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.
The Robertson Wine Valley is proud to host its 11th Hands-on Harvest festival. This down-to-earth Autumn celebration takes place 1 - 3 March 2019 and offers families a chance to experience the magic of harvest. This fruity fiesta is bigger and better than ever and is poised to shake up Route 62 during the 2019 harvest season. It boasts a wonderful programme of events that includes the towns of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson. With more than 20 wineries, estates and other establishments taking part, this food and wine affair spoils visitors for choice with a wide variety of tailor-made activities. Experience the grape’s journey from vine to barrel to glass by grape picking & stomping, vineyard safaris and blending & tasting experiences. Enjoy riverside lunches, vineyard picnics and food & wine pairings.
Set under our blooming pecan nut trees, our famous picnics make the perfect date for the month of love.
Each basket is packed lovingly with only freshly produced gourmet foods - crispy baguette, biltong pate, local cheeses, seasonal fruit and lots more, along with a bottle of sparkling wine.
As an added bonus book your picnic now and stand a chance to win a one night’s romantic stay for two guests sharing.
The rate for a picnic is R350.00 for two guests sharing.
For bookings and reservations please contact:
087 057 4507
Valentines Day is all about romance.
Let your romance blossom under the stars at Rietvallei, surrounded by mood setting music. Celebrate your relationship with a gourmet picnic and crown the moment by toasting your milestones with delicious JohnB Bubbly.
(Food prepared by Kokkedoor finalist Toitnette Du Toit)
Starts at 6pm on Valentines Day
Only R350.00 per couple
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Ps: Bring your own picnic blanket from home to give it your own personal touch.
OPTOG! is op pad! Ons bussies word volgepak met ’n feestelike verskeidenheid van die beste musiek- en teatervermaak. Elke konsert is ’n kleurvolle ervaring en ’n verbeeldingryke viering van alles wat mooi is… ag, eintlik sommer net 'n viering van die lewe! En so tussen my en jou: daar is ook ’n paar heerlike verrassings op pad. Een ding is vir seker: ons laai iets vir almal in! Kry jou planne in plek: beplan jou outfit, bespreek vir jou ’n bus, ‘n trein of ‘n tuk-tuk, of as jy moet, leen jou buurman se blink nuwe BMW! Hoe dit ook al sy…daag net OP! Kortpad / Langpad - ’n viering van die moderne liedjies in die Afrikaanse folk-genre met Koos Kombuis, Herman Kleinhans, Bottomless Coffee Band en Johrné van Huyssteen
A 5* Wellness Yoga Retreat in collaboration with Jan Harmsgat JHG Historic Farm and Country House! We invite you to join us on a luxurious getaway weekend where you are granted the space and freedom to embark on a journey of Self-Exploration, Mindfulness, Transformation, Relaxation and Connection. You will find yourself in a safe, secluded environment allowing you to delve deep into understanding the Self, transforming your emotional and physical well-being, relaxing under the stars and connecting to nature in it's absolute magnificence! ** R4990.00 per person ** Space is limited to 21 attendees, first come first serve basis.
Start your wedding planning adventure at the Robertson Wedding Fair. Get your bridal party involved and don’t miss out on this experience. Book a weekend getaway with your friends and family and just talk wedding.Tickets at the gate R80 or available online from web tickets at R70.
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Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266211703600972/
There are but few things in life like a bond between a mother and a daughter.
To celebrate mothers this month we are hosting a mother-daughter tea.
This day will be filled with beautiful decor, entertaining workshops and inspiring guest speakers.
All of the proceeds will be going to our Créche Rietjiesvallei to support the farm children.
All mothers and/or daughters are welcome.
For more information contact Charlize@rietvallei.co.za
Bemind Vetkoek Mondays is back every Monday from 17:30- 19:30 from 24 January 2019.
Curry Mince Vetkoek R30
Cheese & Jam Vetkoek R25
Bookings: Ilse 083 380 1648
See you at Bemind!
Introducing Wednesday- Local nights!
This relaxed and boisterous neighbourhood Country House is the perfect place to blow off midweek steam, with a (free) JHG glass of wine or a Saggy Stone craft beer, once you order our burger or ribs special! Only R120pp
Starts on Wednesday, 12 December and will run every Wednesday at Jan Harmsgat Country House.
There are many ways to enjoy the wilderness of Melozhori; game drives at your leisure under the expert guidance of the guides who'll share their vast knowledge of the wildlife, as well as their passion for the unique vegetation on the reserve and the ongoing conservation of the land. A relaxing hike through the veld, or if you're experienced on horse back, Melozhori has well schooled horses that are without doubt the best way to experience the wildlife and the veld. For mountain bike enthusiasts, Melozhori offers unchartered land for you to explore and has hosted a number of prestigious mountain biking events.. Finally, take a sundowner picnic into the veld and in the quiet of the evening, listen to those sounds unique to the African veld.
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Roam Rooiberg is a nature venue situated on the Rooiberg mountain, on the R60, opposite Rooiberg Winery. You will be surprised to find an expert cycling shop with a well-equiped workshop 1.5km into the mountain. A spectacular part of the Rooiberg Breede River Consevancy MTB trail passes over the property. You can do various distances of exceptional mtb riding to suit your ability. Regular evening rides and trail runs/walks are part of the things-to-do calender of the area. After the action, partakers and their families relax on the wooden deck enjoying the sunset and the meal of the day. The restaurant offers hearty home cooked meals, snacks and mouth-watering cheese cake to refresh you after the envigorating exercise of walking or riding. Our Coffeeshop is open to the the nature lovers every Friday and Saturday from 09h00-15h00.
Booking is essential. Contact Jacques 082 446 8764 or whats app 082 297 8592.
Our “Taste-the Difference” wine tasting experience is more than just tasting wine. It is conducted in our unique 100+ year old underground fermentation tanks (kuip). You will ‘taste the difference’ between two vintages of three cultivars (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz), the difference of taste and aroma of the three wines in ordinary wine glasses compared to grape specific glasses (RIEDEL – crystal glasses). Pairing each of our wines with 3 different chocolates and food preserves while listening to music paired with specific wine. Rowan and Caryl have procured paintings from a little-known artist in Gauteng, to which the wine can be paired…really a unique experience! Cost: R160pp Availability: 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm Mon – Sat *Booking required We also offer a standard tasting on our outside deck or patio. It consists of tasting our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Shiraz in grape specific glasses. Cost: R35pp Peruse our different offerings – our platters are quite popular and served in Caryl’s Bistro. See attachments 4, 5 & 6 – if you wish, these can be ordered and paid for prior to your visit. We also have various toasted sandwiches, fries and scrumptious omelettes. Cost: from R40 – R85 Are operating hours are from Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm. Saturday’s and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. We are closed on Sundays.
Join us on Saturday mornings for a run through the vineyards and fresh air. Dogs are welcome (on leash).
023 615 1980
Skydive Robertson, originally Skydive Citrusdal, is the premium student dropzone in the Atlantic Western Cape and the greater Cape Town area.
Skydive Robertson is situated at Robertson Airfield just east of the picturesque and historic town of Robertson. We are 90 minutes drive from Cape Town, at the heart of the scenic world renowned Route 62, where you can find South Africa’s finest wines. Skydive Robertson is the longest running Parachute Association of South Africa (PASA) approved dropzone in South Africa, and operates on weekends throughout the year. We attract everyone from first time jumpers and students through to sports skydivers of all levels of experience from all skydiving disciplines and from all walks of life.
Saturdays and Sundays weather permitting.
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!
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Enjoy the surrounding nature while paddling gently down this scenic stretch of the Breede River with our experienced guides. There is plenty of bird life and the mountain views are amazing.
The river is gentle enough for first timers, with enough small rapids to make it exciting. Rafting Route 62 is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. So if you have driven the scenic Route 62 and enjoyed it, then why don't you try and paddle it.
• Meet at Robertson Backpackers at 09.00. The group is then transported to the river.
• Each person is issued with a boat ( 2 persons per boat ), paddle and lifejacket.
• Dry bags are available for personal belongings and cameras.
• The trip includes, biscuits, soft drinks and a picnic lunch, which is enjoyed on the banks of the river.
• The group is then transported back to Robertson Backpackers where accommodation is available.
Contact details: Telephone: 023 626 1280 | Mobile: 072 447 5991
Run / Walk 5km every Saturday at 08:00 from Robertson Winery. Each competitor must register to Robertson parkrun for free and no need to do it ever again, without the register barcode we will not be able to record your results. This can be done at web http://www.parkrun.co.za/ as soon as our web is life (Three weeks before our opening event). Robertson parkrun is for the community and is organised by the community and therefore belongs to the community, Robertson parkrun core committee play only the leading role in this. More info: Andries Vermeulen 082 924 7076
First and foremost we provide a permanent home and loving care to destitute, rescued donkeys. Since the founding of Eseltjiesrus we have cared for more than thirty donkeys at the Sanctuary and placed further numbers in approved foster homes. Each donkey is cared for and checked at least twice a day. Eyes and hooves are cleaned, fly repellant applied, and any little wounds or infections are treated. They are fed three different types of hay twice a day and the elderly or thin donkeys get bowls of soft food in a separate enclosure twice a day.
The site is intensively managed, irrigated, manure removed and fences checked. Great for kids- and you can adopt a donkey!
Tel: +27 (0) 23 625 1593 | Email: email@example.com
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.
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