Robertson Valley Wine Estates

The Robertson Valley has lovingly been dubbed The Valley of Wine and Roses as a small testimony to its unadulterated beauty. Having been officially founded in the mid-19th century, this beauty is only enhanced by a deep sense of history and heritage. The natural splendour and variety of this area lends itself to outdoor activities. Hiking, walking, cycling and horse riding in the surrounding mountains, with the exquisite backdrop of vineyards and clear African sky, is an unrivalled experience.

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 produce more than 200 000 tons of wine grapes every year. The most common wines found along this wine route are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Methode Cape Classique.

The towns of the Robertson Wine Route are Montagu (also famous for its dried fruits), Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson. These towns are home to small, family-owned vineyards, successful wine farms and huge commercial estates. Well-known labels include Graham Beck, Van Loveren, Springfield, Major’s Hill and Bon Cap.

Most of these wine estates offer wine tastings and facilities to purchase goods directly from the producers. Some also offer tours of the cellars, enlightening visitors to the fascinating wine-making process. The Klipdrift Brandy Distillery is situated along the Robertson Wine Route, and guarantees something a little different.

For more information about this wine route see Robertson Wine Route or view the individual wine estates of this region below.

29 Wine Estates in the Robertson Valley

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Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Van Loveren Vineyards

Van Loveren is situated 180 kilometers from Cape Town, in the Breede River Valley between Robertson and Bonnievale. Banks of scarlet cannas along the roadside distinctly mark the property, which has been in the ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Fraai Uitzicht 1798 Historic Wine Cellar

Visit the historic wine cellar, the oldest in the valley, and see the original woodwork and handcrafted beams. In this ancient atmosphere the handcrafted Merlot is produced as a joy of life. In the ancient ...

Ashton Wine Tours & Tasting

Arabella Wine Estate

The Arabella Wine Estate is a family business and a passionate one at that. Striving to create the best wine possible is the objective and the number of awards they vineyard has won is testament to ...

Ashton Wine Tours & Tasting

Ashton Kelder Wine Estate

Nestled in the Valley Of Wine and Roses in Robertson, Ashton Kelder retains its commitment to love, romance and all things idyllic. Flanked by the Breë Rivier and the Langeberg Mountain Range, this cellar boasts ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Bon Cap Organic Wine Cellar

Internationally, the trend towards sustainable farming and organic processes has resulted in a complete revolution in wine-making. Bon Cap has been following organic farming standards since it began making wines in ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Bon Courage Wine Estate

Wines that have earned local and international acclaim are created at the picturesque Bon Courage Wine Estate in Robertson, Western Cape. Because it is perched at the confluence of three rivers (not least of all ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Burcon Wines

Easy living is the name of the Burcon game, and its wines reflect this laid-back, unperturbed mood. The old cellar dates back some 150 years and was originally built specifically for the purpose of wine making ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Clairvaux Wine Cellar

The name Clairvaux is a translation by the French Huguenots of the farm’s original Dutch name, Schoongezicht. Both mean “clear view”, referring to the panoramas of the stunning Western Cape landscape. Although ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Cloverfield Wines

Four-leafed clovers have long been a symbol of good luck, and Cloverfield has certainly enjoyed much love, luck and happiness over the years. The Marais family of Cloverfield hail from the original 17th-century ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

De Wetshof Wine Estate

For more than 40 years, the De Wetshof Wine Estate in Robertson has been producing renowned wines for connoisseurs and wine-lovers from around the world. Notably, De Wetshof was the first registered wine estate in ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Graham Beck Robertson

The picturesque Graham Becks Estate in Robertson is known as Madeba, and is partner to the Franschhoek estate. It is secluded within the Breede River Valley, which promises endlessly beautiful sights, sounds, ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Kranskop Wine Estate

Named after the hill on which it perches, Kranskop Wine Estate respectfully adheres to methods that promote the care for and conservation of the environment. The wines produced here are, therefore, “green”, not ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Le Grand Chasseur Wine Estate

Just 90 minutes from the Mother City, Cape Town, lies the Valley of Wine and Roses, Robertson, in which is nestled the elegant Le Grand Chasseur Wine Estate. This estate dates back to the 1800’s and is still in the ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Major's Hill Wine Estate

Situated right at the centre of the Robertson Wine Route in the Western Cape province, Major’s Hill is accessible, as well as being the beautiful home of a range of fabulous wines. Because of the unique climate of ...

Robertson Wine Tours & Tasting

Rietvallei Wine Estate

The picturesque Rietvallei Wine Estate is one of the oldest wine farms in the Western Cape region of Robertson and is home to a range of wines, most notably its Muscadel. In fact, the Muscadel vine is the oldest of ...

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