If you’re heading to Robertson for the Wacky Wine Weekend, make sure you have Wine23 at hand. We’ve created a list of all the wineries in the valley to make it easy for to decide which ones to visit. With tasting notes for each estate’s wines, and contact details and maps of the wineries themselves, your #WackyWine weekend will be as easy as, well, 1 – 2 – 3.
Simply click here and once you’ve signed up (for free of course), you’ll also be able to rate and review the wines you taste, add your own tasting notes, and add them to your list of favourites, just in case you forget which wines you’ve tasted over the course of the weekend.
We highly recommend including the following three destinations on your ‘must see’ list of things to do during Wacky Wine Weekend.
Firstly, a stop in at the understated and underrated family farm, Bon Courage Wine Estate built up through hard work and dedication by father Andre and son Jacques Bruwer. Although the wines are excellent across the board, I’d recommend you try the range of bubbles made up of a Brut Reserve, a Blanc de Blanc and a Cuvée Rose Brut. Jacques is particularly passionate and proud of his award winning Blanc de Blanc.
The trip to Robertson wouldn’t be complete without a visit to De Wetshof Estate, owned by the De Wet family whose heritage on the farm can be traced back to 1694. Synonymous with Chardonnay, they will be hosting a number of Masterclasses, and structured tutored tastings with the aim to inform and engage with an interested audience.
If you can squeeze in one more visit during Wacky Wine Weekend, I suggest you find your way to boutique wine producer, Arendsig, whose owner and winemaker Lourens van de Westhuizen’s philosophy is to focus on Single Vineyard wines which reflect the uniqueness of each site. If you don’t manage to go on his sunset wine tour in the vineyards, at least make a point of meeting Lourens who will entertain you with his abundance of passion and enthusiasm.
Happy wine travels.