cream surprise!
R375pp for Adults & R55pp for Children
Maximum capacity 60
We are excited to announce our next wine dinner in collaboration with De Wetshof Estate!
For more information contact 023 626 4134 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ondersteun die Bonnievale Lentemark saam met ons!
Daar sal pragtige uitstallers wees, en heerlike eetgoed in die teetuin.
Kaartfasiliteite is beskikbaar.
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
First in Montagu – First in South Africa!
The programme for the Montagu Herb Fest is spread over three days.
On Saturday and Sunday there will be guided hikes to Donkerkloof to visit the area where most of the herbs used in the Montagu Museum herbal mixtures are harvested. There will also be interactive discussions on sustainability. Stalls will be selling local products, herbs, snacks, T-shirts and local artifacts. Guest speakers will be Dr Deoni van Rensburg, Marina Rabie, Henk and Juanita Venter, Jeremy Acton and Dr Yvette van Wijk. Local restaurants will prepare special “Herb Festival” dishes and/or tasting menus. The Montagu Nature Garden will have a guided walk on Sunday and will host an early Saturday Sunset Concert and picnic - featuring local musicians. The local Montagu Art Association will hold an art and sculpture exhibition in the “Secret Garden” around the corner in Church Street. This is a small public park where the museum and the municipality have already planted a selection of indigenous herbs. Guided tours of Joubert House will take place every hour.
For any further information – or if you would like to hire a stall, please contact the Herb Festival coordinator, Anneline Mohammedt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rietvallei verwelkom `n duet met Kevin Leo en Jannie Moolman!
Ons eie Toitnette gaan weer die heerlike kos maak en daar is `n gratis "amuse bouche" op die tafels aan die begin van die aand.
Maak seker jy is lekker vroeg hier en kom geniet die aand saam met ons!
Ons het net 100 kaartjies beskikbaar.
Paul René MCC cordially invites you and a partner to indulge in the beauty, simplicity and elegance at the 4th annual Splash of Pink, Paul Rene Bubbly Festival taking place at the picturesque Wonderfontein Estate in Robertson on Saturday 9 November 2019.
Enjoy great live music brought to you by class acts such as Newton & Co and the #Shakers (Eddie & Band). Enjoy Craft Gin tastings and combinations brought to you by Six Dogs Distillery. Guests will be spoiled with luxury country hospitality. Food items including Saldanha Bay Oysters, Norwegian Salmon and other fresh treats will be for sale and can be enjoyed in the tent or picnic style on the lawn. In addition we will be joined by the Graffiti Grub Food Truck, Plum Events, & Be Human Kraggies CC with delicious meal varieties. Grownups can challenge each other to a game of boules, badminton or croquet, while horse rides, face painting and a swimming pool can keep the kids occupied.
“Personally I recommend grabbing a bottle of Paul René Brut and a bucket of oysters, then going to find a shady spot overlooking the beautiful Langeberg mountains to relax whilst listening to Newton & Co’s live music.” says Paul René winemaker, Henk van Niekerk.
Entry fee is R285 per adult (children free) and includes your glass and welcome bubbly-drink along with a beautiful goodie bag containing a surprise or two. Tickets are available from Webtickets (online or from Pick n Pay) and are capped at 300 to ensure a high-end intimate affair.
Book Now to avoid disappointment!
No tickets will be sold on the day.
Contact us on 083 380 3980 or email@example.com for more details.
Arrive in style with a splash of pink and indulge in the beauty, simplicity and elegance at the home of Paul René at the Wonderfontein farm in Robertson. Family and friends will experience the heart and soul of authentic hand crafted Paul René Brut and Brut Rosé.
Ice cold bubbly at a special festival price will be for sale all day, together with craft gin combinations. Food items including Saldana Bay oysters, Norwegian salmon and other fresh treats can be enjoyed in the tent or picnic-style on the lawn. Challenge a friend to a game of boule or croquet, while kid’s activities will keep the young ones occupied.
Entry fee is R285 per adult (children free).
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
Come and enjoy our popular Local Nights series, every Wednesday night at Jan Harmsgat JHG.
Choose between Pizza or Pasta, including a Saggy Stone Craft Beer or a glass of JHG wine.
Cost: R120.00 only
To book, email: email@example.com or call 0236163407.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 023 626 1243
Our brand new JHG Experience, available for day visitors and in-house guests, includes a history tour on our farm, Land Rover ride exploring our wine and pomegranate farm with pomegranate picking in season, wine tasting as well as a sunset picnic.
Cost: R350 per couple
Bookings on email@example.com or call 0870125356.
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.
Make your booking today. Don't miss out!
For more information- contact 023 626 4134 or email@example.com
Midweek special- pay for 3 nights, stay for 4
2 game drives included
Pensioner midweek special- 20% Discount Minimum 3 night stay
2 game drives included
We have now added a fireplace to the cottage lounge, a pool, a fire pit with director’s chairs and décor upgrades. We also now welcome guests with a complimentary Melozhori grape juice, fresh fruit bowl, home-made rusks, and freshly baked bread.
We now also include in cottage booking the following small items- ice, firewood, 1 x bag of charcoal, 1 x packet of firelighters, 500 ml milk, coffee, tea, sugar, salt & pepper, oil & vinegar.
Terms & Conditions:
Valid from 26 Aug 2019 to 30 November 2019 and then again from 5 January 2020 to 30 November 2020
Easter weekend and school holidays excluded
Want peace and quite?
Book yourself into the most luxurious game reserve lodge for the most beautifull scenery.
Game Drive special:
3 hour game drive with a complimentary soft drink
6 guests, Pay for 4 guests, R300 per person
8 guests, Pay for 6 guests, R300 per person
Contact us today to hear more about our exclusive offerings.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 072 419 4933
Terms & Conditions:
Valid from 26 Aug 2019 to 30 November 2019 and then again from 5 January 2020 to 30 November 2020
Easter weekend and school holidays excluded
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