5 Family-Friendly things to do at the Wacky Wine Festival in Robertson (plus WIN)

I love spending time with my family… you might have noticed that if you’re a regular reader!

My Weekend Wanderings series started as a way of documenting the fun we had as a family every weekend and more recently I’ve also enjoyed sharing our Family Fun Days.

One of our very first outings as a family of 3 almost 10 years ago (before the advent of this blog!) was to the Wacky Wine Festival in Robertson. I have such happy memories of a weekend spent in the valley enjoying the festivities. My husband was there for work purposes but myself and my first born found it to be a really fun experience – tractor rides, live music concerts and a last minute scramble for accommodation that found us spending the night in a caravan are some of my last memories!

This year see’s the 14th Wacky Wine Festival taking place! Once again the weekend promises to be great fun for the whole family….

More than 40 wine estates, boutique wineries and tourism establishments from the Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson region will be taking part in the Wacky Wine Festival (taking place from 1 – 4 June 2017)

There is something for everyone at Wacky Wine, even the kids will be thoroughly entertained. I’ve rounded up 5 of the best Family-friendly activities taking place during the event…

1. Kids Activities

The Robertson area offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Take a relaxing boat cruise down the Breede River. Enjoy lawn games, giant chess and interact with farm animals. Visit the biggest red chair in Africa and stroll through a flag labyrinth which paints a picture of the world!

2. Wine Farm & Cellar Tours

Embrace country life with farm tours and tractor rides. Embark on a 4×4 Vineyard trip through pomegranate groves to the top of the mountain overlooking the valley or explore the recently discovered Muskat caves.

3. Outdoor Sporting Events

The whole family can bring along their mountain bikes for a scenic MTB challenge, or the kids can ride alongside their folks for a 5km run through the vineyards.

4. Live Music

Music across a range of genres will be on offer at this year’s festival from Afrikaans, Blues, Folk to Country Rock and Classic. Festival goers will get to experience an authentic theatre event, comedy evening and wine and dine with the locals.

5. Fabulous Food

Mouth-watering food will be on offer to tickle your taste buds – from citrus, fudge and truffle delights to boerewors, artisanal pastries and handcrafted cheeses. Warm up with hearty soups, roosterkoeke and potjie.  Enjoy freshly baked bread with home-made jams. Indulge in farm style breakfasts, fresh produce and family recipe dishes. You can even opt to create your own picnic basket for lunch by selecting from an array of local olives, cheeses, handmade artisan charcuterie and preserves.


Pop over to the Wacky Wine website to find out more about which farms are hosting the Family-Friendly activities at Wacky Wine this year. Click on the Programme Tab and then on the Family icon.


Robertson lies on Route 62, recently named as one of the World’s Best Road Trips, and the Wacky Wine Weekend is the perfect excuse for a road trip down Route 62 with your family, so pack your bags and head out to make your own happy family memories!


One lucky Becoming you reader will win a set of 4 tickets for the Wacky Wine Festival taking place in Robertson from 1 – 4 June. 4 x tickets are valued at R720 and kiddies under 18 are free of charge so you could even take along another family! PLUS the lucky winner will also walk away with a case of mixed Robertson Wine Valley wine taking the total value of this awesome prize up to R1300!

To enter complete the form below…
Buy your ticket for Wacky Wine Festival via WebTickets. Choose the winery that will be your first stop. When you arrive, exchange your WebTicket at your first stop for your Wacky Passport consisting of your wine glass, water bottle, wristband, programme and coupons. Guests will be able to use the coupon system to enjoy 6 free tastings at each participating winery.



Accommodation is listed on the Robertson Wine Valley website and last minute accommodation will be available on the Wacky Wine website from May.


Contact Details

Robertson Wine Valley

Tel: 023 626 3167
Web: www.robertsonwinevalley.com
Email: events@robertsonwinevalley.com
Twitter: @RobertsonWineV  and @Wacky_Wine


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Terms & Conditions

  • The entrant must live in the Republic of South Africa.
  • The entrant must be 18 years old or older.
  • The entrant cannot be a juristic entity and must be an individual.
  • Transport and accommodation are not included in the prize.
Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. Would love to go. Spend the weekend in Montague a few weeks back and stopped of at Van Louveren wine estate in Robertson, amazing! Keen to go back that way soon xxx

    1. Ooooh yes we love it there! Those lush gardens are always a wonderful refuge from the heat of the day during our annual camping trip in the area

  2. Who doesn’t need an awesome day out with hubby and the kids, mom and dad can relax while kids explore, enjoy a meal and wine tasting.. Def a well deserved break with stunning views surrounding us.

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