Wacky Wine weekend is almost upon us and if you haven’t been before here are some reasons why you should go this year!
The beautiful Robertson Wine Valley and surrounds
If you haven’t been to the valley of wine and roses this is the perfect opportunity to experience all that the area has to offer. Beautiful mountains, golden vineyards and plenty of stunning accommodation options. It’s the perfect spot for romance as well as outdoor adventure seekers.
Top class food and wine
The most star of the weekend is the wine and there will be plenty of it! Do tastings in beautiful cellars or stroll through wine estates soaking up the atmosphere. You can even chat to the winemakers and get a bit of a wine education. If you are more like me then sharing a good bottle between some friend while listening to some live music might be more your speed. With all that wine you definitely need some great food and there will be loads of hearty local dishes to try. From your sophisticated charcuterie platters to mouth watering cheeses and filling home made “vetkoek”.
Loads of transport options
Drinking and driving is not tolerated at Wacky Wine so if that is something you have been stressing about don’t worry, they have you covered. You can rent a “buddy bus” shuttle for you and your friends, get a designated driver for your own car, use local taxis and there are plenty more options. Check out how you can travel safely here.
If you want a bit more out of your weekend then there are plenty of options. Hiking trails will show you the beautiful nature Robertson has to offer or if you prefer wheels there are plenty of mountain biking trails around for you to challenge yourself on. Each winery will also have their own fun activities like rodeo bull riding, vineyard tours, trail runs and live bands.
Your wacky passport will be your entry into the epic weekend and will have everything you need to have a great time. It will consist of your wine glass, water bottle, wrist band, programme and coupons and it costs R200 per person for the weekend. You can use your coupons for free tastings at participating wineries. Buy your ticket and choose your starting point here.