Big Game, Big Flavour

Jamie Watt, chef and managing partner at Hippo Hollow Country Estate in Hazyview runs one of the Lowveld’s best-loved restaurants. A fan of Robertson Winery Wine, he shares his famous Springbok shank recipe with us. Running a restaurant in bush country is no mean feat. There are the logistical considerations of course; getting all the best ingredients in and ensuring guests have the kind of...

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Introducing the new RW Lightly Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé

There’s a new family member at Robertson Winery with the arrival of our RW Lightly Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé. Winemaker Jacques Roux weighs in on how this cool, pink gem was made and how he thinks it will do. “We make the RW Lightly Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé from selected Pinot Noir blocks that are a bit more vigourous. We pick it in different stages,...

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Sparkling wine selector!

Choose the right bubbly for the right occasion this festive season. Dry? Sweet? White, pink or red? Somewhere in between? What about the occasion? Are you toasting something big or just celebrating life? Are you outdoors at a picnic or dressed up at an event? Select the right bubbly for who you are and what you are celebrating with our sparkling wine selector. The Smooth...

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Christmas South African Style

Here in the Robertson Valley we like tradition, but we like OUR tradition, not borrowed ones from other places so much. That’s why we like chef Pete Goffe-Wood’s approach to Christmas cooking. In his book A Life Digested, MasterChef Judge and Kitchen Cowboys Weber Grill Academies legend Pete-Goffe-Wood says that he has always found the Christmas dinner –associated with the Northern Hemisphere – a strange...

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Complete Award List

Our fabulous 2015 Michelangelo International Wine Awards results include a  PLATINUM for our Pinot Noir 2014 ( in barrels), DOUBLE GOLD  for the Kings River Chardonnay 2013, 3 GOLDS (Constitution Road Shiraz 2011, Constitution Road Shiraz 2012, Prospect Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and  Phanto Ridge Pinotage 2012)  and a SILVER for our Cape Ruby 2008. Our Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2015 clinched a GOLD at the...

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The Best Wine Festival in South Africa

Forget what you know about wine festivals, this little festival in Robertson is one of the best kept secrets in South African wine. Here’s what you need to know: approximately 30 participating wineries. That’s 30 wine farmers, their wine makers and other related wine nuts just waiting to share their vintages with you. Live music from Dave Rawlings, Henry Conradie (the singing winemaker), the Steel...

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The Moo-Moo’s Guinness Steak Pie with Robertson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

As you might have guessed with a name like Moo-Moo, despite their range of salads this Pretoria favourite isn’t really aimed at vegetarians. One of Robertson Winery’s favourite restaurants and a big seller of our wines, Moo-Moo’s approach is relaxed, fun and like us, they veer away from taking themselves too seriously. Owner Lizelle Keramianakis says, “Our goal at Moo-Moo was to casualize wine –...

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The Vineyard Update

There are few people who can combine the intuitive experience of a local farmer with the accuracy of a scientist, but our veteran viticulturist Briaan Stipp does just that. With an unrivalled understanding of the Robertson Valley, Briaan weighs in on what’s happening right now in the vineyards. “We have just finished our first pruning and the early varieties like chardonnay and chenin are starting...

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Mountain Bike Challenge : 6 June

NEW YEAR. NEW ROUTES. NEW CHALLENGES : Robertson Winery is excited to announce a brand new venue for our 2015 Wacky Wine Weekend Mountain Bike Challenge. Along with the change of venue comes four brand new and exclusive mountain bike trails. The 2015 MTB Challenge will commence and culminate on the same premises as the Wacky Wine festivities, so expect great food, live entertainment and, of course, awesome wines awaiting your arrival at the finish line.

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