Start Planning Your Winter Weekend Getaway in Robertson
Click for Accommodation in the Breede River ValleyThe Robertson Wine Valley’s biggest annual wine festival
, with the ever-popular Wacky Wine Weekend
takes place from 6 - 9 June 2013
as the new headline sponsor .
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.
Robertson Wine Valley is supporting their local charities
: Help take the chill out of winter by donating blankets and winter clothing, for all ages, for those less fortunate. In return the Valley will reward you with wine, according to the weight of your donation, with a maximum of a 6- bottle case of wine which weighs about 9kg.
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 ‘Wacky 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 R100.00 passport
, valid for the whole weekend
, must be purchased at one’s first port-of-call, i.e. at any of the participating wineries. The passport includes: a stylish tasting glass, water bottle, 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.
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 for a minimum of 7 people, with cost based on size of your group. 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.
Wacky fun Bus-in service: Book Fun-Day Packages with A2B Tours. Bookings for day-trips cost R400 per person and include ‘Wacky Bus’ transport between the participating wineries.
Contact Jacques on 083 258 4769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fly-In Packages: Book with Beyond Reach:
(023) 614 3937 / 072 203 2457 or email@example.com
: Contact the Robertson Wine Valley on (023) 626 3167
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Wacky Wine Weekend website. www.wackywineweekend.com
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