Robertson’s Wacky Wine Weekend 2018: A Festival For Wine Lovers

Robertson’s Wacky Wine Weekend 2018: A Festival For Wine Lovers

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Celebrate 15 years of the Cape's most anticipated wine festival in the Robertson Wine Valley.

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!

Country Fun

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.


Until 3 June 2018


Thursday, 2pm – 5pm
Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm


023 626 3167


R200 (adults)
R200 (designated driver pass, includes goodies from the valley)*
Free (under 18 years)
Tickets are available at Webtickets
*Designated driver goodies can be collected directly from the Robertson Wine Valley office at 2 Reitz Street, Robertson)


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Time of publication: 03 April 2018

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5 Responses to “Robertson’s Wacky Wine Weekend 2018: A Festival For Wine Lovers”

  1. diane

    Is this suitable for over 60s… or is on the river fest better?? How far is robertson from grahamstown…6 or 7 hours?

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Diane. The Wacky Wine Festival is a family-friendly event, suited to all ages. A wide variety of wine farms are participating and you can tailor make your own personalized programme. Please feel free to contact the organizers, Robertson Wine Valley –, who can suggest wine experiences to suit your palate and needs. As for distance from Grahamstown, about 6 or 7 hours is correct!

  2. Michelle Carelse

    Tickets.. Check… Accomodation.. Check… 👍

  3. Colleen Arendse

    Have never been to one but friends have raved about it….maybe just maybe this is the year!!

  4. Ashlyn

    Wacky Wine would be great getaway for hubby and I, and perhaps some friends, after a tough first months with our newborn 🙂