While the vineyards are still decked out in the last vestiges of orange and yellow and late autumn starts to tickle its cold fingers down your spine, it is time for our farms to throw open the barn doors and invite the world to come and celebrate at the annual Wacky Wine Weekend from the 4th to 7th June 2015.
Time has been the winemaker’s assistant and the first of the crop is ready to drink. Tents are up and tables and chairs dusted off. Musicians come from far and wide and a buzz of excitement vibrates through the air. We rejoice in the product of last year’s labour and the rest that is to come and in life itself.
This much-loved event, with its family-friendly collection of old traditions and novel attractions, has firmly secured its reputation as a “must-do” on the Cape’s annual social calendar. This de-centralised affair boasts a line-up of unique events and activities to suit the fun-seeker, novice or a wine connoisseur. ‘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, river cruises, barrel tastings, cheese- and olive tastings, a simulated rodeo bull, a mountain bike challenge and local performing artists. The Valley will also be presenting a gastronomic extravaganza, with visitors spoilt for a choice of delish delights.
The Robertson Wine Valley has offered a number of transport packages because there is a strong no drinking and driving policy. Please have a look below for the package that best suits you so we can keep our Cape Town roads safe.
So head out to the Robertson Wine Valley for a winter getaway at the Wacky Wine Weekend – don’t forget to use the #CPTBucketList and the #WackyWineWeekend hashtag.
|Cost:||A R120 weekend passport, must be purchased at one’s first port-of-call, ie at any of the participating wineries. The passport includes: a stylish tasting glass, free 25mℓ wine-tasting samples, 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.|
|Programme of activities:||Visit www.wackywineweekend.com. Many of the activities need to be pre-booked directly with the respective wineries.|
|Buddy Bus:||Costs vary between R157 and R400 per person. The bus is available from 08h00 until 19h00. Guests will be collected and returned to their accommodation. Advance booking is required|
|Accommodation:||Please visit www.robertsonwinevalley.com. Advance booking is required|
|Bus-in Packages:||Book Day Packages with A2B Charters. Group bookings of between 7 and 60 passengers for day-trips cost R550 per person and include ‘Buddy Bus’ transport between the participating wineries. Bookings close 29 May! 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|
|Enquiries:||Contact the Robertson Wine Valley on (023) 626 3167 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the Wacky Wine Weekend website. www.wackywineweekend.com.|