The Robertson Wine Valley is rich in history, tradition and award-winning wine farms, recognised locally and internationally. We’ve listed a few “must-see” wine farms you have to experience for your trip.
By: Tatum-Lee Louw
Esona Boutique Winery
The Esona Boutique Winery is a family-owned wine farm, neatly tucked away along the Breede River. The farm has a unique, intimate and homely atmosphere, with a spectacular view and rich history. Each bottle is uniquely crafted and produced from the farm’s vineyards. Wine tastings are on offer and guests are able to experience them in the underground kuip, by candlelight and a warm, cosy fire. Its “taste-the-difference” experience comes highly recommended and the premium Shiraz is simply divine.
River Gold is a wine farm with a difference. Located along the Breede River in Robertson, the farm has a modern charm and sophisticated twist, coupled with beautiful views of the valley and a range of memorable wines. All the wines are handcrafted, from harvesting to fermentation. The current selection is distinct and finely blended and the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are considered to be some of the best in the region.
Weltevrede Wine Farm
The Weltevrede Wine Farm is located a stone’s throw away from Bonnievale in Robertson and has been a working farm since 1933. Owned and managed by the Jonker family, the estate is well-known for its inspiring wines, especially the award-winning Blanc de Blanc Cap Classique. Phillip Jonker is a fourth-generation winemaker at Weltevrede and is recognised as a Chardonnay specialist. His Chardonnay has been internationally recognised and enjoyed by travellers all over the world.
The Bon Courage Wine Estate
Bon Courage is home to some of South Africa’s finest wines. The estate has been owned and managed by the Bruwer family since 1927. The wines have a rich heritage and are enjoyed by local and international travellers. Three rivers run through the estate, enhancing and diversifying the soil types. The MCC is a popular choice and the Jacques Bruere collection is a “must-taste” when visiting the estate.
Rietvallei Wine Estate
Rietvallei is considered one of South Africa’s oldest family-owned wine farms. The farm was established in 1864 by the Burger family and has been running ever since. Guests are welcomed to have a drink in the old family home, while exploring the wall of remembrance, tracing the Burger family lineage. Rietvallei’s famous 1908 Muscadel is a must, as is the award-winning Sauvignon Blanc (2017). Guests are assured of feeling at home on the Rietvallei Wine Estate.
Worried about getting around the Robertson Wine Valley? Most travellers opt to book a vehicle through Car Rental Cape Town.
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by Tatum-Lee Louw
The Robertson Wine Valley/Drive South Africa