The 15th Annual Whacky Wine Weekend proudly hosted by the Robertson Wine Valley was a success in their theme Taste The Lifestyle. It all happened from 31 May – 3 June 2018 and some of the #TeamWeekend Traveling Media Crew went for a day trip to experience it all.
With a host of estates offering up to six tastings per person it’s totally understandable why an entire weekend is required. The team opted to visit the ones as recommended by the Robertson Wine Valley team but we also booked the farm safari drive at Jan Harmsgat out in Swellendam for the late afternoon.
There were some really vibey pumping venues with tons of people enjoying the winter sun and the day was just perfect for exploring the Cape Winelands.
A firm favourite of the estates was definitely the following where we totally enjoyed the many picture opportunities too. Bon Courage seems to have been one of the more favored ones, from lovely wines to a great atmosphere and just all around awesome vibe and leaving with a box of six bottles of their Like Father Like Son Range.
The next stop that was pumping, set along the river with boat trips too was at Viljoensdrift with their Rose being a firm favourite and everyone’s glasses sparkling pink.
We continued along but decided to skip the traffic due to road works and popped in at Excelsior and the cheese and biltong was a real treat to be combined and the fact that you could also try your hand at mixing your own wine blend was an interesting twist.
Not too far from here around another bend was the lovely Zandvliet with lounge areas outside with hot fires and a buzzing tent with gin tastings too and their cellar experience with its cave like feel was really amazing.
We then continued on quite a bit of a drive towards Swellendam for our late afternoon Farm Safari Drive to discover a bit more about the Jan Harmsgat working farm and got to taste some pecan nuts and were treated in just a bit of game viewing of their herd of wildebeest.
Ending off with a lovely late afternoon into sunset safari drive with such amazing landscape views to end of a great day and having to drive back to what was a rainy Cape Town but much needed water for the area.
Plans were being made as the day neared its end to probably do a sleep over next year for a proper #TeamWeekend and explore some more and have more fun!