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).

5 June – 1 August 2021
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
12h00 to 18h00 (Last table booking at 17h00)
R50.00 to taste 8 different wines

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

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.

List of Areas:

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

Dros Vanderbijlpark
VANDERBIJLPARK
cock and bull pub
VANDERBIJLPARK
Emfuleni Golf Estate
VANDERBIJLPARK
Waterfront Country Lodge and Spa
VANDERBIJLPARK
farm and sea grillhouse
VANDERBIJLPARK
Mezza Luna
VEREENIGING
Model Bottle Store
Official Wine Stockist - Meyerton
High Stakes restaurant
VANDERBIJLPARK
RioSol
VEREENIGING
Memories restaurant
VANDERBIJLPARK
Riviera on Vaal
VEREENIGING
Taljaard taxis
Official Transport Partner - entire Vaal area
VANDERBIJLPARK
Three Oaks Pub and Restaurant
VEREENIGING
Stonehaven
VANDERBIJLPARK
The Bar with no NAME
VAALPARK

Wine Tasting Venues & their Wine Partners:

Dros Vanderbijlpark
Dros Vanderbijlpark

'You can't get enough of a good thing' Good food, good service....the place where friends meet!! JOU MA SE KOS!!

Specials:
  • Beef Supremo or  Chicken Supremo or Pull at only R69.95
  • Visit our Facebook Page for our daily inhouse specials.

Conditions:

  • These specials are valid for the duration of the Vaal Wine Route period only i.e Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 5 Jun to 1 Aug 2021.
  • Specials valid for sit-down orders only.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday & Sunday: 11h00 – 22h00

Public Holidays: 08h00 – 11h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday & Sunday: 20h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 932 4888
Emfuleni Golf Estate
Emfuleni Country Estate

Emfuleni Golf and Country Club was established over 50 years ago as a classic parkland course designed by Rob Grimsdell (1948). Situated on the banks of the Vaal River the bent greens and kikuyu fairways are an inviting challenge to all golfers.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday : 09h00 – 21h00

Sundays : 09h00 – 18h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday : 09h00 – 19h00

Sunday : 08h00 – 16h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 932 1809
farm and sea grillhouse
Farm 'n Sea Grillhouse

Being professionally trained in the hospitality industry, we have shifted our focus to superb food and exceptional service in a family friendly, relaxed environment in the Vaal triangle.We strive to source the freshest, best quality produce and all of our dishes are prepared with the finest attention to detail by the chefs in our kitchen. All of our dishes are homemade and our recipes have been developed through intense trial and error throughout the last decade to ensure that all of the plates that are served are of the highest quality and standard.We always aim to provide service with a smile. Our staff is a well-knit team who are focussed on creating a family-oriented environment. Our number one goal is keeping our customers happy and we go the extra mile to ensure that all of our customers leave having had an exceptional, unforgettable experience and with a desire to return.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:
Saturday : 10h30 – 21h30
 
Sunday : 10h30 – 17h00 
Kitchen Hours:

Saturday : 21h00

Sunday : 16h30

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 110 0645
High Stakes restaurant
High Stakes Restaurant at Emerald Resort & Casino

With amazing choices on the menu from succulent seafood to our famous steaks, High Stakes caters for all discerning tastes. Situated just off the Casino floor, High Stakes restaurant is strictly for those over the age of 18. Its elegant atmosphere and friendly waiters will turn your meal into an extra special occasion. If you're an Emerald Rewards cardholder you can pay for your meal, or enjoy a discount, using your Reward Points.

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:
  • 8 wine tastings with 4 food pairings that compliments the full bouquet @R90.00
  • Book a wine tasting including one of our meal of the day specials for R185.00
  • Add a snack platter for 2 to your wine tasting @R150.00
  • Add a snack platter for 4 to your wine tasting @R280.00
  • Order a build your own Pizza and get a FREE glass of your favourite tasting wine.

Conditions:

  • These specials are valid for the duration of the Vaal Wine Route period only i.e Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 5 Jun to 1 Aug 2021.
  • Specials valid for sit-down orders only.

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
Mezza Luna
Mezza Luna Pizzaria

Authentic Italian Restaurant with a wood burning pizza oven.

Specials:
  • Get a 10% voucher off your next meal.
  • And get a free glass of wine when ordering a Pizza Italia and an Americano pizza and/or a Gnocchi Alforno and a Americano Pizza.

Conditions:

  • These specials are valid for the duration of the Vaal Wine Route period only i.e Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 5 Jun to 1 Aug 2021.
  • The 10% discount voucher is valid from 5 Jun to 1 Aug 2021.
  • Specials valid for sit-down orders only.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday : 11h00 – 21h00

Sunday : 12h00 – 17h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday : 11h00 – 20h00

Sunday : 12h00 – 16h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 076 116 4905
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.

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:

Come stay at the Riviera On Vaal only a 45-minute drive from Johannesburg and enjoy two wine tasting venues!

When you book your stay with us between the 5th of June to the 1st of August, you will get a 25% discount off of our Bed and Breakfast rate, as well as receive a delicious pizza voucher and R50 per person off at the wine tasting venues during your weekend stay! Make sure to use our promo code WINE to get your discount!

All rooms offer gorgeous river views and with a range of activities such as our spa, golf course, eateries, conference rooms, and boat cruises there is no better place to stay!

Conditions:

  • This special is valid for the duration of the Vaal Wine Route period from 5 Jun to 1 Aug 2021.
  • Use Promo Code WINE to get your discount
  • Terms and conditions apply. Please contact Riviera on Vaal Hotel for more info.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

07h00 – 22h00

Kitchen Hours:

07h00 – 22h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 420 1300
Riviera on Vaal
Riviera on Vaal Country Club

The Riviera on Vaal Country Club is located on the banks of the Vaal River in Gauteng. The course at Riviera on Vaal Country Club is an 18-hole par 72 with a course rating of 71 for men and 71 for women. Our Club House will be hosting wine tasting.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday: 07h00 – 22h00

Sunday: Club House operates from 7am to 6pm

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday: 07h00 – 22h00

Sunday: Club House operates from 7am to 6pm

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 420 1300
Shakespeare Inn

The Shakespeare Inn Hotel & Conference Centre provides you with comfortable uncomplicated conferencing and accommodation facilities. A tranquil function-venue set in the heart of Vanderbijlpark, coupled with the most adequate offering, tailored service, and great value for money, is what you can expect when you book with us! Contract style accommodation and corporate stays also couldn’t be made any easier. Whether you are seeking the ideal corporate or private function venue, when it comes to pricing, facilities, flexibility, convenience and centrality – you’ve come to the right place! There are a plethora of reasons that make us the function, conferencing venue and accommodation alternative of choice for so many people. Just consider these great advantages…and don’t hesitate to contact us now to avoid disappointment!

Specials:
  • Hearty Winter Stews including wine tasting of 8 different wine at R150.00

Conditions:

  • Valid from 5 June to 1 August 2021
  • Bookings essential

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Accommodation reception is open 24/7

Kitchen Hours:

07h00 – 10h00

12h00 – 15h00

18h00 – 21h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 933 4821
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:

Every Sunday

  • Wine tasting casual cruise R150.00
  • Wine Tasting Lunch Cruise – R505.00 (Sat and Sunday)
  • Breakfast Cruise R255.00

Every Saturday and Sunday

  • Wine Tasting: 8 wines @ R50.00
  • Luxury 50min Cruises R100.00 p/p , R80.00 children (3-12yrs)
  • Wine Tasting by River Taxi (speed boat) R400.00p/p between 2 river venues – includes wine tasting at 2 venues (Min 4 Guests)
  • Cheese Platter for 2 including wine tasting of 8 wines R320.00
  • Savoury Snack Platter for two R142.90
  • Stonehaven’s own brewed craft beer – Stonehaven Harbour Ale or IPA @R32.80
  • Gin on tap R63.50 500ml
  • Stonehaven’s Cocktail on Tap – R50.00

Weekday Specials

  • Wednesdays: Chicken Schnitzel R85.90, Rack of Ribs R122.30
  • Thursday: Beef Curry in a Potjie R85.90 , Chicken and Mushroom Pie R79.50

Daily Specials

  • Mon – Fri: Casual Cruises @16h00. R100.00 p/p, R80.00 children (3-12yrs)
  • Mon – Fri: Picnic and Wine Tasting @ R306.60 p/p (bookings essential)

Conditions:

Normal Terms and Conditions applies, please contact Stonehaven on Vaal for more info.

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
The Bar with no NAME
Bar with no name

Since 2020, we’ve quickly become known as the most notable Bar in the heart of Sasolburg. From our unique cocktails to our ever-changing list of local spirits, we have everything you need to have a great night out. We’re dedicated to making sure your time with us is unlike anything else you’ve experienced. Our professional crew behind the bar has carefully curated a list of world-renowned drinks that leave your mouth buzzing with layers of flavor. Don’t believe us? Come on by and see for yourself.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 10h00 – 23h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 10h00 – 20h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 072 548 1742
cock and bull pub
The Cock & Bull Pub

A family friendly neighbourhood pub with outdoor patio seating, play area for the kids, set in an interesting historical village environment. Very secure parking. A full range of beers, spirits and Craft Beer on tap, Live music Friday Nights, Pub menu food.

Dining Specials:
  • Cheese Board for 2 @R120.00
  • Butternut Soup & a Roll @R55.00
  • Chicken Curry, Rice with Sambals @R69.00
  • Beef Stew and Rice @R79.00

Conditions:

  • Specials valid from 5 June to 1 August 2021 .
  • Available for sit-down orders only.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 10h00 – 22h30

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday & Sunday : 10h00 – 21h30

Call to book a wine tasting table : 082 572 9184
Three Oaks Pub and Restaurant
Three Oaks Pub and Restaurant

Cozy, comfy and a friendly atmosphere.

Dining Specials:

Valid from the 5th of June until the 1st of August 2021

Three Oaks pub and restaurant
Three Oaks pub and restaurant

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Saturday : 10h00 – 23h00

Sunday : 10h00 – 17h00

Kitchen Hours:

Saturday : 10h00 – 20h00

Sunday : 10h00 – 16h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 063 777 0573
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:
  • Food & Wine pairing: 3-course menu paired with 8 different wines at R300.00 per person

Conditions:

  • Limited space, bookings essential
  • Valid from the 5th of June until the 1st of August 2021.

Wines available to taste:

Weekend Trading Hours:

Accommodation reception desk is open 24/7

Kitchen Hours:

07h00 – 10h00

12h00 – 15h00

18h00 – 21h00

Pizza’s available: 10h00 – 20h00

Call to book a wine tasting table : 016 987 3434