The Vaal River Meander Wine Route​

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Gauteng’s very own Wine Route!

Why travel all the way to the Cape when you can sip, savour and enjoy some of South Africa’s finest wines right here in Gauteng? Gauteng’s very own Wine Route is located in the Vaal area, a mere 45 minutes drive from Joburg and easy to find.

Taste 8 superb South African wines for R80.00 at over a dozen different venues on and around the Vaal River area. Take home your favourite wines as all wines on the Vaal Wine Route will be on sale at cost +10% (cheaper than cellar door prices).

Enjoy the Vaal River Wine Route
Every Saturday & Sunday from 12H00
1 June 2024 to 28 July 2024

Hosted at various wine tasting venues on and around the Vaal River area in Gauteng

R80.00 to taste 8 different wines

No entry fee – simply pay the tasting fee at the Venues of your choice. Please note that certain Venues have different trading and kitchen hours. The last table booking for wine tasting is 17h00 as the wine tasting experience is 1 hour.

The 2024 Vaal Wine Expo:

Why travel all the way to the Cape when you can enjoy unlimited superb wine tasting right on the banks of the Vaal River in Gauteng! This year, The 20th Annual Vaal Wine Expo is hosted at Stonehaven on Vaal on Saturday, 01 June 2024 from Midday to 5pm.

01 June 2024
12:00 to 17:00
at Stonehaven on Vaal

R300 a ticket per Adult

Tickets includes:
– A branded tasting glass to use and take home.
– Unlimited tastings of over 200 different wines.
– A 30 minute Vaal River Cruise voucher OR a R50.00 food voucher to use on the day
– Access to food stalls, kiddies play area, restaurant & bar.

NO tickets available on the day.
Kids & designated drivers allowed free entry

2024 Wine Tasting Venues:

Please call the Venues directly and book a table for wine tasting ahead of time to avoid disappointment :

Wine Shopping Time!

Find your new favourite wines by tasting the wide variety of wines on the 2024 Vaal Wine Route and take them home*

All our wines can be bought directly from the Venues right after your wine tasting session at cost + 10% that’s less than cellar prices!

It’s time to uncork

Space is limited at certain Venues, please contact the Venues directly to book a table ahead of time for wine tasting to avoid disappointment.

The Vaal Wine Route Story …

Start your Vaal Wine Route journey with a BANG at The Vaal Wine Expo hosted at Stonehaven on Vaal on the 1st of June to start the Winter Season!

The Vaal Wine Route turns 20 this year.

The Vaal Wine Route runs every Saturday, Sunday and on Public Holidays too from the 8th of June until the 28th of  July 2024

Wine tastings run from 12 midday to 6pm (last table booking is at 5pm) and is hosted at various venues on and around the Vaal River area. The 8-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route is a very well-priced wine treat to beat the winter blues, as well as being able to do this at a quirky variation of different Venues on or around the banks of the Vaal River.

Come for the Wines
Stay for the Weekend

Gather friends and family – come on over for a weekend of wine tasting fun! There are many accommodation options to choose from as well as fun winter activities to enjoy such as a Cruising Wine Tasting Luncheon aboard a luxurious Cruiser; Special Overnight Weekend Breaks; spend a weekend aboard a House Boat as you throw anchor and moor at the different venues along the Vaal River for wine tasting; spend the weekend at a Lodge or Hotel along the Vaal while you enjoy the wine and food pairing by water taxi or self-drive or enjoy special spa treatments packages put on to celebrate this winter treat.

Gauteng’s very own Wine Route is located on and around the Vaal River area, a mere 45 minutes drive from Joburg and easy to find.

Join the conversation

“Most amazing place! Loved the boat cruise on the Vaal River, a relaxing afternoon experience”
Jessica Smith
~Facebook Review ~
“Best outing for people who wont to meet new people! just love it, go every year 😄”
Laura Petracio
~Facebook Review ~
“The 2018 Vaal Wine Expo was amazing. Well organized both at Stonehaven on Vaal and Riverside Sun. A very relaxing and welcoming event with great entertainment and river cruises for all to enjoy..”
Petra Stuart
~Facebook Review ~
“I have been attending the Vaal wine route for the past 6 years and the 2018 expo is the best one yet in my opinion. I really enjoyed it and I’m already looking forward to next years expo , well done!”
Melissa Naidoo
~Facebook Review ~