Robertson Wine Tasting Tours
This is South Africa’s longest wine route and includes the towns of Robertson, McGregor, Bonnievale and Ashton. This area is known as the “valley of wine and roses” and is surrounded by large mountains in the Breede River Valley. You will find the Robertson wine route an hour and half drive away from Cape Town where you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and great wines. If you want a unique tour of the 30 wineries in the valley then join the Wacky Wine Route festival in June every year. There are sports events, food stalls, kid’s activities, music, art and more.
This area is very hot and dry with cold evenings and little rainfall, making it one of the harshest wine growing regions. With the lime based soils here, the wines that are produced have a unique and very international appeal.
The Best Robertson Wines
This area was always famous for its production of dessert wines, but is now more recently received recognition for its Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and the sparkling Cap Classique. An innovative project was developed by all the viticulturists in the region in the 1990’s to begin producing world class red wines. So far the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Shiraz have caught the attention of the international and local market.