Situated in the scenic Robertson Wine Valley, Rietvallei Wine Estate offers the ideal destination for a day trip. This estate has a long heritage dating back to 1864 when it was purchased by Alewyn Burger for his son Jacobus Francois. Pioneering wine farmer Koos Burger farmed the estate for many years. In 1908, at the age of 70, he planted a Muscadel vineyard on the farm, which would become one of the oldest of its kind in South Africa. Over 150 years of family ownership makes the estate one that is rooted in history and tradition.
Today, six generations later, Rietvallei Wine Estate has become one of the country’s producers of award-winning wines, with collections catering to every taste. Visitors to the estate can enjoy the beauty of the Robertson Valley, while savouring fine wines, sumptuous cheeses and decadent chocolate.
Why Visit the Rietvallei Wine Estate? Here are just some of the things to experience on a visit to Rietvallei Wine Estate.
Over 20 wine labels up for tasting
Needless to say, wine tastings are the highlight of any visit to the estate. The estate produces four distinctive collections, amounting to over 20 different wine labels. Whether you are partial to crisp whites or you can’t resist a full-bodied red, you will find a selection of award-winning wines to sample. All wines are available to sample. Tasting fees vary according to the collection. Fees will be voided on the purchase of 6 bottles of wine in the relevant selection.
Rietvallei Heritage Collection: R100
Rietvallei Classic Selection: R50
Burger Family Vineyards: R30
John B: R30
Cheese Platters In The Countryside
Cheese and wine go hand in hand. Savour a combination of fresh, aged, soft, and hard cheeses that are served with fresh fruit, biscuits, cold meats, and condiments. You can enjoy these platters along with your wine tasting to find the perfect pairing. Bookings are advised to ensure that platters are fresh and ready for you to sample on arrival.
Cheese platter for 2: R250
Fine Belgian Chocolate Pairing
Indulge your taste buds in fine Belgian chocolate, with 6 wines in the Rietvallei Classic Collection served with uniquely crafted chocolate pieces. This experience is a must for every chocolate lover.
R150 per person
Children / Child Friendly
Children have ample space on the lush open lawns to play crochet, kick a ball around and other games. You can sit back and relax with your children in sight at all times. Juices and pizzas are also available.
Of course, these are just a few reasons to visit the estate. Along with these signature activities, you will also have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking surrounds of Rietvallei Wine Estate, enjoy the fresh air of the Robertson Valley and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day to remember.