Festivals

Robertson Wine Valley’s Wacky Wine Weekend.

 

 

 

This year marks the eighth anniversary of the Robertson Wine Valley’s biggest annual wine festival, with the ever-popular Wacky Wine Weekend taking place from 2 – 5 June 2011. 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 simulated rodeo bull, ‘side cars’, the half-marathon and mountain bike challenge, the Robertson Winter Market, helicopter flips and local performing artists and a new original theatre act  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 and face-painting.

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 seven 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 Tours 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.  See contact details below.

For visitors from further a-field, Beyond Reach has once again put together great Fly-In Packages that include flights, car rental and accommodation. See contact details below.

Join us for a winter weekend getaway at the Wacky Wine Weekend in the Robertson Wine Valley – where the fun never stops! With Die Burger on board again as official sponsor, this year will be as ‘wacky’ and festive as ever! 

Cost:

An R80.00 passport, valid for the whole weekend, must be purchased at one’s first port-of-call, ie at any of the participating wineries. The passport includes: a stylish tasting glass, free 25mℓ wine-tasting samples, and a goodie bag with some great surprises, as well as the programme highlighting some special offers. All other activities during the Wacky Wine Weekend will be ‘pay-as-you-go’, with many of the activities free of charge. Visitors will also be able to purchase wine-by-the-glass or a bottle of wine to share amongst friends.

Programme of

activities:

Visit www.wackywineweekend.com. Many of the activities need to be pre-booked, directly with the respective wineries.

Designated Driver

Programme:

Register at the Wacky Wine Weekend office or any of the Valley’s tourism offices.

Buddy Bus:

Buddy Bus costs vary between R195 and R300 per person. The service will be available from 08h00 until 22h00 and guests will be collected and returned to their accommodation. Bookings must please be made in advance.

Accommodation:

Please visit www.robertsonwinevalley.com. Accommodation establishments will require the payment of a deposit to secure the booking.

Bus-in Packages:

Book Day Packages with A2B Tours. Group bookings of between 8 and 40 passengers for day-trips cost R350 per person and include ‘Buddy Bus’ transport between the participating wineries. Bookings close 25 May!

Contact Jacques on 083 258 4769 or info@a2bcharters.co.za

Fly-In Packages:

Book with Beyond Reach:

(023) 614 3937 / 072 203 2457 or info@beyondreachafrica.co.za

Enquiries:

Contact the Robertson Wine Valley on (023) 626 3167

Or email manager@robertsonwinevalley.com

Visit the Wacky Wine Weekend website. www.wackywineweekend.com.

 

Comments

  1. LINDRA JOOSTEN says:

    ROBERTSON WINERY DECOR AND FOOD MARKET – WACKY WINE WEKEND – 1ST STOP ON BONNIEVALE ROAD =  BRAAI  YOUR STEAK, SHOP AT THE STALLS AND WE WILL LOOK AFTER THE KIDDIES!  SEE U SOON!!  JAZZ BAND AND LEKKER WINE.

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