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.
Jamie Jupitar- album launch!
Cost: R200 inclu. meal of Chicken & Cashew Stirfry.
Join us for a great evening!
Doc Maclean all the way from Mississippi Delta.
Cost: R200 inclu. meal of Chicken + Chorizo jumbalaya with corn.
Come and enjoy the evening together with us!
Come and enjoy our Market during Hands-on-Harvest Festival @ Lord's Wines.
From Award-winning wines, arts, crafts and food.
Contact: Jacques on 023 625 1265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This party takes place on the same weekend as the Hands-on-Harvest Festival here in Robertson, which makes it the perfect excuse to bring the family and make a weekend of it - come see how amazing our beautiful area really is.
While it might be in the middle of our harvest, it is also the middle of another important season of our life - yellowtail season!
We have always thought of ourselves as fishermen first, winemakers second, so come see how we celebrate the harvest here at Springfield.
Join us for a relaxed braai featuring freshly caught yellowtail, chips and a delicious green salad (not forgetting something sweet for dessert, of course - despite Abrie still being Banting we all love to indulge every now and again)
Cold wine will be available for purchase by the glass & the bottle, and our live jazz band will provide entertainment all day long.
We cannot wait to share the day with you - tickets are limited so do not delay!
Tickets available through Quicket - https://www.quicket.co.za/events/93359-a-springfield-kind-of-harvest-party/#/
Cost: Adults R200 - Kids Under 12 R100
See you there!
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 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0236163407.
Friday's are children’s day at The Montagu Bookshop.
We will be offering a 10% discount on any book/s purchased from the children’s shelves in The Bookshop.
We are creating a children’s story corner, where we are planning to read and tell stories. We would welcome any thoughts and ideas, that will create a fun and stimulating children’s story corner.
Bring your kids along!
Picnic with us this Summer!
Bring your own picnic basket and enjoy a free wine tasting on a leisurely afternoon underneath our famous big Pepper tree.
Kids will enjoy our jungle gym and spacious lawn giving you plenty of time to sip on our wines.
See you there!
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
Looking for something romantic to do with your partner?
The JHG Experience at Jan Harmsgat is available to in-house guests and day visitors and includes a history tour on our farm, an open Land Rover ride exploring our wine and pomegranate farm with pomegranate picking in season, wine tasting as well as a beautiful sunset picnic.
Cost: R350 per couple.
Bookings on firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com | 081 740 0145
River Cruises at Viljoensdrift are a must in the Robertson Wine Valley.
Find us along the R317 between Robertson / Ashton & Bonnievale.
Open Monday - Friday's: 9am – 5pm | Sat 10am – 4pm
- Deli closes 30 minutes prior to closing time.
River Cruise Price R90pp | (R20 for Kids u/12)
Book your river cruises online: https://viljoensdrift.co.za/river/
For more information call 023 615 1017 for details.
McGregor Winery - a unique offering not to be missed!
“Off the beaten track” is synonymous with McGregor, and so is the newly developed wine tasting experience offered by McGregor winery.
Wines made from the McGregor area have an unforgettable charm; and it is with this in mind that the McGregor range of Lifestyle Wines was inspired. Each wine is crafted to reflect McGregor’s wild nature in its flavours.
A first for South Africa - we have paired each of our lifestyle wines with a uniquely flavoured shortbread.
Visit us to experience this on our beautiful green lawn, and the backdrop of our inspiring landscape.
Cost: R85 per person
Bookings are essential.
Contact: 023 625 1741 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
email@example.com or 072 419 4933
Terms & Conditions:
Valid 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.
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