The Venues

Wine Tasting Time!

Taste 8 superb wines for R50.00 at any of our participating partner venues on and around the Vaal River area. Take home your favourite wines – all wines will be on sale at cost +10% (cheaper than cellar door prices).

4 June – 24 July 2022
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
12h00 to 18h00 (Last table booking at 17h00)

R50.00 to taste 8 different wines

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

– Limited space at certain Venues – Bookings essential – No walk-in’s – Last table booking at 17h00 –

As space is limited at certain venues, please call ahead and book a table for wine tasting to avoid disappointment. 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.

Wine Tasting Venues & their Wine Partners:

For more info on the Venue and their Wine Partners, click on the logo:

cock n bull pub
VANDERBIJLPARK
Emerald resort and casino
VANDERBIJLPARK
Memories restaurant
VANDERBIJLPARK
Urban Vines
VANDERBIJLPARK
RioSol
VEREENIGING
Waterfront Country Lodge and Spa
VANDERBIJLPARK
Riviera on Vaal
VEREENIGING
Stonehaven
VANDERBIJLPARK
Model Bottle Store
- Wine Stockist - Meyerton
Taljaard taxis
- Official Taxi Partner - entire Vaal area
Emerald resort and casino
Emerald Resort & Casino

The Emerald Resort & Casino delivers enthralling gaming, memorable entertainment, unforgettable food and luxury accommodation at Hotel, Safari Lodges, River Resort and Liquid Living Houseboat. 18+| winners know when to stop. NRGP: 0800 006 008

Specials:
  • 15% Discount on the Sunday Carvery if you take the Wine Pairing on Sunday.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday & Sunday: 11h00 – 22h00

Public Holidays: 08h00 – 11h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 11h00 – 22h00

Public Holidays : 08h00 – 11h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 982 8355
Memories restaurant
Memories

Memories Restaurant in Vanderbijlpark offers you an upmarket experience.. Best cappuccino in the Vaal and our Illy coffee is highly recommended by coffee ” connoisseurs “ complimemted with Gourmet cakes baked in house Breakfast, Lunch and Supper as well as Take Away meals Inspired by my love for Portuguese cuisine, thanks to my belated Mother-in-law (Mama Mortagua). We strive to keep the tradition of family and friends enjoying a good meal filled with love and individual attention...."a minha casa e sua casa" (my house is your house) Hence our slogan EAT, LIVE, ENJOY We also offer Catering Services enjoyed in the comfort of your own home - platters, take home meals as well as Cakes for any occasion.

Specials:
  • Build your own Pizza and get 1 glass of house wine for free
  • Wine route Nibble Basket for 2 @ R110.00

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday : 09h00 – 21h00

Sunday : 09h00 – 15h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday : 09h00 – 21h00

Sunday : 09h00 – 15h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 981 6510
RioSol
Rio Sol Portugese Restaurant

Rio Sol has been the Vaal's favourite restaurant for 22 years! Make sure to visit this little gem in the middle of the Vaal Triangle.

Specials:
  • COMING SOON

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday : 12h00 – 22h00

Sunday : 11h00 – 16h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday : 12h00 – 21h00

Sunday : 11h00 – 15h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 423 3333
Riviera on Vaal
Riviera on Vaal Hotel

Prime resort 45 minutes from Jhb. All rooms with river views. Golf, Spa, eateries. Modern conference rooms. Child friendly. Aqua Lounge Premium trips.

Specials:
  • Wine Route Weekend Package R2570.00
    – 2 night stay (check in Friday , check-out Sunday
    – Bed and breakfast for 2 people
    – 2 x tickets to dinner theatre on the Friday Evening
    – 2x Tickets to the Wine Tasting
  • Or use promo code VAALWINEROUTE for 15% off website bookings!

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

07h00 – 22h00

Kitchen Hours:

07h00 – 22h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 100 5027
Stonehaven
Stonehaven on Vaal

Largest alfresco Garden Restaurant in South Africa. You will enjoy being greeted by the relaxed and charming ambience as you meander through Stonehaven’s cobbled pathways that lead you through the quaint herb garden, over 1000 rose bushes and the mature gardens and lawns that sweep down to the Vaal River. You have a variety of dining options at Stonehaven on Vaal. The Dining Terraces provide an attractive spot for summer meals overlooking the river as does the garden and lawns where you can enjoy dining under a gazebo. Dining around the swimming pool while your children enjoy a dip is also a perfect way of enjoying relaxed family dining. The Wine Cellar and River Pub have a friendly atmosphere which makes the conversation flow naturally and easily. You will enjoy experiencing winter in the sanctuary of Stonehaven’s cosy River Pub with its roaring and crackling fireplaces enhanced by Stonehaven’s many antiques and nautical ornaments and memorabilia. Stonehaven‘s fare is hearty in quantity and freshly prepared from local produce. Menus range from light pub meals to a more serious restaurant menu with a mix of classic and modern dishes. Homemade puddings are a particular treat at Stonehaven. Besides the 10 acres of beautifully tendered gardens, there is the busy Stonehaven Harbour with a fleet of 4 Cruisers to choose from for your sized function – from 2 to 200. Full onboard dining is catered for from breakfasts, brunches, braais, spits, smorgasbords, picnics, buffets, seafood extravaganzas and cocktail snacks. Stonehaven also hosts a regular Sunday Cruising Buffet every Sunday aboard one of the luxurious cruisers or floating restaurants – “The Spirit of Jen”. Casual 50-minute cruises too on Saturday and Sundays too.

Specials:
  • Wine Tasting Luxurious Cruise (50-min) @R150p/p (Sundays – departs 14h30)
    Start your wine tasting journey on one of Stonehaven’s luxury cruisers

  • 2-hr Luxury Luncheon and Wine Tasting Cruise @R530p/p (12h00 – 14h00)
    Try something different and book a luxury lunch cruise and wine tasting, enjoy 8 different wines with your 3-course lunch aboard one of Stonehaven’s Cruisers

  • Wine Tasting by River Taxi (speed boat) R420.00p/p between 2 river venues – includes wine tasting at 2 venues (Min 4 Guests)

  • Add something special to your wine tasting weekend – A return speed boat trip to one of two wine route venue partners

  • Cheese Platter for 2 including Wine Tasting of 8 wines R350.00
    Treat yourself to a delicious experience when you add a Stonehaven cheese platter to your wine tasting

  • Luxury 50min Cruises R100.00 p/p, R80.00 children (3-12yrs) Monday to Friday @16h00

  • 2-hr Luxury Breakfast Cruise @R280p/p (Sundays 09h00 – 11h00)

  • Picnic and Wine Tasting on the Banks of the Vaal River @315.00 p/p (Mon-Fri Booking Essential)

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 10h00 – 21h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 10h00 – 20h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 982 2951/2
cock n bull pub
The Cock & Bull Pub

The Cock & Bull Pub is a family-friendly neighbourhood pub with relaxed outdoor seating and a cosy indoor area with fireplace, set in an atmospheric, historical village. We serve a full range of beers (including craft beer on tap), spirits, gin on tap and cocktails. We provide entertainment and fun activities from Monday – Thursday (darts, poker, quiz, karaoke & ladies’ night) and live music every Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Also on offer are tasty pub meals. Kid's play area and secure parking on the premises.

Dining Specials:
  • Two Wine Tastings (8 wines each) & Cheeseboard for Two – R200.00
  • Two Wine Tastings (8 wines each) & Pairing Snack Basket for Two – R150.00
  • Chicken Curry & Rice – R89.00

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 10h00 – 02h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 10h00 – 21h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 061 563 6384
Urban Vines
Urban Vines

Nestled in the atmospheric Sylviavale Heritage Village, Urban Vines offers an authentic bistro experience where you can dine outdoors in the vineyard, inside the cosy restaurant or on the veranda overlooking the village grounds. The restaurant’s easy-going style, elegance and warmth make for that perfect romantic meal for two, or provide a relaxed setting for a group of friends or family or a business meeting. Serving breakfast, lunch, light meals and dinner the menu and wine list have something for everyone, from those looking for familiar favourites to the more adventurous palates.

Dining Specials:
  • Two Wine Tastings (8 wines each) & Cheeseboard for Two – R200.00
  • Petit Pairing: 8 Wine Tasters with pairs – R120.00
  • Prawn Arrabiata Pasta – R99.00
  • 200g Pepper Crusted Beef Fillet with 2 sides – R130.00

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday : 09h00 – 22h00

Sunday :09h00 – 22h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday : 09h00 – 21h00

Sunday :09h00 – 21h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 082 572 9184
Waterfront Country Lodge and Spa
Waterfront Country Lodge and Spa

The Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa is situated in Southern Gauteng on the banks of the Vaal River. The lodge is set in beautiful surroundings and has well-appointed accommodation and immaculate service. These elements all combine to create a tranquil getaway. It is a perfect, hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, yet it is only 45-minutes away from Johannesburg.

Specials:
  • Our very popular and famous 3 Course Food and Wine Pairing Lunch at R300.00per person including the wines.
  • 1 × Authentic Wood burning oven pizza of your choice to share and tasting 8 wines for 2 guests at R200.00.
  • Weekend special: 2 Nights Standard Accommodation Bed &Breakfast at R 1600.00 per couple sharing.
  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast with wine pairing lunch for 2 only R1500.00
  • Become a “waterfront wino “- enquire about our select Membership for regular wine tasting clients.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Accommodation reception desk is open 24/7

Kitchen Hours:

12h00-15h00 (Booking essential)

Wood burning Pizza Oven Pizza available from 11h00 – 21h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 987 3434