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The Wacky Wine Weekend is back

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Molly Fitz-Patrick |
The Wacky Wine Weekend is back

A wonderful winter weekend awaits as this annual event heads back to Robertson Wine Valley for the fourteenth time.

The Wacky Wine Weekend, hosted by Robertson Wine Valley, will be starting this Thursday, and last until Sunday (1-4 June). Wacky Wine has become one of the most popular, family-friendly wine festivals in the country.

Robertson Wine Valley

“Taste the Lifestyle” is Wacky Wine Weekend’s tagline, and that’s exactly what you’ll get, a taste of the idyllic life in the Robertson Valley. This year, over 40 wine estates and boutique wineries and other tourism establishments from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson will be involved in the festival – which is promising to be the best one yet. You can expect award-winning wines, tutored tastings, wine pairings, cellar tours and fun for the whole family. Throughout the weekend, you’ll also be entertained by live music, arts and crafts stalls, sports and delicious country food.

delicious country food in Roberston

There will be something for everyone, so if you can, take a long weekend and go for the full four days. Your weekend passport will get you into all the participating establishments, some of which are: Arabella, Bemind, Graham Beck, Excelsior, Weltevrede and Rietvallei. Your ticket will also include a complimentary wine tasting glass and six wine tasting coupons per winery.

For those of you who want to take advantage of the lovely surrounding landscape, bring your takkies or your mountain bike and explore the countryside in between all the festivities.

As the festival does not take place at a centralised location, festival goers will have to get from venue to venue. Wacky Wine Weekend has a zero-tolerance policy towards drinking and driving so it’s essential to sort out your transport beforehand, all the help and information you need is on the Wacky Wine website.

Festival goers at the Roberston wine tasting event

Each establishment will have its own programme and selection of activities, you’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice. I would recommend going through the programme on the website, and try to decide what you would like to do in advance, so you are not overwhelmed by all the choices once you arrive.

In any event, Wacky Wine Weekend promises to be enormously fun and memorable, a weekend you and your family will be talking about for years to come. Tickets are available online at WebTickets (

Experience for yourself:

  • Wacky Wine Weekend | 023 626 3167 |

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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