The winter months are a great time to escape from life in the city and spend time with family and friends. If you have not finalised your winter weekend away why not head to the Robertson Wine Valley for the 4th annual Wacky Wine Weekend, taking place 1 – 3 June 2007!

The festival takes place AT participating wineries all across the valley and will have something for everyone: food fundi’s, art & music lovers, outdoor & sporty types, the young, the old, and everyone in between!

Each winery host extra activities to wine tasting such as Boat Cruises, Sunset Game Drives, Live Music (great variety), Cheese & Olive tasting, Golfing, Terroir Tractor Trips, a Half-marathon, Fishing, Vineyard Quad Biking and much, much more. NEW on the cards this year is a Mountain Bike Race, Helicopter Trips, Italian Pole Climbing (“Plao della cuccagne”) and Archery amongst others!

This is also the ideal time to get up close and personal with the local winemaking community! There are plenty ‘Meet-the-Winemaker’ tastings and some of the winemakers will be hosting private ‘barrel-tastings’. Be one of the first visitors to get to taste some of our 2007 vintage wines!

There is plenty to eat, with everything from hotdogs to gourmet delicacies! These include Riverside picnics; Italian, Medieval, Arabian (NEW) and Brazilian food (NEW), Potjiekos, “Perlemoen” (Abalone) on Rice (NEW), Traditional ‘Boerekos; Argentinean steak, Whole Barbequed Salmon (NEW); “Vetkoeke, Sushi, Roosterkoeke” and Fresh Oysters with Bubbly. The list just goes on and on!

For the kids there will be Pony Rides; Inflatables; Feeding the Farm Animals, Face Painting; Puppet Shows, Magicians, Games; ‘Kettie’ Target Shooting and much more.

Program / Website

Our website will be updated by the end of February and you will be able to download the complete program as well as other useful information. If you would like to receive the program sooner, please let us know and we’ll gladly mail it to you.

Cost

Your passport (R30) - a stylish tasting glass (incl a goodie-bag), needs to be bought at your first stop (any participating winery / our office). Thereafter it is pay-as-you-go per activity with some activities free of charge.

Bookings

Many of the activities need to be booked before hand (directly with the wineries) and we strongly advise you to do so sooner rather than later as they tend to be booked out quite quickly

Accommodation is ALREADY filling rather quickly and it is advisable that you book as soon as possible. Please contact our local tourism associations for some options:

  • BONNIEVALE TOURISM - info@bonnievaletourism.com / 023-6163753

  • McGREGOR TOURISM - info@tourismmcgregor.co.za / 023-6251954

  • MONTAGU/ASHTON TOURISM - info@montagu-ashton.info / 023-6142471

  • ROBERTSON TOURISM - info@robertson.org.za / 023-6264437

Fly-in packages: From R 1 548 (S/C) and R 1958 (B&B) ex Jhb/Dbn for the weekend, including flights, car-hire and accommodation. Please contact Johan Barnard of La Rochelle Tours : E-mail: info@larochelletours.com; 083 3016 774 / Fax: 021 876 4104. Subject to availability.

Daily Bus-in packages

If you only want to come for a day, why not take one of the super luxury busses leaving from Cape Town & Bellville? The cost is R 250 pp and includes transport, a wine tasting on route as well as your passport.

For bookings, please contact Lindie v Zyl at Blue Daisy 021 856 3859 / 082 873 8593 / bluedaisy@mweb.co.za; www.bluedaisy.co.za

Contact us

For more information contact the Robertson Wine Valley (023) 6263167, e-mail: manager@robertsonwinevalley.com or visit www.wackywineweekend.com