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.
Good Friday and Sunday- Closed
Monday 22 April closed: 09:00-13:00
Cost: Free entry
For Enquiries: Paasmark@ngkmontagu.org OR 023 614 1530
On Easter Weekend 19-21 April Lord’s Wines will have plenty going on at the cellar:
* Hot Cross Bun wine pairing
* The Lucky Barrel Draw- where prizes can be won
* Sunday Easter Egg hunt for the kids (starts 11:00)
* Light lunches & plenty more surprises
Book your table now and celebrate Easter with Lord's Wines.
Contact details: Events@lordswinery.com or 0236251265
With Gholf, food and music- amazing artists such as Appel, Adam Tas, Pierre Rossouw, Fatman, Demi Lee Moore, Wynand & Cheree and more…
Since this is purely a Fundraiser event Montagu-Ashton Tourism has agreed to donate the Normal 10% Accommodation Commission to the Drought Relief Fund.
Thus our special request to please consider that all Accommodation bookings for this event be channelled through the Montagu-Ashton Tourism office.
As the hashtag say: #kleindorpiegroothart
Join us for the art exhibition of talented artists Sue Paulsen and Herma Kitching. Meet the artists and browse their work over a glass of our award winning Zandvliet wine.
RSVP: By 20 April | 084 476 0841 / email@example.com
Spoil your mother, daughter or special friend with a fabulous morning of wine, food and music!
*Book now to avoid disappointment - Limited tickets available
• A One-on-one cake décor class, by Wessels van Vuuren from Koekedoor
• Live performance by André and the Swingers
• Bubbly on arrival with small snacks
• Brunch by Kokkedoor finalist, Toitnette du toit (wine included)
• Various exhibitors during the day
To book please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org / 023 626 3596
#rietvallei #timelesstradtition #craftingbeauty #mothersday
Will we see you there....? #cabfranc #wine #winetasting #funtimes #winepeople #tastingthebest #bushmanspadestate
Costing :Tickets from 1st April on www.plankton.mobi
Dirk Havenga is die nuwe sang- en musiekonderwyser op die dorp. Hy het ‘n terugslag as musikant beleef in die stad, en probeer nou sy heil vind op die platteland. Hy is metodies, passievol oor musiek en kruip weg agter ‘n gordyn van sarkasme en harde werk. Mariëtte Labuschagne werk in ‘n boekwinkel op dieselfde dorp. Sy droom haar hele lewe lank van ‘n loopbaan op die verhoog. Al wat sy wil doen is sing en “perform”. Sy is spontaan, lewenslustig, altyd gereed met ‘n grappie. Sy is reg vir haar eerste sangles. Is Dirk? Hierdie kombinasie kan óf ‘n resep vir ‘n ramp wees óf dalk net wat hule albei nodig het? Diè produksie beloof om iets te wees wat jou ore, lagspiere, traankliere en hart sal aanraak! Kom geniet ‘n genotvolle aand by JANEZA.
Cost: R200 pp
The Wacky Butterfly Trail Run takes place at the beautiful Jan Harmsgat farm near Swellendam/Bonnievale on the weekend of the Wacky Wine Festival in the Robertson valley.
It is presented by the Barrydale Hospice as a fundraiser event. Entries via www.entryninja.com. On the day entries will be available. Cash only.
Short route (5 km): R 90 | Long route (10 km): R 120 | Registration: 07:00 | Start: 08:00 (10km) and 08:15 (5km) | Prize giving & Lucky Draws: 10:00 | Online Entries through Entry Ninja until 5 June at 12pm | Medals to all finishers | Waterpoints: 10km 2 points and 5km one point. Please be self supported if you need more | NOT PRAM FRIENDLY. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
IMPORTANT: The race will happen on the farm opposite the Jan Harmsgat Country House entrance. (From Ashton on your right and from Swellendam on your left). The prize giving will then move over to the Jan Harsmgat Country House at 10:00. Please note the trail is not an easy one. You will have hills and loose stones. Mostly jeep track. INDEMNITY FORM NEEDS TO BE SIGNED PRIOR TO THE RACE.
Contact: Adèle Groenewald | Cell: 082 334 3670 | E-mail: email@example.com
Your contribution by entering this trail run will benefit all hospice patients as well as the community of Barrydale.
The famed Wacky Wine Weekend takes place from 7 – 9 June 2019. This well–established event has become a wine institution in the social calendars of people across the country, attracting wine connoisseurs, novices and families & friends alike travelling far and wide to “taste the lifestyle”.
2019 marks Wacky Wine Weekend’s 16th anniversary and the offering this year includes produce from over thirty established wineries and tourism establishments in the Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson region. The participating wineries will be opening their cellar doors to showcase the finest vintages in the Robertson Wine Valley. Over the course of Wacky Wine Weekend, award-winning wines can be savoured through tours, pairings and interactive tastings by exceptional winemakers. Live music, food stalls with hearty country cuisine and fun activities for children complete the well-rounded entertainment experience.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 023 626 3167 | www.wackywineweekend.com
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 / email@example.com
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
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
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.
Start with a delicious Tin Plate Ontbyt breakfast feast or sweet pancakes, wander around with a cup of fresh strong filter coffee, or a squeezed- on-the-spot fruit and veggie juice. Enjoy the fragrant aromas of freshly baked bread and be in time to purchase the most delicious cakes and melktert! Or take home the very best english pork pies, crisp butter biscuits, homebaked rusks, mouthwatering koeksusters, award winning goat's cheeses, red-hot Mauritian Chili sauces, real dutch style plaaskaas, butter, eggs, pies, pesto's, pickles, olives, tapenades, prize-winning olive oil, juicy jams, and unusual local delicacies, freshly picked vegetables, local fruit and all manner of tasty fare.
Browse a selection of fine books, antique tools and vintage bric-a-brac, find smocked girl's dresses and funky hand-dyed fashions, be amazed at the intricate wireworks, embroideries and crewel-work. There are gorgeous hand crafted jewellery, decor items and crafts. Find bright baskets, happy handbags, busy beanies, oak barrel furniture, rustic and classicly styled frames, cheeseboards, affordable artworks, crystals, exquisite gifts and beadwork, handmade cards and so much more!
So come along to relax under the trees and enjoy an "ietsie van als" with us!
Angelique Delderfield at 084 389 0121 or email: email@example.com
Bookings: 087 057 4507 | 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
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