Top Wineries To Visit On Your Trip – Part 7

The Robertson Valley, also known as The Valley of Wine and Roses, is renowned for its beauty, history, and heritage. As one of South Africa’s largest wine-producing areas, it is an essential stop on our list of must-visit wineries in South Africa. Let’s dive in!

Springfield Wine Estate

Located in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley, is a family-owned winery known for its handcrafted, terroir-driven wines. The estate offers a beautiful setting with scenic views of vineyards and mountains.

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Top things to do:

  • Wine Tasting: Enjoy a selection of Springfield's renowned wines, including their popular Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Cellar Tours: Learn about the winemaking process and the estate’s unique approach to viticulture.
  • Picnics: Relax by the tranquil dam with a picnic.
  • Nature Walks: Stroll through the vineyards and enjoy the picturesque landscapes.
  • Purchase Wines: Buy wines directly from the estate to take home or as gifts.

Springfield Wine Estate offers a delightful experience for wine lovers and nature enthusiasts alike.

These wines are available right here in Australia


De Wets Hof Estate

The name De Wetshof has been synonymous with the production of fine wines in South Africa since the 1970’s. As the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley, De Wetshof has become known internationally as South Africa’s eminent Chardonnay House due to the pioneering role it played in introducing this noble Burgundian grape to the country.

The De Wet family’s winemaking heritage can, however, be traced back to 1694 when the first De Wets arrived at the Cape and immediately made a mark on the South African wine industry.

Top things to do:

  • Wine Tasting: Sample a range of De Wetshof’s award-winning wines, particularly their acclaimed Chardonnays.
  • Cellar Tours: Take a guided tour of the cellar to learn about the winemaking process and the estate’s history.
  • Vineyard Walks: Stroll through the vineyards and enjoy the scenic beauty of the estate.
  • Educational Sessions: Participate in educational sessions about viticulture and the estate's wine-making philosophies.
  • Wine Purchases: Purchase wines directly from the estate’s shop to take home or give as gifts.

De Wetshof Estate offers a rich and immersive experience for wine enthusiasts and those interested in the art of winemaking.


Van Loveren

Van Loveren Wines, situated in the picturesque Robertson Wine Valley, is one of South Africa’s most prominent and innovative family-owned wineries. Known for its wide range of high-quality wines, Van Loveren is celebrated for its commitment to sustainability, creativity, and hospitality.

Top things to do:

  • Wine tasting: Enjoy a variety of food-and-wine pairing options or an alcohol-free option at our pod or on the deck overlooking the garden.
  • Cellar Tours: Book a guided tour through their cellar to see where their wines are made. Tours are during weekdays and include a glass of Cap Classique.
  • Visit Christina’s Bistro: They specialize in thin-crusted, wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers and a variety of seasonal chef's specialities. The venue is also available for special events and functions.
  • Garden Tours: Explore the beautiful and historic garden surrounding the winery through a self-guided tour or guided excursion which includes a glass of bubbly.
  • Bird watching: Enjoy a day along their safe and peaceful Fish Eagle birding route with more than 100 bird species to discover.
  • Mountain biking: The farm has three mountain bike routes on the ranging from 12km to 23km. These routes ranges from easy scenic routes for families to intermediate difficulty to keep fitter riders occupied for a few hours.
  • Hiking trails: The 7.5 km Fish Eagle hiking trail on their farm offers the ideal way to explore and see some of the Cape's finest fauna and flora. Dogs are welcome to hike with.

Graham Beck

Graham Beck Wines, located in the Robertson Wine Valley, is renowned for its exceptional sparkling wines, particularly its Cap Classique range. The estate is celebrated for its commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainable practices.

Top things to do:

  • Wine Tasting: Experience a guided tasting of their renowned Cap Classique sparkling wines and premium still wines.
  • Cellar Tours: Take a tour of the cellar to learn about the traditional methods used in crafting their sparkling wines.
  • Picnics: Enjoy a picnic in the beautifully landscaped gardens with pre-arranged baskets available from the estate.
  • Art and Wine: Explore the estate’s art collection, featuring works by South African artists, and discover the connection between art and winemaking.
  • Events and Functions: Attend special events hosted by Graham Beck, including exclusive wine tastings, launch events, and seasonal celebrations.

Graham Beck Wines offers an elegant and educational experience, perfect for sparkling wine enthusiasts and those looking to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the Robertson Wine Valley.

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Mcgregor Winery

The McGregor Winery was established in 1948 and is currently located at the southern end of the Robertson Wine Valley. The winery lies nestled between the stunning hills of the Riviersonderend Mountains. Thirty-three farmers grow around fourteen thousand tons of grapes every year and combine their efforts to produce excellent South African wines.

Top things to do:

  • Wine Tasting: Enjoy a tasting of their diverse wine range, guided by knowledgeable staff.
  • Cellar Tours: Explore the winemaking facilities and learn about the cooperative's history and production methods.
  • Wine Purchases: Buy wines directly from the winery to take home or as gifts.
  • Scenic Views: Relax and take in the beautiful vineyard and mountain scenery that surrounds the winery.

McGregor Winery offers a welcoming and authentic wine experience, making it a worthwhile stop for wine enthusiasts visiting the Robertson area.

Whether you're a connoisseur seeking to expand your palate, or a traveller captivated by scenic landscapes, Robertson promises an enriching experience that celebrates the artistry and allure of South African wine-making. This is an area that is truly a must-visit for anyone looking to discover the essence of the Robertson Valley and its remarkable contributions to the world of wine.

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