Welcome to the Vaal Meander Wine Route

VIEW DETAILS ON THE VAAL RIVER WINE EXPO HERE
VIEW THE FULL LIST OF VENUES & SPECIALS HERE
VIEW THE VAAL WINE ROUTE  MAP HERE


THE VAAL RIVER MEANDER WINE ROUTE 2019
GAUTENG’S MOST POPULAR WINE ROUTE CELEBRATES ITS 16TH YEAR

Official Launch with the “Vaal River Wine Expo” on Sat 22 June 2019

Six-Week “Vaal River Meander Wine Route” 23 June – 4 Aug 2019

The annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route, starts off with the Official One Day Launch on Saturday the 22nd June 2019 with a Wine Expo on the Vaal River hosted at Stonehaven on Vaal and Riverside Sun Hotel.

The day starts at 12-midday and is beautifully presented with Wine Tasting on the banks of the Vaal River.  The R200 entrance ticket, gives you access to a choice of over 200 Wines from over 50 different Wine Estates.  The ticket also includes one complimentary Cruise on the Vaal River with wine tasting aboard, as well as a wine tasting glass.  The cruisers will depart for 45-minute cruises at 15-minute intervals, during the day from 12 – 5pm.   Gates for the whole event close at 4pm, so make sure you arrive in time. Take advantage of the complimentary Taljaard Taxis Park and Ride service located close to the Riverside Sun Hotel.

Lots of delectable, well-priced food options to indulge in as well as live entertainment and an art exhibition. There is no need to drive home afterwards, visit www.vaalwineroute.co.za for special Overnight Weekend accommodation packages. The Vaal River Wine Expo has a limited number of tickets available – so book your tickets timeously via Computicket or email info@stonehaven.co.za to buy tickets from Stonehaven on Vaal.

After the official launch on the 22nd of June, the first day of the 6-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route, starts on Sunday the 23rd of June.  The Wine Route is then on every Saturday and Sunday at more than a dozen venues on and around the Vaal River until Sunday the 4th of August 2018.  Opening times for wine tastings are 12 midday to 6pm.

The 6-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.  Make sure you get your Vaal River Meander Wine Route Passport so you can see the selection of Venues you can visit and which wines they will each be showcasing.

You will pay for Wine Tasting at each Venue you visit, with a selection of different Wine Farms at each and every venue.  Each Venue has at least 8 wines on offer.  Some venues have up to 16 wines.

Wine Tasting Costs on the 6-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route are:-

  • R30 for 8 wines
  • R40 for 12 wines
  • R50 for 16 wines

The Wine Route is perfect for wine connoisseurs, but also for those who are not confident regarding wines.  It is a relaxed and pleasant well-priced outing, where one can learn to appreciate the wonderful wines South Africa boats - all in a welcoming environment.   Some of the venues will be selling wines at cost plus 10%, so you can also capitalize on getting wines you really enjoy at very good prices.

Gauteng’s most popular Wine Route discerns itself from all the other Wine Routes in South Africa, in that it has a record number of ways in which you can enjoy this winter wine feast. Be it by house boat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, water-taxi or in your own car - the Vaal River Meander Wine Route has more ways to enjoy it than any other Wine Route in South Africa.

The different venues where you can enjoy all these tastings, are so diverse and offer contrasting experiences as do their wines; with the single common thread of each presenting great South African wines. You might select a venue where you can enjoy eloquently sipping wine at a classy hotel; or in front of a roaring fireplace in a cosy pub; or wine tasting with a bit of trying your hand at Lady Luck; or what about enjoying wine in a quirky Pub that oozes fun and character; savouring wine as you cruise aboard a luxurious Cruiser down Millionaire’s Mile; or wine tasting at sunset on a Boathouse overlooking the Vaal; or in a character Wine Cellar.

There are also optional extras to add to your experience, such as enjoying 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.

This is also a great opportunity for Companies to entertain their clients or staff to well-priced Wine Tasting experiences with or without food pairing – every experience with a distinctive edge.

If you want to organise a corporate or private group outing during these 6 weeks – there are a number of packages to choose from, and personalised packages can be put together for you too - tailored for your individual, corporate or private needs.

For more information contact each of the venues or, info@vaalwineroute.co.za or click on the Specials Page to view the various packages.

Get updates on the latest Vaal Wine Route news, venue events and competitions HERE


2019 Participating Venues & contact numbers:

  1. Dros Vanderbijlpark - 016 932 4888
  2. Emerald Resort & Casino - 016 982 8000
  3. Liquid Lounge - 016 982 3411
  4. Lord's Signature Hotel - 016 423 5453
  5. Merchant Business Class Hotel - 016 366 7878
  6. Model Bottle Store - 016 363 1128
  7. Redwoods Restaurant - 016 976 2532
  8. Stonehaven on Vaal - 016 982 2951/2
  9. Sylviavale Heritage Village - 016 932 2495
  10. The Rossi's Bar - 082 900 4528
  11. The Shakespeare Inn - 016 933 4821
  12. Waterfront Country Lodge - 016 987 3434

2019 Wines and their host Venues:

  1. Allee Bleue - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
  2. Allee Blue - The Rossi’s Bar
  3. Bayede! – Merchant Business Class Hotel
  4. Bella Vino – Redwoods Restaurant
  5. Bon Courage – Emerald Resort & Casino
  6. Bonnievale – Stonehaven on Vaal
  7. Cavalli - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
  8. Darling Cellars – Emerald Resort & Casino
  9. De Krans – Merchant Business Class Hotel
  10. Diemersfontein - The Shakespeare Inn
  11. Distell – Model Bottle Store
  12. Doolhof – Stonehaven on Vaal
  13. Doran - Sylviavale Heritage Village
  14. First Sighting - Liquid Lounge
  15. Fryers Cove - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
  16. Glen Carlou – Merchant Business Class Hotel
  17. KWV – Dros Vanderbijlpark
  18. Meridian – Model Bottle Store
  19. Middelvlei – Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
  20. Pandora’s Box – Liquid Lounge
  21. Reyneke - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
  22. Robertson - The Shakespeare Inn
  23. Spier - Stonehaven on Vaal
  24. Spotswood - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
  25. Swartland – Redwoods Restaurant
  26. The Blue Owl - The Rossi’s Bar
  27. Van Louveren – Lord’s Signature Hotel
  28. Waverley Hills – The Shakespeare Inn

images/stories/travelling new.jpg

 

The annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route, starts off with the Official One Day Launch on Saturday the 22nd June 2019 with a Wine Expo on the Vaal River hosted at Stonehaven on Vaal and Riverside Sun Hotel.

The day starts at 12-midday and is beautifully presented with Wine Tasting on the banks of the Vaal River. The R200 entrance ticket, gives you access to a choice of over 200 Wines from over 50 different Wine Estates. The ticket also includes one complimentary Cruise on the Vaal River with wine tasting aboard, as well as a wine tasting glass. The cruisers will depart for 45-minute cruises at 15-minute intervals, during the day from 12 – 5pm. Gates for the whole event close at 4pm, so make sure you arrive in time. Take advantage of the complimentary Taljaard Taxis Park and Ride service located close to the Riverside Sun Hotel.

Lots of delectable, well-priced food options to indulge in as well as live entertainment and an art exhibition. There is no need to drive home afterwards, visit www.vaalwineroute.co.za for special Overnight Weekend accommodation packages.

The Vaal River Wine Expo has a limited number of tickets available – so book your tickets timeously via Computicket or email info@stonehaven.co.za to buy tickets from Stonehaven on Vaal.

 

After the official launch on the 22nd of June, the first day of the 6-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route, starts on Sunday the 23rd of June. The Wine Route is then on every Saturday and Sunday at more than a dozen venues on and around the Vaal River until Sunday the 4th of August 2018. Opening times for wine tastings are 12 midday to 6pm.

 

The 6-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. Make sure you get your Vaal River Meander Wine Route Passport so you can see the selection of Venues you can visit and which wines they will each be showcasing.

You will pay for Wine Tasting at each Venue you visit, with a selection of different Wine Farms at each and every venue. Each Venue has at least 8 wines on offer. Some venues have up to 16 wines.

Wine Tasting Costs on the 6-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route are:-

 

R30 for 8 wines

R40 for 12 wines

R50 for 16 wines

 

The Wine Route is perfect for wine connoisseurs, but also for those who are not confident regarding wines. It is a relaxed and pleasant well-priced outing, where one can learn to appreciate the wonderful wines South Africa boats - all in a welcoming environment. Some of the venues will be selling wines at cost plus 10%, so you can also capitalize on getting wines you really enjoy at very good prices.

 

 

 

 

Gauteng’s most popular Wine Route discerns itself from all the other Wine Routes in South Africa, in that it has a record number of ways in which you can enjoy this winter wine feast.

Be it by house boat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, water-taxi or in your own car - the Vaal River Meander Wine Route has more ways to enjoy it than any other Wine Route in South Africa.

 

The different venues where you can enjoy all these tastings, are so diverse and offer contrasting experiences as do their wines; with the single common thread of each presenting great South African wines. You might select a venue where you can enjoy eloquently sipping wine at a classy hotel; or in front of a roaring fireplace in a cosy pub; or wine tasting with a bit of trying your hand at Lady Luck; or what about enjoying wine in a quirky Pub that oozes fun and character; savouring wine as you cruise aboard a luxurious Cruiser down Millionaire’s Mile; or wine tasting at sunset on a Boathouse overlooking the Vaal; or in a character Wine Cellar.

There are also optional extras to add to your experience, such as enjoying 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.

 

This is also a great opportunity for Companies to entertain their clients or staff to well-priced Wine Tasting experiences with or without food pairing – every experience with a distinctive edge.

If you want to organise a corporate or private group outing during these 6 weeks – there are a number of packages to choose from, and personalised packages can be put together for you too - tailored for your individual, corporate or private needs.

For more information contact each of the venues or, info@vaalwineroute.co.za or visit www.vaalwineroute.co.za to see the various packages and routes.

WIN prizes

facebook twitter instagram linked in google+ pinterest

We're giving away Tickets to the 2019 Vaal River Wine Expo - Visit our Facebook Page for more info!

Get updates on the latest Vaal Wine Route news, venue events and competitions HERE

 

Wine Estate

Wines available on the
2019 Vaal Wine Route:

Allee Bleue - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Allee Blue - The Rossi’s Bar
Bayede! – Merchant Business Class Hotel
Bella Vino – Redwoods Restaurant
Bon Courage – Emerald Resort & Casino
Bonnievale – Stonehaven on Vaal
Cavalli - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Darling Cellars – Emerald Resort & Casino
De Krans – Merchant Business Class Hotel
Diemersfontein - The Shakespeare Inn
Distell – Model Bottle Store
Doolhof – Stonehaven on Vaal
Doran - Sylviavale Heritage Village
First Sighting - Liquid Lounge
Fryers Cove - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Glen Carlou – Merchant Business Class Hotel
KWV – Dros Vanderbijlpark
Meridian – Model Bottle Store
Middelvlei – Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Pandora’s Box – Liquid Lounge
Reyneke - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Robertson - The Shakespeare Inn
Spier - Stonehaven on Vaal
Spotswood - Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa
Swartland – Redwoods Restaurant
The Blue Owl - The Rossi’s Bar
Van Louveren – Lord’s Signature Hotel
Waverley Hills – The Shakespeare Inn

elm

VCr

IFM

Site Poll

What is your favourite wine?