Do you consider yourself an appreciator of wine? Well then, Robertson Wine Valley has a variety of offerings to explore and experience, from beautiful scenery to stunning accommodation and of course…fine wine. You do know that wine goes hand-in-hand with beautiful scenery, right? And maybe a delectable cheese too.
For Robertson, the spring season is defined as a period of new growth in all the vineyards of the valley. During this period, the valley becomes very active, in terms of cultivation and irrigation.
Although WE might envision spring to be a colourful and happy season, in the Robertson Wine Valley, spring is the season where the preparation for the happiness and colourfulness takes place.
Moving towards the end of October and early November, the flowers and after berries on the grape vines will be set and this will allow for new grape bunches to develop. Can you imagine the sight of this…the entire Robertson Valley covered in greenish flower clusters?
While you ponder on that view, scroll through this list of two of the best petite accommodation destinations as well as the five excellent wineries to visit this spring for their fruity and unique wine blends, in the Robertson Wine Valley:
Gardens of cacti surrounds the six, well decorated suites, each carpeted with an authentic wild animal hide. This accommodation venue defines a luxury farm experience. Here, you'll wake up to the magnificent view of mountains, covered in vineyards, with fresh air surrounding you...this is how every spring season should be experienced. The hospitality service is no less than exceptional and the overall comfort of the accommodation is pleasurable. For the price range on the rooms, click here.
The lodge is located in the heart of Route 62, Montagu. Although the food served at the lodge is gourmet, modern cuisine...you instantly feel like you've been taken back in time the moment you step into the lodge, as it releases somewhat of a vintage feel. The lodge consists of a sparkling swimming pool and a deck for relaxation, which is perfect during the spring season, and the rooms will leave you feeling homely. Mimosa impressively, craft their own Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and a potent Shiraz.
Favoruite spring destinations in the Robertson Wine Valley
What's special about Rooiberg, apart from their Cape White sauvignon blanc, is that the biggest red chair in Africa is located on the estate. This red chair will reflect very beautifully on your spring photos. Moreover, they lure their guests to the estate with abstract red signage boards on the side of the road, leading to the estate. The Rooiberg Cape White sauvignon blanc is filled with a tropical fruit taste, which is a perfect drink to enjoy in spring climate.
Bon Courage is located in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley and is considered to experience the best climate for grape farming and winemaking. What's unique about the estate is that they are very cautious of responsible winemaking. They keep the yields low, control the water supply and they apply strict canopy management. During spring, make sure that you grab a limited release of their fine 2013 Inkara Shiraz...who knows, next spring season it might be finished.
Spring is a season all about being spontaneous. Though you might have planned a fine wine tasting spring trip, why not deviate slightly and get into fine brandy tasting? Klipdrift truly produces and showcases an array of classical brandies. The estate discharges a hospitable aura upon arrival and the staff is exceptionally friendly. What's more is that they offer fruity fudges and fruity brandy mixes with crushed ice...what better season to enjoy this than spring right?
Much like everything else in the Robertson Wine Valley, there is special sentimental value attached to this estate...Springfield Estate is currently operated by the ninth-generation descendants of French Huguenots who came to South Africa during the 1688. The estate holds a number of springboks in captivity and the surroundings are absolutely magnificent. This destination is ideal for spring as it allows you to picnic on the bright green grass patch, just before entering the estate's building.
This is probably one of the most stylish estates in the valley. RiverGold is well made up with modern (if not futuristic) interior. The estate comprises of vast areas of bright green grass and multiple decks for relaxation. Your spring trip will not be complete if you didn't indulge in the RiverGold Sauvignon Blanc, which is rich in the smell of gooseberry and guava...imagine having this, ice cold on a deck, overlooking a gorgeous dam in spring climate!
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*Disclaimer: Traveller24 Intern Ra-ees Moerat was hosted by the Robertson Wine Valley, including accommodation and food.