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).

7 August – 29 August 2021
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
12h00 to 18h00

R50.00 to taste 8 different wines

As space is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, please call ahead and book a table for wine tasting. 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.

2021 Wine Tasting Venues:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, space is limited.
Please call the Venues directly and book a table for wine tasting ahead of time :

Dros Vanderbijlpark
016 932 4888
016 933 4821
High Stakes restaurant
016 982 8355
Stonehaven
016 982 2951/2
Memories restaurant
016 981 6510
cock and bull pub
082 572 9184
Model Bottle Store
Official Wine Stockist
Mezza Luna
076 116 4905
Three Oaks Pub and Restaurant
063 777 0573
Taljaard taxis
Official Taxi Partner
RioSol
016 423 3333
Waterfront Country Lodge and Spa
016 987 3434
Riviera on Vaal
016 420 1300

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

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, space is limited.
Please book a table for wine tasting ahead of time by contacting the Venues directly.

Allee Bleue
Shakespeare Inn
Darling Cellars
High Stakes Restaurant
Elgin Vintners
Shakespeare Inn
Robertsons winery
RioSol Restaurant
Benguela Cove
Waterfront Country Lodge
de Krans
Stonehaven on Vaal
Fat Bastard wines
RioSol Restaurant
Rustenberg Wines
RioSol Restaurant
Official Wine Partner
Boschendal
Rivieria on Vaal Hotel
Doolhof wine estate
Riviera on Vaal
Kaapzicht
Waterfront Country Lodge
Spier
Stonehaven on Vaal
Cape Fine Wines
Official Wine Partner
Bosman Family Vineyards
The Cock and Bull Pub
Doran Vineyards
Mezza Luna Restaurant
Landskroon wines
Three Oaks Pub & Restaurant
Val di terra
Three Oaks Pub and Restaurant
Senora del Vino
Official Wine Partner
Bushmanspad Estate
The Cock & Bull Pub
Riviera on Vaal Hotel
Middelvlei
Riviera on Vaal
Vondeling
Memories Restaurant
Cape Uncorked
Stonehaven on Vaal
Mezza Luna
Riebeek Cellars
Dros & Riviera on Vaal

The Vaal Wine Route Story ...

The Vaal Wine Route will be celebrating its 17th year this year (we would have turned 18 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 5th of June until the 29th of  August 2021.

Traditionally, there are 2 events that run back to back including a full day of wine tasting at the Vaal River Wine Expo that is hosted on the Vaal River at Stonehaven and Tsogo Sun Riverside Hotel. However,  due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be hosting the Vaal Wine Show this year but will look at 2022 should the restrictions be lifted.

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 9-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.

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"Most amazing place!"
Jessica Smith
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"Best outing for people who wont to meet new people! just love it, go every year 😄"
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"Fun winter experience."
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"A must for every wine lover"
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