Being a Cape Townian we have the luxury of having hundreds of incredible wine farms all within 2 hours drive from the city centre.
The Robertson wine valley, which was also the first official wine route in SA recently held their popular Wacky Wine Weekend.
Do yourself a favour: if you missed the event this year or this is your first time hearing about it now – don’t miss it next year! It’s held annually in June, and not only do guests have a chance to taste a vast amount of wines, but there is loads of entertainment for the whole family. You will really be spoilt for choice and won’t be able to get through every farm, so download the programme before hand and plan your routes.
This year I visited all the main farms around the centre of Robertson and spent Friday night partying at Rietvallei (great comedy and live music). Saturday was spent exploring the tiny town of McGregor – what a treat!! Stop in and do a juice and olive tasting at Rhebokskraal. It’s great for non-alcoholic drinkers or people with serious hangovers.
Their wooded shiraz grape juice was AmaZing
Also instead of sticking to mainstream places like Graham Beck (which is lovely, but crazy busy with people) head out to the boutique wineries... there will be less crowds, more one-on-one tastings and tours and you can sit back and admire the view without being elbowed out the way by drunken 19-year-old Stellenbosch students.
Look out for the next festival the Robertson wine region does called the ROBERTSON SLOW - ENJOYING LIFE… SLOWLY Festival (6-9 August) (023) 626 3167 www.robertsonslow.com
It's not quite the same vibe as the Wacky wine, but it promises to be a fun, tasty winter weekend...