Category Archives: Route 62

Windfall Wine Farm & Cottages, Robertson

Nestled in the Agterkliphoogte Valley lies Windfall, a small boutique wine farm and one of South Africa’s best kept secrets. Windfall took its name from South African cricketing legend, Eddie Barlow, who noticed the mist cascading down the surrounding mountains of Robertson, or “The Valley of Wine and Roses” as it’s come to be known.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM

Windfall's History

Eddie Barlow bought Windfall as Spesbona from Phillip Lourens and later sold it to prominent KZN property developer, Robert Alexander, who has rejuvenated Windfall by restoring dams, replanting vineyards, unearthing new boreholes and establishing Windfall’s boutique cellar. Kobus van der Merwe brings a wealth of experience to his role as winemaker on Windfall with 30 years in the industry, complemented by his passion for winemaking, his zeal for excellence and his determination to discover new, elegant tastes.

If you would like to find out more information about buying or selling Windfall Wine or find out information regarding our tasting room operating times please contact:

Bianca Weingartz:
Mobile: 083 320 8473
Email: info@windfallwine.co.za

http://bit.ly/windfallwines

Viljoensdrift Wines, Robertson

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM

Wine tourists can expect much more from Viljoensdrift than just a taste of their distinctive wines. A visit to this peaceful haven, a mere 90 minutes from Cape Town, also promises an inspirational riverside experience including a relaxing boat trip on the tranquil waters of the Breede River, a taste adventure from the deli and a gourmet picnic on the banks of the river.

Viljoensdrift is a family owned farm and winery with brothers Fred and Manie Viljoen at the helm.  Manie, as viticulturist, manages the vines and deciduous fruit, while Fred works his magic in the cellar.

In 1998 Fred and Manie opened the cellar door after 30 years of supplying grapes to the local co-op and now they are reaping the benefits of their commitment to and passion for wine making.  They have since then re-aligned Viljoensdrift’s focus to own label production and has entered the market place, locally and internationally with resounding success.

Besides crafting exquisite wines on the farm, a significant amount of energy goes into their fruit production operation, with apricots and peaches grown mainly for canning purposes.

http://bit.ly/viljoensdriftwines

Le Roux and Fourie Vignerons, Robertson

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM

At the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains resides Le Roux & Fourie Vignerons on Buitenstekloof farm, established circa 1823.

In 2003, brothers Johan and Le Roux Fourie started producing wine in honor of their French Huguenot grandfathers, Le Roux and Fourie. The brothers believe wine making is a life long passion with a strong legacy.

The LRF philosophy is to make unique terroir based wines and to not compete directly with others.  As they produce hand-crafted wines, the Fouries have the luxury of harvesting 3 to 4 times through a single block, giving control over the wine’s structure and balance.

The cellar is the first straw bale cellar in South Africa and also the highest structure of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere (9m at its highest point), as far as is known. It is specially designed to create the perfect climate for wine making, incidentally reducing the carbon footprint and energy usage substantially.

Due to the high limestone deposits in the soil, wines of distinction are produced. Le Roux & Fourie’s signature award-winning Carignan is one of the few wines in South Africa that is 100% from the Carignan grape.

The Flag 'n Wine World at Le Roux & Fourie Vignerons is especially designed to learn about and pray for nations and to explore world geography in a classroom without walls!

More than 220 flags were manufactured from recycled pallets and painted - a project that took 8 months to complete!

http://bit.ly/lerouxandfouriewines

Mimosa Lodge, Montagu, Route 62

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM

Situated in Montagu, the heart of Route 62, and just two hours from Cape Town, Mimosa Lodge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore.

The Lodge is a delightful retreat with an enviable reputation for personal attention, hospitality and care. Unwind from your day’s activities in the oasis-like garden, enjoy a refreshing swim or relax in one of the stylish Art Deco lounges.

Mimosa Multiple Award Winning Restaurant is renowned for its superb cuisine, run by owner-chef Bernhard Hess, the emphasis is on local, fresh and seasonal produce.

Mimosa Lodge received the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award for 2008-2012 as well as their Blazon from the Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs, The AA Travel Fabulous Food Award, voted Top 15 in the Eat Out’s People’s Choice Awards.

Beautifully appointed en-suite rooms open up onto a rambling garden with a myriad of facilities including a sparkling swimming pool and deck, Bernhard’s herb and vegetable garden and boules pitch.

Mimosa Fine Boutique Wines are handcrafted by award winning Swiss chef, Bernhard Hess and boutique winemaker, Lourens van der Westhuizen. The wines feature a complexity that meets balance to create elegance in a bottle. Mimosa Wines are also reaping awards, with 4 Stars in the John Platter for both the Chardonnay 2009 & Shiraz 2008. The Mimosa Wines comprises of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and a heady Shiraz.

Seduction for the tongue. Sunshine for the soul. This makes for a great combination of excellence and surprise.
Explore the Robertson Valley for a more intimate wine route experience or visit neighbouring towns and villages such as Robertson, Bonnievale, McGregor, Ashton, Barrydale and Swellendam. Alternatively, enjoy local sites such as relaxing at the hot springs, lumbering along the numerous nature trails, or meet the locals at our Saturday Farmer's Market and for the more adventurous there is rock climbing, mountain biking, quad biking or 4x4 routes.

With sweeping views of the majestic mountains, blue skies, excellent conference facilities, idyllic Wedding venue and innumerable culinary delights, Mimosa Lodge is an ideal spot to refresh, revive and rejuvenate.

http://bit.ly/mimosalodge