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
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