Robertson Wine Route

The Robertson wine route includes the town of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson as well as some of South Africa’s best names

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Robertson Wine Route

Only 1.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town and in the heart of Route 62 - the longest wine route in the country - Robertson Wine Valley lies surrounded by majestic mountains in the Breede River Valley.

Where? Robertson Wine Valley, Western Cape

When? See individual wine estates for their opening times

Contact? Telephone +27 (0)23 626-3167

Overnight? See Robertson accommodation, in Western Cape

With a minimal annual rainfall and harsh weather conditions, including hot, dry days and cold nights, wines produced in this region of lime-rich soil yield some world-class and unique tasting wines.

The Robertson wine route includes the town of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson as well as some of South Africa’s best names such as Weltevrede, Bon Courage, De Wetshof, Rooiberg, Bon Cap and Kranskop - to name but a few.

The valley, known as the ‘valley of vines and roses’, has undergone something of a wine evolution in the last couple of decades. The region was initially best known for its dessert wines and more recently Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blancs and Cap Classiques.

A red wine project, started in the early 1990’s, however, has brought the region’s Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to the attention of wine consumers both locally and internationally.

For additional information about Robertson, attractions, things to do and events and festivals see Robertson Information & Attractions or, to view the individual wine estates on the Robertson Wine Route, see Robertson Wine Estates.

Other Popular Attractions in the Robertson Wine Valley

Robertson Wine Estates

The growing of grapes for wines, as well as of other fruits, began just after World War I and agriculture has remained a major industry for the Robertson area. Today, there are almost 50 million vines in the Robertson Valley Wine Route, which...

More info and contact details: Robertson Wine Estates

Robertson Golf Club

Tucked into the mountainous Winemaking valley of Robertson off Route 62, the club, which resides in the Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate, is surrounded by the vineyards and orchards of neighbouring farms which add an extra touch of magic to...

More info and contact details: Robertson Golf Club

Dassieshoek Nature Reserve

Dassieshoek Local Nature Reserve lies just eight kilometres north of Robertson. It is a small nature reserve of little more than 767 hectares that lies hunched in among the Langeberg Mountains, a favourite with hikers but little known otherwise...

More info and contact details: Dassieshoek Nature Reserve

Did you know?

There are 100 000 hectares under vine across South Africa.

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