Finest of the Cape Winelands on Vaal River Meander Wine Route

The Vaal Wine Route kicked off recently with 6 upcoming weekends of wining and dining at 15 different venues in the Vaal area in Gauteng as well as aboard luxury cruisers for the next six weeks up until the 30th of July 2017.

Participating venues where wine tasting can be enjoyed:

• BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal (016) 420-1300,
• Breeze Restaurant (016) 982- 8166,
• Liquid Lounge (016) 982- 3411,
• Lord’s Signature Hotel (016) 423- 5453,
• Makro Vaal 0860 303 999,
• Riverside Sun Hotel (016) 982- 7300,
• Shakespeare Inn (016) 933- 4821,
• Stonehaven on Vaal (016) 982- 2951/2,
• The Art Farm 079 208 8716,
• The Merchant Hotel (016) 366- 7878,
• The Shack - 082 443 2603,
• Turn ‘n Tender (016) 100- 4261,
• Tuscany Restaurant & Bar (016) 427- 1024,
• Waterfront Country Lodge (016) 987- 3434 and
• Zana’s Artisan Bakery and Deli on (016) 932- 1300.

The six-week Vaal Wine Route is a very well-priced wine treat to beat the winter blues. Travelling along the route that is a fun way to taste great South African wines and explore the various venues and the surrounds.

There will be a wine tasting fee payable at each venue you visit, with a selection of different wine farms at each and every venue. Each venue has at least eight wines on offer. Some venues have up to 16 wines. Wine tasting fees during the six-week event are R20 for 8 wines, R30 for 12 wines and R40 for 16 wines. There is no need to book tickets as the wine tasting fee is paid to the venues when you are there but reserving a table is highly recommended as most of the venues tend to get filled quickly.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the 2017 Vaal Wine Route Passport which is freely available all the participating venues. The booklet contains a map of the Vaal Wine Route, all the specials available at each venue and the wines that can be tasted. Visit 6 or more venues, get each of the venue’s Passport Pages stamped and you could stand a chance at winning the Grand Vaal Wine Route prize consisting of:

• A 2 nights’ weekend stay at the Emerald Hotel B&B for 2 including an Adventure Pack at the Emerald Resort & Casino.
• A three course meal voucher for 2 people including a bottle of wine at The Shack.
• A Dinner Voucher for two with A bottle of Wine at the Riverside Hotel
• A R500 meal voucher at Turn ‘n Tender Vaal Mall
• A Macaroon Making Course for two including a bottle of MCC Krone at Zana’s Bakery.
• A Lunch or dinner voucher to the value of R300.00 for two people at The Lord’s Signature Hotel
• An authentic Woodfired Pizza of your choice & tasting of 8 different wines for two guests at The Waterfront Country Lodge & Spa.
• 1 x Sunday lunch voucher for two at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal.

The Vaal Wine Route is perfect for wine connoisseurs, however, it is also for those visitors who just want to appreciate the wonderful wines that South Africa boasts. Enjoy a pleasant, well-priced outing, where one can learn in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

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