Wacky Wine Weekend 2012 (This event has passed)

07-10 Jun 2012 (annual) - Robertson  
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Start planning your winter weekend getaway in Robertson

This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Robertson Wine Valley’s biggest annual wine festival, with the ever-popular Wacky Wine Weekend taking place from 7 - 10 June 2012. With 50 wineries showcasing their wines, visitors can expect even more festivity and celebration! And with a myriad of key attractions, both old favourites and novel delights, this well-loved event is a ‘must-do’ on the annual social calendar. So, join the Robertson Wine Valley clan for an indulgently Wacky Weekend.

The Wacky Wine Weekend is once again being extended from the conventional weekend experience to include four festive days, with each day boasting its unique signature wine theme, to cater for all palates. Whether you are a fun-seeker, novice or a wine connoisseur, there is something for everyone with: ‘Seriously Wine Thursday’, ‘Wine Up Friday’, ‘Full On Wacky Saturday’ or ‘Wine Down Sunday’. ‘Seriously Wine Thursday’ promises to inspire wine aficionados with a range of tailor-made activities, for instance: master wine-tastings, exquisite wine- and food-pairings, educational wine presentations and private tastings with the Valley’s most esteemed winemakers.

The Wacky Wine Weekend will embrace the usual line-up of fun-filled activities, for example: ‘meet-the-winemaker’ tastings, brandy tours and tastings, vineyard tractor trips, river cruises, sunset game drives, cheese- and olive tastings, a farmers’ market, a simulated rodeo bull, the half-marathon and mountain bike challenge. Some of the newer attractions include: Robertson Winter Market, original theatre act and a community tent with local performing artists. The Valley will also be presenting a gastronomic extravaganza, with visitors spoilt for choice: oysters, perlemoen, sushi, riverside picnics, Italian cuisine and ‘potjiekos’ are just a few of the gourmet delights on offer. And while the adults are revelling in all the above, there will, as always, be a wide range of children’s activities including: fishing, farmyard tours, feeding farm animals, pony rides, paint-ball, side cars and face-painting.

Join the Robertson Wine Valley for a winter weekend getaway where the fun never stops

Book into one of the Robertson, Montagu, Bonnievale and McGregor accommodation establishments, suited to every taste and pocket. These range from self-catering cottages and B&Bs to luxurious country hotel accommodation.

Remember you can send an email to our Reservations Support Centre and ask us to suggest establishments to match your budget.

As part of the Robertson Wine Valley’s commitment to ensure a safe festival, a Zero Tolerance Policy is implemented towards ‘drinking and driving’. Visitors are requested to make use of the Buddy Bus or the Designated Driver Programme. The Buddy Bus facility enables groups of 7 or more visitors to hire a chauffeur-driven mini-bus. Drivers who register for the Designated Driver Programme will be rewarded with a whole host of ‘complimentaries’ including: free coffee, soft drinks, coupons and special deals.

Wacky Wine Weekend Bus-In Packages are also available. A2B Charters will be offering one day packages with transport departing from the Waterfront, Tygervalley, Stellenbosch (Butterfly World) and Paarl, to Robertson, and ‘Buddy Bus’ transport between the participating wineries.

Wacky Wine Weekend 2012 & Surrounds

Accommodation near Robertson

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Olyfenbosch Cottages |
from R740
1 night, 2 adults

Olyfenbosch Cottages

Sleeps 8 Robertson Self-catering, Robertson Bed and Breakfast in Robertson

Olyfenbosch Cottages are two charming historic cottages situated on a working wine farm at the foot ...

White Cottage |
from R600
1 night, 2 adults

White Cottage

Sleeps 4 Robertson Self-catering in Robertson

White Cottage is located in Robertson, a town fondly known as, the small town with a big heart. This...

Almondbury Guest Farm |
from R310
1 night, 2 adults

Almondbury Guest Farm

Sleeps 10 Robertson Guest House, Robertson Self-catering, Robertson Bed and Breakfast in Robertson

Almondbury Guest Farm offers you a relaxing getaway in an old farm house, the Old Barn, built in the...

Orange Grove Farm |
from R1,250
1 night, 2 adults

Orange Grove Farm

Sleeps 21 Robertson Self-catering in Robertson

Orange Grove Farm is a working wine and olive farm situated in the heart of Robertson's valley of wi...

Ballinderry, The Robertson Guest House |
from R980
1 night, 2 adults

Ballinderry, The Robertson Guest House

Sleeps 8 Robertson Guest House in Robertson

Ballinderry, The Robertson Guest House is a boutique guesthouse in the heart of the Winelands. Air...

Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat |
from R1,390
1 night, 2 adults

Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat

Sleeps 16 Robertson Country House in Robertson

Rosenal offers boutique accommodation, Spa, Restaurant and Wine in the wineland, Robertson on the Ro...

GuBas De Hoek meet eat sleep |
from R910
1 night, 2 adults

GuBas De Hoek meet eat sleep

Sleeps 24 Robertson Guest House, Robertson Self-catering in Robertson

Gubas De Hoek meet eat sleep. More than a guest house, it's a home. Only 90 minutes from Cape Town, ...

Hook Shot Lodge |
from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Hook Shot Lodge

Sleeps 6 Robertson Lodge, Robertson Self-catering in Robertson

Hook Shot Lodge is situated on Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate with a beautiful view onto the nin...

Barry House on Riverton |
from R3,800
1 night, 2 adults

Barry House on Riverton

Sleeps 14 Robertson Self-catering, Robertson Country House in Robertson

Available for your exclusive use, Barry House on Riverton is ideal for a large group of friends or f...

De Hoop Cottages |
from R400
1 night, 2 adults

De Hoop Cottages

Sleeps 12 Robertson Self-catering in Robertson

Mountain Farm Cottages. We offer 4 fully equipped  self catering cottages with neat bathrooms, woode...

  •   Food & Drink
  •   Robertson
  •   07 June 2012 09:00 AM
  •   10 June 2012 05:00 PM