Robertson Winelands

This wine-producing region is located in the Breede River Valley of the Western Cape, 160 km east of Cape Town. The Breede River meanders through the region, and many of Robertson’s scattered vineyards sit along its tributaries as well as the foothills of the mountains.

Robertson is one of South Africa’s better-known wine producing regions and predominately produces rich, fruit driven red and white wines made from Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes. The town of Roberston is safe, charming and made up of old Victorian buildings and jacaranda-lined streets.

The dry, hot climate is ideal for the production of premium grapes. The unique assortment of soils gives Robertson wine farmer’s good options when it comes to site selection. Red grapes do particularly well, as well as Chardonnay grapes, which thrive on pockets of limestones soil found throughout Robertson.

Robertson is known locally as the ‘valley of wine and roses’. From the 19th Century it has been home to Ostrich farming and racehorse stud farms as well as vineyards. While it may not be as historically significant as Stellenbosch and Paarl, it is home to home to some of South Africa’s best-known wine estates.

KEY FACTS
Area: 160 km east of Cape Town
Varieties: Chardonnay & Shiraz
Known for: Produces rich, fruit driven red and white wines
THE REGION
Area: Located in the Breede River Valley
Varieties: Chardonnay & Shiraz
Known for: Famous wine producing region
WINERIES
Goedverwacht