Things To Do in RobertsonJonkheer Winery
Where? Robertson, Breede River Valley, Western Cape.
When? By appointment only.
How? Call +27 (0)23 616- 2137
How much? Price on request
Situated along the banks of the nutritious Breede River in the famous Robertson Valley winemaking region you will find the trio of family run farms Jonkheer. Part of Robertson’s magic lies in the fact that the area receives very little of its own annual rainfall, just 200mm, yet through irrigation systems the valley has been transformed and its unique terroir shown to produce world class wines year after year. Vineyards here are rich and flavourful.
The original Jonkheer farm went under vine in 1921 four generations ago under founder Klaas Jonkheer. After Klaas passed away each of his four sons took over a separate area of the farm for themselves.
Together Nicholas and Andrew Jonkheer established the signature Jonkheer brand and started marketing the wines locally. The Jonkheer family is still flying the flag high through Nicholas’ sons Andries and Dirk who together with their, passion, practise and modern methods are committed to producing quality wines.
Jonkheer now export their produce on the international market and their selection that ranges from Muscadel to Chardonnay, with all the reds and whites along the way. Contact the farm for a private tasting – they are only too happy to welcome you onto the estate.