Settlement reached between Robertson Winery and CSAAWU Trade Union

Robertson Winery wishes to confirm that following a protracted strike of thirteen weeks, the Company and the representative trade union, CSAAWU, have concluded a three year substantive agreement. This agreement was reached yesterday, the 23rd November 2016. The particular period of industrial action generated considerable media exposure given that it coincided with a general expose of terms and conditions applicable within the broader wine industry....

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Response to “Bitter Grapes” documentary

Dear Colleague and fellow Consumer, There have been a number of items in the media recently arising from the documentary aired in Sweden and Denmark last week, named “Bitter Grapes: Slavery in the Vineyards”. This brief is a response to these allegations and an attempt to highlight certain information which we believe was conspicuously ignored in the documentary. Summary: The documentary presented an overall review...

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Industrial Action: Response Letter From Our Swedish Importer

Having been the importer of Robertson wines for many years, I would like to respond to the newspaper article published in the SvD Näringsliv about Robertson Winery. To begin, we wish to emphasize that the socio-economic challenges faced in South Africa are greater than ever. South Africa is a young democracy and is still in a kind of “teething phase.” Those who have travelled to...

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Industrial Action at Robertson Winery

Background: Robertson Winery and CSAAWU, the trade union recognised by Robertson Winery for purposes of collective bargaining, continue to be in dispute regarding proposed salary adjustments for the following twelve month period. An attempt by the CCMA to concilate the dispute was unsuccessful and the trade union has engaged in protected industrial action in support of its demands. At the commencement of the industrial action,...

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Complete Award List

Vitis Vinifera 2016 awarded our Constitution Road Shiraz 2013 a double gold, and at this competition, as well as at the Global Chardonnay Masters 2016, our Constitution Road Chardonnay 2014  raked in gold medals. Syrah du Monde 2016 results are out and we walked away with a SILVER, for our delicious Wolfkloof Shiraz 2013. Proud to announce that we clinched a GOLD for our Constitution Road...

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Cheese and Wine Pairing with a Difference

Not sure which wine pairs perfectly with that cheese on the table? Or wondering which cheese goes perfectly with your favorite bottle of RW wine? Fret not, we have the perfect pairing combinations with some recipe ideas you can try at home tonight. Edam Cheese is a Semi Hard cheese, with a mild taste and slightly hidden sweetness- making it the perfect pairing with our...

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Robertson Winery Food and Wine Pairing Guide

We’ve had a lot of requests recently regarding which Robertson Winery wine should be paired with which type of food and with a range as extensive as ours it’s not surprising that things can appear a bit complicated!  The image above simplifies things a bit and illustrates what foods (cheese/nuts, meat/poultry, seafood, veggie/fruit, herb/spice, sauces and desserts) go best with 9 of our single varietal...

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Mountain Bike Challenge – 4 June 2016

Robertson Winery is happy to bring you the 10th edition of our Wacky Wine Weekend MTB! Last year we introduced 4 amazing new and exclusive routes that we have now tweaked for even more excitement in 2016. The event will once again start and finish at the same premises that Robertson Winery hosts all their Wacky Wine activities activities (on Voortrekker Road, to the right...

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Wacky Wine Weekend (2-5 June): Our Itinerary

Robertson Winery will once again be taking part in the annual Wacky Wine Weekend in the Robertson Wine Valley. Here’s a summary of all the exciting events taking place in and around the Winery this year. Please note that booking is essential for some of the activities, so it’s best to secure your place early in order to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing...

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A record-breaking harvest in the Robertson Valley

We chat to the experts about Robertson Winery’s incredible harvest and the wines that will come of it. The Robertson valley is an idyllic looking place. Beautiful vineyards on stunning farms set on the slopes of imposing mountains while the Breede River snakes through the valley down towards the coast. But while the Robertson Valley is undeniably beautiful, for the farmers and winemakers of Robertson...

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