Situated on the scenic Route 62, cupped between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges, with the Breede River running through it, the Robertson Wine Valley is the picture-perfect setting for this fun-filled stalwart on the Cape’s festival scene.
First things first
You’ll need to buy your ticket from Webtickets (R200), which includes a wine glass, bottle of mineral water, a Wacky Wine Weekend Programme and six wine-tasting coupons per winery. And since 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the Wacky Wine Festival, this year’s event is going to be more wonderful than ever before.
For the love of wine
The Robertson Wine Valley winemakers have thrown open their barn doors, inviting visitors to come and taste the valley lifestyle and hear the stories behind the bottles. Wander between estates, sampling sublime vintages and taking part in tutored tastings. Or sit back and enjoy the live entertainment and a variety of delicious food-and-wine pairings, winemakers’ dinners, food-truck offerings, and more!
Along with the smorgasbord of wine and food-related activities, there is also plenty of country fun to be had at this valley festival. Unleash your inner cowboy with a ride on the mechanical rodeo bull at Ashton Winery, shop till you drop at any one of the markets taking place at the different estates, or go on a tractor-ride adventure at Kleinhoekkloof. And don’t worry about the little ones, there’s plenty for them to enjoy, including a jumping castle and giant chess.
More of a romantic than an activity junkie? Then book a candlelit underground wine-tasting at Weltevrede, seal your love at the love-lock wall at Rooiberg, enjoy a wine-and-picnic cruise along the Breede River at Viljoensdrift, dance the night away, or simply settle in front of the fireplace with a bottle of red.
Don’t drink and drive
And there’s no need to stress about driving, as pre-booked shuttles and train trips are available online.