10 Things To Do At Wacky Wine: 7 – 9 June 2019

Savour 16 years of greatness at this year’s Wacky Wine Weekend in partnership with Bok Radio from 7 – 9 June 2019, proudly hosted by Robertson Wine Valley. Take charge of your weekend in the country and create your own personalized festival experience with this list of the top 10 things to do at the Wacky Wine Weekend.

Wine Enthusiasts

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Savour award-winning wines and sample sublime vintages through cellar tours, barrel tastings, pairings and interactive tastings by exceptional winemakers. Discover your inner winemaker and blend your own unique wine creation or disgorge your own bottle of Methode Cap Classique. Join master wine tasting classes for the adventurous, novice or advanced wine connoisseur. Experience the intricate winemaking process and discover the story behind the bottle. A diverse variety of wine pairings will be on offer and festival goers can explore historical underground cellars, boutique wine farms and family-owned estates.

Adventure Lovers

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Join the Butterfly trail run for the whole family or bring your running shoes along and start the weekend off with a variety of fun outdoor activities. Breathe in the fresh country air with local hikes in the valley or bring your mountain bike along for a scenic MTB challenge through the vineyards with magnificent mountain views.

Family Folk

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This family-friendly festival provides entertainment for young and old. Create a family picnic basket by selecting from an array of local olives, cheeses, handmade artisan charcuterie and preserves from the delis. Take a relaxing boat cruise down the Breede River. Enjoy lawn games and giant chess. Unleash your inner cowboy with a mechanical bull ride, visit the biggest red chair in Africa and stroll through a flag labyrinth which paints a picture of the world.

Romantic at Heart

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Rediscover the romance and magic of the country in wintertime. Book a candlelight wine tasting in underground cellars or a wine pairing with music and art, embark on a romantic river cruise with a picnic basket and bottle of wine, or seal your love at the love lock wall. Enjoy an evening of dinner and dance under the stars. Take a leisurely stroll through the vineyards, book a relaxing massage or simply enjoy quality time with a glass of award-winning red wine by the fireplace.

Foodies

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Indulge in delicious Winemaker’s Dinners with roaring fires burning to warm up the Winter cold. Enjoy farm style breakfasts, fresh produce and family recipe dishes. Warm up with hearty soups, roosterkoeke and potjies. Taste award-winning olive oil and olives with freshly baked bread. Mouth-watering food and wine pairings will be on offer to tickle your taste buds – from citrus delights, local preserves and chocolate to soup and wine pairings. Celebrate with Methode Cap Classique and oysters as well as locally crafted brandies and liqueurs.

Satisfy Your Wanderlust

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Discover the hidden gems off the beaten track. Join in on a panoramic terroir tractor adventure to the top of the hills. Embark on a 4×4 safari vineyard and farm tour through pomegranate groves and vineyards to the top of the mountain overlooking the valley or explore the recently discovered Muscat caves.

Embrace Country Life

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The winemakers will throw open their barn doors for tourists to #TasteTheLifestyle. Get down to earth with picnics, farm tours and tractor rides. Remember your boots!

Road tripping on Route 62

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Head out to the country and enjoy the simple pleasures in life with a road trip along Route 62, the perfect excuse for a family getaway or road trip with friends.

Designated Driver

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Robertson Wine Valley supports the use of wine in a responsible manner and has partnered with transport companies to give you options for the weekend to taste responsibly. Book transport in advance or book a taxi on the weekend. You can make use of the day in and out shuttles, book your own personal driver to take you around over the weekend using your car. There are train and fly in packages too.

For a full list of options visit the festival website.

Pay it Forward

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Thunderchild is a local wine blend produced by wineries in the valley as part of their contribution to Die Herberg orphanage. 100% of the profit of Thunderchild sales are donated to the orphanage to help fund the education of the children. You can make a difference in a child’s future at no cost to you, as with each coupon used during Wacky Wine Weekend, Robertson Wine Valley will donate money towards this project.

Tickets

R200pp or R150pp for pensioners at Howler. Your passport includes a wine glass, 6 digital wine tasting coupons per winery and a bottle of Healthy Mineral Water.