The wine route is a great treat to beat the winter blues with a host of unique venues to visit, each offering wine tastings of at least 8 wines with some venues offering up to 16 wines to taste. It is a relaxed and pleasant, well-priced outing where one can learn to appreciate the wonderful wines South Africa boasts - all in a welcoming environment. Perfect for wine connoisseurs, but also for new visitors who are not familiar with all the different wines available.
There is no ticket purchase for wine tasting during the Vaal Meander Wine Route, you pay for your wine tasting at each venue you visit. A wine route passport with information participating venues, wine farms, special offers and maps will be available at each venue.
Wine Tasting Costs are:
R20 for 8 wines
R30 for 12 wines
R40 for 16 wines
Operating times for the wine tastings are 12:00 - 18:00, however please note each venue has different operating times for meals, special offers etc. so please contact them directly to enquire. Most 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, and tour-bus 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. We proudly partner with Taljaard Taxi to encourage responsible wine tasting / safety and encourage you not to drink and drive!
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 presentation being great South African wines. You might select a venue where you can enjoy eloquently sipping wine at a classy hotel, relax in a cigar lounge, warm up in front of a roaring fireplace in a cozy pub. How about enjoying wine in a quirky Pub that oozes fun and character, sitting in a wine cellar or enjoy savoring wine as you cruise aboard a luxurious Cruiser down Millionaire’s Mile, or why not experience wine tasting at sunset on a Boathouse overlooking the Vaal? The options are all available for you.
There are 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, enjoy special spa treatments and packages to celebrate this winter treat or combine the experience with a historical tour of Sharpeville.
Be sure to get your 2018 Vaal Wine Route Passport available at all participating Vaal River Meander Wine Route venues for the full list of venues, dining, accommodation, cruising and other experiences on offer as well as the wines they will each be showcasing or visit our website for more information.
This is 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.
Should you be interested in organizing a corporate or private group outing during these 6 weeks we can offer a number of different packages and can even personalize a package tailored for individual, corporate or private events.
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00 - 18:00