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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
See you then!
Kom ontdek die uitdaging en vreugde van ’n skryfkursus gekombineer met klasse in Klein-Karoo kulinêre kuns in een van Montagu se mees elegante historiese huise.
Montagu se Boekefees bied hierdie jaar ’n uitsonderlike geleentheid aan 11 mense om hul kreatiwiteit binne ink en kruie te ontdek: ’n skryfkursus onder die bekwame leiding van Riana Scheepers en kosdemonstrasies onder leiding van Jacques Erasmus van Hemelhuijs. Dít alles in Montagu waar die berge jou in haar skoot sus.
Die skryfskool sluit die kreatiewe sessies saam met Riana in, asook middag- en aandetes deur Jonkmanshof se span. Aandetes sal die tema van woord en kos verder ondersoek, deur na plaaslike verskaffers, hul produkte en voorbereiding te kyk.
’n Historiese toer van die dorp op ’n kunsfiets deur Marchelle van Zyl van Flying Feet is ook ingesluit om deelnemers verder bekend te stel aan die geskiedenis van die dorp.
Inligting en besprekings by Mareletta Mundey op 082 444 3927 / email@example.com
Calling all local vendors:
Lord's Wines will be having a Chritsmas in July market on the 24th of July.
- 2x2m stalls
- Stand cost R50
- Bring your own table. Table must have some Christmas spirit. Decorate as you feel.
- Please indicate in email if you will need electricity.
- Any open air fryer won't be allowed as the event will be inside and we can't keep the doors open due to rain and wind.
If you want to be a vendor at the market; whether it is arts, crafts, food or something that would fit for a market stall, please contact Benita Gouws at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Route 62 Brewing Company is joining several other businesses in Montagu in celebrating Christmas in July. We will be designing several special waffles to celebrate this event, which also coincides with the Montagu Book Festival.
Need to spoil yourself a little to get warm this July- order online now www.bushmanspad.co.za
#christmasinjuly #orderonline #special #whynot #treatyourself #greatwine #bushmanspad #sales #warmup #notforsaletopersonsundertheageof18
Enjoy Christmas Feast Dinner every Wednesday and Saturday for the whole month of July at Lord's GUEST Lodge.
Please call us on 0236251881 or email@example.com for more information.
Frank Opperman met ‘n splinternuwe eenmanvertoning en dit beloof om gehore nog meer aan te gryp en te laat lag as in enige van sy vorige vertonings. Hierdie keer is Frank ‘n Skoolhoof met die bynaam “DONKIE”, wat die wind net van voor kry! Alles loop verkeerd. Hy is ‘n man onder druk. Die skool is besig om agteruit te gaan. Die akademie is nie na wense, die eerste rugbyspan het vyf wedstryde agtereenvolgens verloor en daar is ernstige probleme met die leerders se dissipline. En dit lyk of Afrikaans dalk een van die dae nie meer die onderrigtaal gaan wees nie. Die beheerliggaam en sommige ouers en onderwysers eis mnr. Swart se kop. Hy oorweeg om te bedank, maar dan een Maandagoggend tydens saalopening, besluit hy om sy kant van die saak te stel…
Kostes: R180 pp - Jammer geen voorskool kinders nie.
Tafels van 4 of meer , bring eie “platter” - geen eie drank asb- kontantkroeg beskikbaar
Bankbesonderhede: ABSA E Wentzel 780420332 en verw. jou naam
Let asb. dat jou bespreking slegs bevestig is wanneer betaling gedoen is.
Kontak: firstname.lastname@example.org l 0829787020 (verkieslik e-pos).
Join us for a magical evening of music and song with world renowned Baritone, Reiner Schneider-Waterberg, bass singer Reuben, Mbonambi, and all female trio, The Probz, accompanied by pianist, Tertia Visser Downie.
A light supper buffet and welcome drinks will be served.
Costing: R800.00 per person.
For bookings email, Alett, at email@example.com
A long table dinner with the Oosthuizen family in collaboration with Farmer's Table.
Wine and dine with the fourth generation of vine growers and winemakers. Hear the tales of the family history and share yours while savouring on flavoursome dishes prepared by Tess Allen of The Farmer's Table, and neighbour to the Oosthuizen family.
Canape's: Three- course dinner paired with Lord's Wines.
Costing: R650 pp inclu. canape's.
Bookings essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are planning on attending the Robertson Wine Valley Slow Weekend, then you should visit McGregor and support all the local vendors at the Slow Food & Wine Market at Lord’s Wines Cellar.
Cost: No entrance fee
Please try and keep the four legged friends at home or on a leash. We have a family of Blue Cranes in the dam in front of the cellar and we wouldn’t want to ruffle their feathers.
Hope to see you there!
For any other information- please contact Benita Gouws at email@example.com
Experience a local art exhibition at Rietvallei. Canvas de-Vine is coming back to Rietvallei in time for the Robertson Slow Food & Wine Festival.
This event is curated by local artist Juanette Menderoi and includes about 11 South African artists who will be showcasing their talents.
On Friday - 9 August (Women's Day) for our opening.
On Saturday- 10 August for a pop-up restaurant with a blackboard menu & live music!
On Sunday - 11 August we will host a gourmet Boerekos Lunch, in an atmosphere of live music.
All food will be made by local Kokkedoor, Toitnette du Toit.
Call us for more details about the event on 023 626 3596 | firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Canvas De Vine 2019 for more information about the artists.
Lord's Wines in-conjunction with the McGregor Poetry Festival presents an intimate evening of dinner, wine and a live reading from the author of "ra-t" at the cellar situated 10km outside McGregor on the road-to-nowhere.
This ground level portrait of London’s history through the figures of ra-t and puss-in-boot-s sears with sonic booms and majestic word-play swivels. The figures, with their split names suggesting that they are broken, hesitant, slippery and under stress, draw upon our knowledge of their past as street survivors. This is more of a third person exploration than a giving of voice to those that are mute. The rats and cool cats of the underground mingle with the weeds, vegetables and butterflies, scurry between gaps and the people that walk the streets.
Lord's Wines in-conjunction with the McGregor Poetry Festival presents an evening of comedy genius, dinner, wine and a barrel of laughs at the cellar situated 10km outside McGregor on the road-to-nowhere.
Benny Bushwacker (aka Ben Voss), the world`s funniest conservationist, and the only man to have walked the length of Africa barefoot. The legend returns to share what it takes to survive the African bush and for the African bush to survive.
The genial South African, who recently trended worldwide for banging heads with swashbuckling British survivalist, Bear Grylls, will be touring South Africa`s theatres and festivals with a hilarious yet sobering look at the collision between man and environment. For somebody who has spent more time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life than a hibernating Arctic wood frog, Benny Bushwacker brings untainted humanity and delicious humour to his performance that will have you laughing out loud and wondering why, when it comes to the bush, the most uncommon human trait, is common sense.
Book your seats soon for this wonderful look at life on the wild side, because, like the rhinos of Africa, you never know if you will get the chance to see it again.
Contact Benita Gouws at email@example.com for more information.
A run for everyone!
Fun and scenic trails, relaxed vibe and festive atmosphere. No cut off times, no pressure.
More information at : run2nowhere.co.za
See you there!
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
SA’s top rock band at the courtyard this September.
Not to be missed- we won't.
Tickets can be booked at the follwing link: www.qkt.io/watershedatc
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: email@example.com / 087 012 5356
Bookings: 087 057 4507 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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: email@example.com | 023 626 1243
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.
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