Welcome to the Vaal Meander Wine Route


13 July to 18 August 2015

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route, celebrates its 11th year and is perfectly positioned to be a charming reprieve from the humdrum of the winter blues. The Vaal River Meander Wine Route is on every Saturday and Sunday and Public Holiday from midday to 6pm.  This year the 6 weeks of weekend wine tastings are scheduled from the 13th July to the 18th August 2015.  There are various different venues participating - with something for everyone, perfect for wine connoisseurs and even those who know nothing about wine but just want a pleasant well-priced outing where one will be treated to great wine tasting in relaxed and welcoming environments.

There are many different Wine Estates represented throughout the different venues with over 300 wines to indulge in.  Each venue offers tastings of their wines with a minimum of different 8 wines - some venues offer 24 different wines. make it a memorable group outing. 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 vintage car, house boat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, water-taxi, tour-bus or car - the Vaal River Meander Wine Route has that special something for everyone.

Wine lovers might just want to enjoy a casual meander in their own car visiting their choice of the sixteen wine venues or prefer to make use of the many novel transport options.  Perhaps joining up with friends and family or work colleagues to make it a memorable group outing.

The sixteen venues 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 a cigar lounge; 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; or a Vaal township experience with live Jazz music - which competes competitively with Soweto; or wine tasting at a Museum; savouring wine as you cruise aboard a luxurious Cruiser down Millionaire’s Mile; or wine tasting at sunset on a Boat House overlooking the Vaal; aboard a House Boat 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 Spa treatments; Special Weekend Breaks; meandering in a Vintage Car between the different Wine Tasting Venues; make a weekend of wine tasting aboard a House Boat as you throw anchor and moor at the different venues along the Vaal River; spend the weekend at a Lodge or Hotel along the Vaal while you enjoy the wine and food pairing; enjoy special spa treatments packages put on to celebrate this winter treat; or combine the experience with a historical tour of Sharpeville.

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.

If you want to organize a personalized package - tailored for your needs, a corporate or private group outing during these 6 weeks, please contact Dianne Ramage on 082 465 1243 or info@vaalwineroute.co.za

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2014 Participating Venues & contact numbers:
(watch this space for the 2015 list of venues)
  1. Eleven Cigar & Premium Lounge: 016 982 2300
  2. Emerald High Stakes: 016 982 8355
  3. Iketleng Buy & Braai: 083 304 1627
  4. Liquid Lounge: 016 982 3411
  5. Liquor City: 016 932 2158
  6. Makro Vaal: 0860 303 999
  7. Midcorner Shisanyama & Car Wash: 016 592 9340
  8. Model Bottle Store: 016 363 1128/0641
  9. Riverside Sun Resort: 016 982 7300
  10. Stonehaven on Vaal: 016 982 2951/2
  11. Sylviavale Heritage Museum: 082 492 5214
  12. The Shack: 082 443 2603
  13. The Shakespeare Inn: 016 933 4821
  14. The Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa: 016 987 3434
  15. Vaal Monateng Café: 073 188 9348
  16. Villa Verde: 016 932 3413


2014 Participating Wine Estates and the Venues featuring their wines:
(watch this space for the 2015 list)
  1. Alvis Drift – Liquor City and Eleven Cigar & Premium Lounge
  2. Avondrood - Shakespeare Inn
  3. Bon Courage – Makro Vaal
  4. Blue Whale - Shakespeare Inn
  5. Cape Legends - Model Bottle Store
  6. Claime d'Or - Waterfront Country Lodge
  7. Darling Cellars - Shakespeare Inn
  8. De Krans - Midcorner Shisanyama & Car Wash
  9. Driehoek - Waterfront Country Lodge
  10. Durbanville Hills - Villa Verde
  11. Edgebaston - Emerald High Stakes
  12. Excelsior - The Shack
  13. Fantail - Midcorner Shisanyama & Car Wash
  14. Fish Hoek – Vaal Monateng Café
  15. Flagstone - Stonehaven on Vaal
  16. Fort Simon - Villa Verde
  17. Fortress Hill - Villa Verde
  18. Four Cousins – Makro Vaal
  19. Goedehoop - Sylviavale Heritage Museum
  20. Helderberg Wijnmakerij – Vaal Monateng Café
  21. House of Mandela - Stonehaven on Vaal
  22. Howard Booysen – Vaal Monateng Café
  23. John B - Iketleng Buy & Braai
  24. Journeys End - Villa Verde
  25. Klawer Cellars - Riverside Sun Resort
  26. Kumala - The Shack
  27. KWV - Riverside Sun Resort
  28. L' Avenir - Emerald High Stakes
  29. Landskroon - Riverside Sun Resort
  30. Lanzerac - Waterfront Country Lodge
  31. Le Riche - Liquor City and Eleven
  32. Meridian - Model Bottle Store
  33. Morgenhof Estate - Midcorner Shisanyama & Car Wash
  34. Mont Rozier - Sylviavale Heritage Museum
  35. Muratie - Waterfront Country Lodge
  36. Nederburg - Stonehaven on Vaal
  37. Neil Ellis - Makro Vaal
  38. Riebeek Cellars - Liquid Lounge
  39. Rietvallei – Iketleng Buy & Braai
  40. Robertsons Winery - Makro Vaal
  41. Solms Delta - Liquor City and Eleven Cigar & Premium Lounge
  42. Spier - Stonehaven on Vaal
  43. Stellenzicht - Villa Verde
  44. Van Loveren - Model Bottle Store & Makro Vaal

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Wine Estate

Wine Estates on the
2014 Vaal Wine Route:
(watch this space for
the 2015 list)
  • Alvis Drift
  • Avondrood
  • Bon Courage
  • Blue Whale
  • Cape Legends
  • Claime d'Or
  • Darling Cellars
  • De Krans
  • Driehoek
  • Durbanville Hills
  • Edgebaston
  • Excelsior
  • Fantail
  • Fish Hoek
  • Flagstone
  • Fort Simon
  • Fortress Hill
  • Four Cousins
  • Goedehoop
  • Helderberg Wijnmakerij
  • House of Mandela
  • Howard Booysen
  • John B
  • Journeys End
  • Klawer Cellars
  • Kumala
  • KWV
  • L' Avenir
  • Landskroon
  • Lanzerac
  • Le Riche
  • Meridian
  • Morgenhof Estate
  • Mont Rozier
  • Muratie
  • Nederburg
  • Neil Ellis
  • Riebeek Cellars
  • Rietvallei
  • Robertsons Winery
  • Solms Delta
  • Spier
  • Stellenzicht
  • Van Loveren



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