- On 29 August 2018
- In Drive South Africa Blog
Five Wine Farms You Have to Visit on Your Trip to the Robertson Wine Valley
Are you a wine connoisseur and wondering what selection of wines South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ has on offer? Then you should add the Robertson Wine Valley to your bucket list!
Esona Boutique Winery
The Esona boutique winery is a family owned wine farm, neatly tucked away along the Breede River in the Robertson Wine Valley. 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 farms’ single vineyards. Wine tastings are on offer and guests are able to experience tastings in the underground kuip, by candlelight and a warm, cosy fire. Their ‘taste-the-difference’ experience comes highly recommended and their premium Shiraz is simply divine. For more information on Esona, follow them on Facebook.
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 Robertson Wine Valley and a range of memorable wines. All their wines are handcrafted, from harvesting to fermentation. The current selection is distinct and finely blended and their Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is considered to be one of the best in the region. For more information on River Gold, follow them on Facebook.
Weltevrede Wine Farm
The Weltevrede wine estate is located a stone throw away from Bonnievale in Robertson and has been a working, producing farm since 1933. Owned and managed by the Jonker family, the estate is well-known for its inspiring wines, especially their award-winning Blanc de Blanc Cap Classique. Phillip Jonker is the fourth generation family winemaker of Weltevrede and is recognised as a Chardonnay specialist. His Chardonnay has been internationally recognised and enjoyed travellers all over the world. Overall, Weltevrede is best known for producing world-class Chardonnay. For more information on Weltevrede, follow them on Facebook
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, this adds a rich heritage and tradition to the wines made and enjoyed by local and international travellers. Three rivers run through the Bon Courage Wine estate, enhancing and diversifying the soil types found on the estate. The handmade MCC is a popular choice and the Jacques Bruere collection is a ‘must-taste’ when visiting the estate. For more information on the Bon Courage Wine Estate, follow them on Facebook.
Rietvallei Wine Estate
Rietvallei is considered to be 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. The Rietvallei’s famous 1908 Muscadel is a must as well as their award-winning Sauvignon Blanc (2017). Guests are assured to feel at home on the Rietvallei Wine Estate. For more information on the Rietvallei Wine Estate, follow them on Facebook. Most travellers opt for car hire to accommodate their travel plans.