Get to the Wacky Wine Weekend on 3 to 6 June
Named after the Scottish minister Dr William Robertson who arrived on our shores in 1822, Robertson is today a prosperous town and is home to the well known Robertson Winery (established in 1941). The winery has a long history of grape-growing families, some of them 7th generation growers. Thirty five families today cultivate 2400 hectares of vine and all contribute to the success of Robertson Winery.
Now a firm favourite on the calendar, this year the 7th Wacky Wine Weekend takes place from June 3rd to 6th. The weekend offers various events in various locations e.g. a tour of the winemaking process as well as barrel tasting and samples of the finest single vineyard wines with winemaker Lourens van der Westhuizen at Arendsig in Bonnievale. Ashton Cellar in Ashton will entertain with a five course dinner; a concert by Prime Circle and a variety of food stalls (look out for the prawns and potjiekos!).
The Bon Cap Winery, Bistro and Guest Farm in Roberston has quad bikes and jumping castles lined up for the kids, climbing walls, big screen rugby and wine tasting for the adults as well as various exhibitors offering delicious country food. Buffalo Creek in McGregor hosts wine tastings on their new tasting stoep and Buitehof in Robertson offers one on one wine tastings with their wine maker Gideon van Zyl. You can also bring your own picnic to enjoy on the lawns of the farm.
There are many other delightful activities in various locations on offer. Please remember that you will need to buy a passport for R70 at your first port of call. This shows you’ve ‘registered’ for the event and is valid for the entire weekend. Thereafter you pay for whatever you choose to eat or take part in.
Also on the weekend list of activities is the Miles of Smiles Half Marathon, 10 km and 5km fun run events. See more detailed info about this here: Miles of Smiles Half Marathon & Fun Events.
If you are more into cycling then make sure you enter the Mountain Bike Challenge taking place at Phanto Ridge Vineyards. Distances of 42, 29 and 12 km’s are available. The Rock Show with artists including Gerhard Steyn and Cheree and Nadia Louw will kick off at 7pm until the wee hours! Don’t forget the Farmers Market which will take place on both Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm.
The Wacky Wine Weekend has a reputation of great fun for everyone – you don’t want to miss out do you?
See you there!!