Breathtaking landscapes, just a two-hour drive from Cape Town and our favourite… the most amazing wine estates!
Here are our top picks of wine estates to visit on your wine tasting adventure in the Robertson Valley.
Paul Rene MCC tasting at the Wonderfontein Estate
The bubbly tasting on offer at this charming family establishment is a delicious Brut and Brut Rosé created by bubbly producer Henk van Niekerk. The estate is open weekdays from 9 am-5 pm, tastings are free but bookings are needed for weekend tasting. The Brut MCC is 100% Chardonnay and the Brut Rose is a combination of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, you’ll be more than impressed! This exclusive brand of MCC is perfect for wedding and intimate parties. The picturesque Wonderfontein Estate is the perfect place to kick off your wine/MCC adventure in Robertson
For more information visit www.paulrenemcc.co.za
Weltevrede Estate in Bonnievale
You'll find this estate on the outskirts of Robertson but your wine experience won't be complete without visiting and experiencing the underground wine tasting experience this estate has to offer. Apart from the complimentary General Wine Tasting or cheese and chocolate pairings, the highlight here is definitely the underground wine tasting, which has to be booked prior to your visit. You'll enjoy a guided tour of the cellar as well as a candle-lit tasting accompanied by some amazing stories of the family and property. There's one especially interesting story about Ugandan nuns who became winemakers. But you have to hear it for yourself!
For more information visit www.weltevrede.com or email [email protected]
Ever wondered how wine blends are created? Well at Zandvliet you can enjoy a 45-minute experience of blending your own wine using three of the Zandvliet Cultivars, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Don't worry, you'll have an expert advising and helping you understand and decide what your preferred red blend is. You'll then bottle, cork and seal it with wax yourself. This intimate wine experience will definitely leave you with a greater appreciation for wine. For something less hands-on but equally enjoyable, try the Zandvliet Wine Tasting experience with seven wines to try.
For more information visit www.zandvliet.co.za or Twitter/Instagram - @zandvlietwine
Van Loveren Family Vineyards
This wine estate has been in the family for over eighty years and has gained huge popularity for being a family-friendly estate. It's a definite do on your Robertson wine valley adventure because there's something for everyone, biking through the estate, a guided walk through the beautiful garden, wine tasting and more. Pairings cost R65 and there's even an option for children, the Papillon Kids Tasting costs R50, the non-alcoholic tasting is R60. Enjoy lunch at Christina's Bistro too. You won’t be disappointed.
For more information visit www.vanloveren.co.za or Twitter - @vanloverenwines
Instagram - @van_loveren
Located just off the busy Voortrekker Avenue in the heart of Robertson, Four Cousins is the perfect place to visit for a day trip. There's a large variety of unique tasting options but we'll list just a few to get you excited and plan your perfect day trip. The sparkling wine range is paired with rich cheeses, as well as a strawberry meringue for a shot of sweetness. The classic Four Cousins wines are paired with some family favourites like breakfast biscuits, Liquorice Allsorts, Turkish delight, Strawberry Whirl and Zoo Cookies, everything South Africans love on one tray. The fan platter has a red and a rosé from the original range, Four Cousins’ marula flavoured cream liqueur and a delightful rosé granita topped with powdered fennel paired with biltong, fudge and chocolate. And loads more to choose from. It’s a wine experience not to be missed.
Visit www.fourcousins.co.za for more information or email [email protected] to make your booking.
Enjoy a wine tasting the most peaceful setting while overlooking the serene Excelsior dam. Once wine tasting is over be sure to enjoy creating your own red blending wine and end it off with designing your own label – tip: start thinking about your personalised name now! You’ll leave with your unique red blend and personal collector's bottle. An experience to remember!
For more information go to www.excelsior.co.za