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.
Dine with us in the months of June and July and stand a chance to win this incredible prize!
For reservations contact: 023 626 4134 / email@example.com
See you then!
Herbal market and stalls, exciting speakers and demonstrations, launch of the museum's new Herbal Remedies book and guided tours through the museum's and local herb gardens
CONTACT: 023 614 1950 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience the exclusive launch of the latest Pinot Noir vintage by Lord’s Wines.
A dinner carefully created and curated by the very talented Tess Allen of The Farmer’s Table. All produce locally and ethically sourced, some even from Tess’ farm. Each dish will marry a wine in the vertical Pinot Noir tasting line-up.
Cost: R300 per person
24 pax / Bookings essential
Contact details: Events@lordswinery.com
During the last weekend in July, the KWV Building Complex and the Old Mission Church in Montagu’s Long Street will host a variety of authors and panelists as part of the annual Montagu Book Festival.
Authors include (in no particular order) Anne Dreyer Erasmus, Colin Johnson, Patricia Schonstein, Jacques le Roux, Theo Kemp, Don Pinnock, Karina Szczurek, Melissa A. Volker, Irma Joubert, Finuala Dowling, Tania Smit, David Grier, Wilhelm Verwoerd, Duncan Brown, Jopie Coetzee and Shirmoney Shamia Rhode. Analysts, commentators and activists like Jan-Jan Joubert, Leon Schreiber, Christi van der Westhuizen, Carel Anthonissen, André Bartlett, Spiwo Xapile and Michelle Newhoudt Boonzaaier will participate in panel discussions about the political landscape after the general elections, challenges for the agriculture sector, and the future role of religious institutions in an increasingly secularised world.
A food-and-wine pairing with a cabaret-style show dedicated to the writings of Adam Small will cater for the discerning cultural palate.
Ticket prices:R150 for the whole weekend
R100 for a single day
R50 for a single session (individual author’s talk or panel discussion)
These tickets prices exclude the food-and-wine pairing and Adam Small show, which will be priced separately.
Tickets are available from the Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association office at 24 Bath Street, Montagu- 023 614 2471.
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 - email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / 087 012 5356
Bookings: 087 057 4507 | email@example.com
Come spend a long and lazy Sunday afternoon with us on our farm and enjoy our Sunday Lunch menu.
Main only: R185 pp
Three-course: R285 pp
Bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Prepare #theperfectpicnic for you & your crew at our #deli and match it to a bottle of award winning Villion MCC.
Gates open: M-F: 9am – 5pm | Sat 10am – 4pm | Sun 10am – 3pm. Deli closes 30 minutes prior to closing time
Open 7 days a week until end April!
email@example.com | 023 615 1017
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
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