Robertson Wine Valley
Satisfy your wanderlust with a mere 2-hour scenic drive from Cape Town to explore the country life on Route 62. Be captivated by the producers' rich history that led to this valley's authenticity and quality. Celebrate Chardonnay, Cabernet and MCC from the region.
We are united in our passion to create the most memoreable wine and food tourism experiences hosted by our unique, country-charm hospitality. Discover the stories behind the bottle and come taste the lifestyle.
The valley is situated a mere two-hour scenic drive away from Cape Town, on the renowned Route 62. Located between the majestic Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges, the graceful Breede River runs through the valley.
Activities in the valley include boat trips and rafting on the Breede River. Horse, tractor & farm rides, game drives, 4x4 routes, skydiving and mountain climbing. Our valley also boasts with multiple hiking and biking trails in the surrounding mountains.
The Robertson Wine Valley Association was formed in 1983 to cohesively improve the local wine industry, promote the valley as a tourism destination and uplift the community.
Today we proudly represent over 50 wineries and tourism establishments from the towns of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson.
The Robertson Wine Valley offers visitors a variety of wine-tasting experiences, from robust, well-priced reds to smaller, boutique offerings.
The Robertson Wine Valley offers a range of activities for family folk, wine enthusiast, adventure lovers, foodies and the romantic at heart. Here everybody will be able to explore and discover their hearts desires.
- Wine and food pairings
- Authentic wine experiences
- Country cuisines
- Variety of Camping to Luxury lodging
- Health and wellness experiences
- Cultural heritage
- Active wellness
- Wine festivals throughout the year
- Discovering hidden gems of local produce
- Animal parks
Three popular festivals take place in the valley throughout the year: Visitors will get the chance to get down to earth with the Hands-on Harvest festival in February or discover the romance of food and wine at the Slow food & wine festival in August. Our festival calendar concludes with the Wine on The River Festival in October where spring and fine wines are celebrated.
Make sure these MTB-friendly wineries are on your route
The advent of mountain bike (MTB) enthusiasm has been a boon for many wineries. Many have dramatically expanded their offerings to cater specifically to this sport.
At the same time, these routes have given wine-lovers a new way to explore old favourites too.
The list that follows comprises a small selection of intersecting trails and wineries in diverse regions of the Cape Winelands. Most of the trails require permits and more information about these may be found at corresponding links.
The Chardonnay Way
While the world celebrates International Chardonnay Day on 27 May, the Robertson Wine Valley reveals why this noble cultivar makes the world go around.
Without Chardonnay, Dom Perignon would never have uttered the words: “come quickly, I am tasting the stars.”
Without Chardonnay, Winston Churchill would have been less inspired to fight for Champagne.
Without Chardonnay, Cassper Nyovest would not have been as inclined to insist: “less stress, more champagne!”