Taking place this weekend is the Robertson Wine Valley, Wacky Wine Weekend.

With over 10 000 visitors in 2006, the Wacky Wine Weekend has been firmly established as one of South Africa’s leading wine tourism events. This fun-filled weekend spans the valley and includes 40 wineries from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson with a special focus on good food, great wine and an even better time spent with friends and family.

Wineries all across this picturesque valley host extra activities in addition to wine tasting which includes boat cruises, tractor trips, paragliding, golfing, the sound of live music, loads of childrens’ activities and food ranging from traditional SA meals to gourmet delicacies. There are plenty of different scenes to enjoy - almost every taste and style is covered in one weekend.

A survey commissioned by Cape Town Routes Unlimited on last year’s Wacky Wine Weekend indicated that the event was highly successful with an estimated direct spend in the Valley of R 9,7million. And advertising last year was mainly by word of mouth!

By Mike Carter.


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