Robertson Winery

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From its very humble beginnings in 1852, the town of Robertson has always been filled with the most generous of people. Dr William Robertson, the Scottish minister whom the town is named after, the hard-working community that tends to the wine farms and everyone else here welcomes you with open arms.

With the town a little more grown up by 1941, its stone church built by the community and serviced by missionaries, was no longer in use. It made the perfect place to establish Robertson Winery. The small church building was put to use for winemaking and cellaring operations, delivering delicious wines for all to share.

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Robertson Winery

From its very humble beginnings in 1852, the town of Robertson has always been filled with the most generous of people. Dr William Robertson, the Scottish minister whom the town is named after, the hard-working community that tends to the wine farms and everyone else here welcomes you with open arms.

With the town a little more grown up by 1941, its stone church built by the community and serviced by missionaries, was no longer in use. It made the perfect place to establish Robertson Winery. The small church building was put to use for winemaking and cellaring operations, delivering delicious wines for all to share.

Our Community

In a town filled with passionate people who embrace the world around them, you simply cannot have anything but a big-hearted community. This welcoming spirit is almost innate, with some of the over 35 farming families already seventh generation grape growers. Add to that the invaluable contribution of dedicated farmworkers, and their families (also from long lines of wine-farming stock), and you have a vibrant, generous community invested in the land, the town and great local wine.

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Our Community

In a town filled with passionate people who embrace the world around them, you simply cannot have anything but a big-hearted community. This welcoming spirit is almost innate, with some of the over 35 farming families already seventh generation grape growers. Add to that the invaluable contribution of dedicated farmworkers, and their families (also from long lines of wine-farming stock), and you have a vibrant, generous community invested in the land, the town and great local wine.

The life source of the Robertson Valley and one of the most important rivers in the Western Cape, the Breede River is vital to our winery and community.

Flowing from the Skurweberg to the sea at Witsands, the Breede is joined by hundreds of streams off our surrounding Langeberg mountains along the way. It is from this vital artery that we irrigate our vines. But it is also from this river that we draw much inspiration and joy. For years, it has fed our souls and opened our hearts as we continue to gather on its banks for good times together.

Our River

In 1953 The Robertson 'Beach' was a place for all townsfolk to gather, share the week’s stories, swim in the Breede River and bask in the sun.

Issued jointly by the Robertson Municipality and the Publicity and Travel Department of the South African Railways 1953.

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Our Vineyards

In this sought after wine producing region, a variety of mesoclimates and soil conditions create a side spectrum of terroirs, allowing us to produce an exciting diversity of wine styles.

Robertson is nestled in a valley of abundance, from the sun-drenched mountain vineyards growing select varietals to plentiful river valley vineyards heavy with fruit. But more than the land and the climate, it’s the people who’ve always been generous. In fact, many of the farms and farmers have been supplying us for decades. And because the rhythms of the seasons inform everything that we do, the best grapes are picked at the right time, pressed, fermented and blended by our winemakers, the result is award-winning wines you can’t help but want to share.

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Our Vineyards

Robertson is nestled in a valley of abundance, from the sun-drenched mountain vineyards growing select varietals to plentiful river valley vineyards heavy with fruit. But more than the land and the climate, it’s the people who’ve always been generous. In fact, many of the farms and farmers have been supplying us for decades. And because the rhythms of the seasons inform everything that we do, the best grapes are picked at the right time, pressed, fermented and blended by our winemakers, the result is award-winning wines you can’t help but want to share.

Our Soils
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Dry-Red-Structured-Soils-on-Parent-Rock. Dry Red Structured Soils on Parent Rock.
Hard-carbonate-rich-soils Hard carbonate rich soils
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Strong-Red-Structured-Soils. Strong Red Structured Soils.
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Our Philosophy

We believe winemaking is a natural process.

For us winemaking is a natural process and with the hands-on nature of life in the Robertson Valley, we see it unfold every day. From the soil it is grown in, the water that feeds the vine and the elements each harvest is exposed to, our grapes are the product of many influences before they are even turned into wine. Add the human touch to the process and the real relationship begins. It’s this collaboration between nature, workers, farmers and winemakers and the grape that already implies a product to be shared and enjoyed together.

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Our Philosophy

For us winemaking is a natural process and with the hands-on nature of life in the Robertson Valley, we see it unfold every day. From the soil it is grown in, the water that feeds the vine and the elements each harvest is exposed to, our grapes are the product of many influences before they are even turned into wine. Add the human touch to the process and the real relationship begins. It’s this collaboration between nature, workers, farmers and winemakers and the grape that already implies a product to be shared and enjoyed together.

Our Winemakers and Viticulturist

The winemaking team is guided by Francois Weich and Jacques Roux who both have been with Robertson Winery for over 12 years.  Briaan Stipp’s team of viticulturists oversee the 7.5 million vines grown on over 40 farms.

In 2012 we were delighted to welcome two winemakers into the Robertson Winery family in time for the harvest - Olivia Poonah and Thys Loubser.

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Our Winemakers and Viticulturist

The winemaking team is guided by Francois Weich and Jacques Roux who both have been with Robertson Winery for over 12 years.  Briaan Stipp’s team of viticulturists oversee the 7.5 million vines grown on over 40 farms.

In 2012 we were delighted to welcome two winemakers into the Robertson Winery family in time for the harvest - Olivia Poonah and Thys Loubser.

Our Winemakers
Briaan-StippBrian Stipp
Jacques-RouxJacques Roux
Francois-WeichFrancois Weich
Olivia-PoonahOlivia Poonah
Thys-LoubserThys Loubser

Our History

Here are a few of our milestones

16

2014

Robertson launches their Lighly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

15

2013

New product range is launched including the Sparkling Wine and 1L Cultivar Range

14

2011

New production facilities are established, and the winemaking and production department are separated.

13

2008

New products including the Slimline and Light Range are released.

12

2006

The new logo is introduced across all ranges

11

2006

Robertson Winery once again rebrand themselves with a new modern logo

10

2005

Robertson Winery refines their advertising

9

2004

Robertson Winery’s first advertisement.

8

2003

Vineyard Selection range was launched

7

2002

The new logo depicts the humble beginnings of the Winery.

6

2002

Robertson Winery rebrands with a new logo

5

2000

Robertson Winery launches their Natural Sweet Range

4

1999

The original logo depicting the bounty of the wine harvest. Robertson Winery produces a range of cultivars and blends

3

1994

The Robertson Winery Chardonnay was announced as the SA White Wine Champion

2

1984

Robertson Winery first bottled their wine under their own label.

1

1941

Robertson Winery was first established in a missionary chapel on the outskirts of Robertson.

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Wine portfolio

We believe wine making is a natural process. Since different styles of wine vary greatly in their soil and climatic requirements, our accomplished cellar master, Bowen Botha, believes that the desired style should determine the choice of vineyard. Adhering to a philosophy of minimal handling and gentle pressing in order to capture the natural flavours of the fruit in the wine, Bowen and his inspired team of winemakers gently guide the transformation process to craft wines of exceptional quality and individuality.

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