The Vaal River Meander Wine Route​
Vaal Wine Route
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Vaal Wine Route

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 R50.00 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).

4 June – 24 July 2022
Saturdays, Sundays & on the Public Holiday
12h00 to 18h00

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

R50.00 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.

Full Covid-19 safety protocol are followed to ensure the safety of our guests and the staff at the venue. Wine tasting will be done at individual tables. All Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to as well as the appropriate social distancing of tables. No mask, no entry.

The 2022 Vaal Wine Expo:

Saturday – 30 July 2022

at Stonehaven on Vaal

12h00 to 17h00

R250.00 ticket per adult

Ticket includes:

  • A branded tasting glass to use and take home
  • Unlimited tastings of over 280 wines
  • Buy (& take home) your favourite wines direct from the Wine Estates at a discounted price.
  • A choice of either a 30 minute Vaal River Cruise voucher OR a R50.00 food voucher to use on the day.
  • Access to the food stalls,  Restaurant and Bar on the banks of the Vaal River


  • Kids under 18 years get free entry.
  • Only 1000 entry tickets available this year.
  • Buy tickets through WebTickets here or Stonehaven on Vaal.



2022 Wine Tasting Venues:

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

Emerald resort and casino
016 982 8355
Riviera on Vaal
016 100 5027
cock n bull pub
061 563 6384
016 982 2951/2
Model Bottle Store
Official Wine Stockist
Memories restaurant
016 981 6510
Urban Vines
082 572 9184
Taljaard taxis
Official Taxi Partner
016 423 3333
Waterfront Country Lodge and Spa
016 987 3434

Wine Shopping Time!

Find your new favourite wines by tasting the wide variety of wines on the 2021 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!

*subject to Covid-19 restrictions

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.

Alvis Drift
The Cock and Bull Pub
Doolhof wine estate
Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Urban Vines
Allee Bleue
The Cock and Bull Pub
Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Riviera on Vaal
Emerald Resort & Casino
Stonehaven on Vaal
Elgin Vintners
Urban Vines
Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Stonehaven on Vaal
Fat Bastard wines
RioSol Restaurant
Riebeek Cellars
Riviera on Vaal
HER wines
Emerald Resort & Casino
Robertsons winery
RioSol Restaurant
de Krans
Stonehaven on Vaal
Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Stonehaven on Vaal
Official Wine Partner
Cape Fine Wines
Official Wine Partner
Senora del Vino
Official Wine Partner
the wine cork
Official Wine Partner

The Vaal Wine Route Story ...

The Vaal Wine Route will be celebrating its 18th year this year (we would have turned 19 this year had we not have skipped 2020!). This year the Vaal Wine Route runs every Saturday, Sunday and on Public Holidays too from the 4th of June until the 27th of  July 2021 with the Vaal Wine Expo hosted at Stonehaven on Vaal on the 30th of July to end of the Winter Season with a bang!

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 7-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
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"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
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