Wine on the River is taking place this weekend at Goudmyn farm in the Robertson Valley. I’ve never been to this open-air festival before but it sounds sounds promising… you’ll get to taste more than 300 wines from the area while listening to live jazz and blues and enjoy an array of foodie treats.
So if you are going to be in Robertson for the weekend, why not do some exploring? The Langeberg area is incredibly beautiful with majestic mountains all around and the Breede River running through it. Ashton, Robertson, Montagu, Bonnievale and McGregor all fall into this the area and there are so many amazing gems to discover.
I’ve listed a few ideas below and places I’ve recently visited. Do you have any tips on what to see in the valley?
Visit Excelsior Wine Estate
You’ll find this family run wine estate just outside Robertson. Their rustic bistro overlooks the dam with rolling lawns which are great for kids. The wine tasting room offers a fun interactive experience where you can bend, bottle and label your own wine.
They also open up their farm to runners on Saturdays. You can do a 5km run through the vineyards, there’s no cost and you can start at any time.
Book a cellar wine tasting at Weltevrede Wine Estate
You can pop in for a regular wine tasting but I’d highly recommend booking ahead of time and doing their underground cellar tour and tasting. Tasting their delicious wines in an atmospheric candlelit setting is quite unique. I’ve also done their MCC making workshop which was brilliant. This only happens once a year during the Wacky Wine festival so look out for that.
Book an American Dream Car Tour
The Montagu Country Hotel has two incredible vintage cars that are available for tours. Owner Gert or general manager P-J will take you on a customised drive where you can explore Montagu or the surrounding areas. We had a fabulous tour of Montagu with P-J and got to know all the town’s quirks and insider details. Definitely a must-do!
Afterwards stay over at their Art Deco hotel where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The hotel’s decor is an eclectic mix of 1930s pieces which owner Gert has passionately collected over the years. I’ve also stayed at Kogman & Keisie Guest Farm and The Vineyard Country House which are both lovely. For more tips on what to do in the area, you can check out my Western Cape Guide.
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