Welcome to the Vaal Meander Wine Route

GAUTENG’S MOST POPULAR WINE ROUTE CELEBRATES ITS 13TH YEAR

16 July to 21 August 2016

VAAL RIVER. Not too long now before the popular annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route treat starts – on for six weeks from the 16th July to the 21st August 2016.

This unique inland Wine Route has grown in popularity for over a decade now, to where it can now claim to be the best supported Wine Route in Gauteng, entertaining thousands of wine lovers over the grumpy dry winter months.

The secret to its success, is that it is a well priced family winter outing, at a time  when most Gautengers are starved of something fun and it won’t burn the wallet and it is in close proximity for all to enjoy.

Just 45-minutes from Johannesburg, via good freeway access, one finds oneself at a dozen or more venues on and around the banks of the Vaal River, who have all joined together to showcase over 200 different wines between them.  Each venue pairs with one or several different Wine Farms and then together they partner up by showcasing the best of the wines at only R20.00 for tastings of 8 wines or R40 for tastings of the venue’s whole range (some venues go up to 23 wines).  What also spurs all the Venues on is that they have a competition between themselves as to which Venue showcases the Wine Route the best over those 6 weeks – so there is fierce competition between them and the customers are the winners at the end of the day.  This year has a nice selection of interesting Wine Estates whose wines one cannot find in your local bottle store or supermarket, which makes it even more entertaining.  These include:- House of Mandela, Ster Huis, Pandora's Box, Louis and Bella vino to name a few. All wines represented on the Route can be bought directly from the venues at cost plus 10%, be sure to use this opportunity to stock up for the winter!

Added to this is the unique way you can enjoy these wine tastings and all the “Add On’s too”.  You can experience the Vaal Wine Route by houseboat, luxury cruiser, vintage car, water taxi, land taxi, mini bus, bus or just in your own car.  The whole idea is that you decide which of the venues you wish to visit that day and set a route using the Vaal Wine Route map and what transport method you will use.  Far more fun than the usual way one does wine tasting in the Cape!

The Venues participating are diverse from cigar lounges to cosy pubs, to lovely riverside hotels, to fine restaurants to country quaint establishments and some fun quirky places too.

“Add On’s” are extensive – and includes pairings of all kinds, from food, chocolate, desserts, fondues and cheese; to weekend accommodation packages included; cruising wine tasting luncheons, spa treatments with wine tasting; children’s entertainment; even corporate wine tastings; traditional Shisanyama at the local township; a Classic Car museum tour or visit an active winery in the Gauteng area!

Some companies regularly use the Wine Route as their Annual Staff or Customer Party - capitalising on Venue’s winter specials – and providing a welcome social outing during the humdrum of the winter months.

Vaal Wine Route Passports can be found at all the Vaal Wine Route venues, it contains a map of the Route, all the specials available at each venue, the wines that can be tasted at each venue as well as a coupon page offering great year long offers. Visit 6 or more venues, get each of their Passport Pages stamped to stand a chance at winning the Grand Vaal Wine Route prize. See how many stamped Passport Pages you can collect and earn the title of The Most Travelled Visitor.

For more information contact each of the venues or email info@vaalwineroute.co.za for more info on the various packages and offers.

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More info on the 2016 participating Venues and Wines coming soon!

2015 Participating Venues & contact numbers:
  1. BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal: 016 420 1300
  2. Eleven Cigar & Premium Lounge: 016 982 2300
  3. High Stakes Restaurant: 016 982 8355
  4. Liquid Lounge: 016 982 3411
  5. Liquor City: 016 932 2158
  6. Lord's Signature Hotel: 016 423 5453
  7. Makro Vaal: 0860 303 999
  8. MCafe & Heineken Lounge: 074 191 3433
  9. Midcorner Shisanyama & Car Wash: 016 592 9340
  10. Purple Camel: 079 208 8716
  11. Stonehaven on Vaal: 016 982 2951/2
  12. Sylviavale Heritage Museum: 082 492 5214
  13. The Shack: 082 443 2603
  14. The Art Farm: 079 208 8716
  15. The Shakespeare Inn: 016 933 4821
  16. The Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa: 016 987 3434
2016 Wines and their host Venue:

  1. Altydgedacht - Makro Vaal
  2. Alvis Drift - Loch Vaal Hotel
  3. Ayama -Waterfront Country Lodge
  4. Bayedei - Merchant Business Class Hotel
  5. Bella Vino - Stonehaven on Vaal
  6. Blaauwklippen - Shakespeare Inn
  7. de Krans - Shakespeare Inn
  8. Delheim - Riverside Sun
  9. Fish Hoek - Riverside Sun
  10. Flagstone - The Shack
  11. Four Cousins - Midcorner Shisyama
  12. Glen Elley - Makro Vaal
  13. Klawer - Shakespeare Inn
  14. Kleine Zalze - Waterfront Country Lodge
  15. Kumala - The Shack
  16. KWV - Loch Vaal Hotel
  17. L' Ormarins - Merchant Business Class Hotel
  18. La Couronne Wines - Stonehaven on Vaal
  19. Landskroon - Emerald Resort & Casino
  20. Landzicht Wines - The Art Farm
  21. Landzicht - Loch Vaal Hotel
  22. le Pommier -BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal
  23. Le Riche - Loch Vaal Hotel
  24. Merridian - Model Bottle Store
  25. Morgenhof - Makro Vaal
  26. Muratie - Stonehaven on Vaal
  27. Neil Ellis - Stonehaven on Vaal
  28. Ode Kaap - Makro Vaal
  29. Overgaauw - Makro Vaal
  30. Pandora's Box - Stonehaven on Vaal
  31. Protea Wines - BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal
  32. Riebeek Cellars - Liquid Lounge
  33. Riverside - Makro Vaal
  34. Robertsons - Lefelong Café
  35. Spier - Emerald Resort & Casino
  36. Terra Del Capo - Merchant Business Class Hotel
  37. The Berrio - Waterfront Country Lodge
  38. Tulbach - The Art Farm
  39. Van Loveren - Montagues
  40. Warwick - Riverside Sun
  41. Zandvliet - Makro

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And the winners of the double tickets to the Vaal Wine Show are ....

1. Amanda Vermeulen
2. Nakedi Matshaka
3. Hugo Human
4. Leasa Van Der Bergh

Each have won 2 tickets to attend the 2016 Vaal River Meander Wine Route launch at the 2016 Vaal Wine Show hosted at the BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal!

Want to win one of our many prizes? Visit our Facebook Page!

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

 

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Wines available on the
2016 Vaal Wine Route:

 

Altydgedacht - Makro Vaal
Alvis Drift - Loch Vaal Hotel
Ayama -Waterfront Country Lodge
Bayedei - Merchant Business Class Hotel
Bella Vino - Stonehaven on Vaal
Blaauwklippen - Shakespeare Inn
de Krans - Shakespeare Inn
Delheim - Riverside Sun
Fish Hoek - Riverside Sun
Flagstone - The Shack
Four Cousins - Midcorner Shisyama
Glen Elley - Makro Vaal
Klawer - Shakespeare Inn
Kleine Zalze - Waterfront Country Lodge
Kumala - The Shack
KWV - Loch Vaal Hotel
L' Ormarins - Merchant Business Class Hotel
La Couronne Wines - Stonehaven on Vaal
Landskroon - Emerald Resort & Casino
Landzicht Wines - The Art Farm
Landzicht - Loch Vaal Hotel
le Pommier -BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal
Le Riche - Loch Vaal Hotel
Merridian - Model Bottle Store
Morgenhof - Makro Vaal
Muratie - Stonehaven on Vaal
Neil Ellis - Stonehaven on Vaal
Ode Kaap - Makro Vaal
Overgaauw - Makro Vaal
Pandora's Box - Stonehaven on Vaal
Protea Wines - BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal
Riebeek Cellars - Liquid Lounge
Riverside - Makro Vaal
Robertsons - Lefelong Café
Spier - Emerald Resort & Casino
Terra Del Capo - Merchant Business Class Hotel
The Berrio - Waterfront Country Lodge
Tulbach - The Art Farm
Van Loveren - Montagues
Warwick - Riverside Sun
Zandvliet - Makro

 





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