9 Things to do at the Wacky Wine Festival!

One of the Cape’s most exciting experiences for wine lovers, – this year the Wacky Wine Festival has even more in store to delight and enthrall lucky festival goers! 

Savour 15 years of greatness at this year’s Wacky Wine Weekend in partnership with Cape Talk from 31 May to 3 June 2018, proudly hosted by the Robertson Wine Valley.

With a multitude of fun activities on offer, create your own personalized festival experience with this list of the top 9 Things to Do at the Wacky Wine Weekend.

For a full list of options including train trips and designated drivers visit the festival website.

Get your tickets! 

What to do at the Wacky Wine Weekend?

Wine Enthusiasts

Savour award winning wines and sample sublime vintages through cellar tours, barrel tastings, pairings and interactive tastings by exceptional winemakers.

Discover your inner winemaker and blend your own unique wine creation or disgorge your own bottle of Methode Cap Classique.

Join master wine tasting classes presented by Cape Wine Academy for the adventurous, novice or advanced wine connoisseur.

Adventure Lovers

Join the Funduro with a motorbike race for the whole family or start the weekend off with a variety of fun outdoor activities.

Breathe in the fresh country air with local hikes in the valley or bring your mountain bike along for a scenic MTB challenge through the vineyards with magnificent mountain views.

Family Folk 

Create a family picnic basket by selecting from an array of local olives, cheeses, handmade artisan charcuterie and preserves from the delis.

Take a relaxing boat cruise down the Breede River, enjoy lawn games and giant chess, or unleash your inner cowboy with a mechanical bull ride.

Visit the biggest red chair in Africa and stroll through a flag labyrinth which paints a picture of the world.

Romantic at Heart

Book a candlelight wine tasting in underground cellars or a wine pairing with music and art, embark on a romantic river cruise with a picnic basket and bottle of wine, or seal your love at the love lock wall.

Enjoy an evening of dinner and dance under the stars, take a leisurely stroll through the vineyards, book a relaxing massage or simply enjoy quality time with a glass of award winning red wine by the fireplace.


Indulge in delicious Winemaker’s Dinners from Braai and Wine experiences to Dinner in The Vines.

Enjoy farm style breakfasts, fresh produce and family recipe dishes. Warm up with hearty soups, roosterkoeke and potjies.  Taste award winning olive oil and olives with freshly baked bread.

Mouth-watering food and wine pairings will be on offer to tickle your taste buds – from citrus delights, local preserves and chocolate to soup and wine pairings. Celebrate with Methode Cap Classique and oysters as well as locally crafted brandies and liqueurs.

Satisfy Your Wanderlust

Join in on a panoramic terroir tractor adventure to the top of the hills.

Embark on a 4×4 safari vineyard and farm tour through pomegranate groves and vineyards to the top of the mountain overlooking the valley or explore the recently discovered Muscat caves.

Embrace Country Life

Get down to earth with picnics, farm tours and tractor rides.

Road tripping on Route 62

Head out to the country and enjoy the simple pleasures in life with a road trip along Route 62, the perfect excuse for a family getaway or road trip with friends.

Pay it Forward

Thunderchild is a local wine blend produced by wineries in the valley as part of their contribution to Die Herberg orphanage. 100% of the profit of Thunderchild sales are donated to the orphanage to help fund the education of the children. Each coupon used during Wacky Wine Weekend, Robertson Wine Valley will donate money towards the Thunderchild project.

With all this choice, you really can craft your perfect weekend. Whether you intend to simply unwind with great wine or embark on an exciting adventure, Wacky Wine Festival has catered for you!

Please Note: The Robertson Wine Valley supports the use of wine in a responsible manner and has partnered with transport companies to give you options for the weekend to taste responsibly. Book transport in advance or book a taxi on the weekend.

R200pp at Webtickets includes wine glass, 6 wine tasting coupons per winery and a bottle of Healthy Mineral Water. Get your tickets now!

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Robertson Wine Valley’s Wacky Wine Weekend 2018