Rooiberg Winery | Robertson Wine Valley

Situated in the renowned Robertson Wine Valley between Worcester and Robertson, Rooiberg Winery awaits. It’s hard not to miss the iconic Big Red Chair as you approach, standing tall against the backdrop of lush vineyards and rolling hills. This giant chair is more than just a piece of furniture, it’s a symbol of the winery’s larger-than-life spirit.

Upon entering the Red Chair Bistro & Deli Restaurant, you’re welcomed into a space that exudes pride in its inviting ambiance. With a spacious indoor dining area and an outdoor lawn for children to enjoy, it’s the perfect spot to relax and recharge. The restaurant offers a delightful array of freshly baked breads, cakes, handcrafted preserves, Wiesenhof coffee, seasonal produce and wine-related treats, including your favourite wine and unique gifts.

Their menu is designed to satisfy every craving throughout the day, offering a wide selection for breakfast, lunch, kids and those with a sweet tooth. From hearty breakfast options to delicious lunch delights, there’s something for everyone. Choose from a variety of delectable dishes such as Toasties, Classic Beef Burgers, Southern Fried Chicken Burgers, Flavourful Bobotie and nutritious Roasted Vegetable Bowls.

Of course, no visit to Rooiberg Winery is complete without a wine tasting experience. Their knowledgeable staff will guide you through the wines where each wine reflecting the terroir and dedication of Rooiberg’s winemaking team.

Their wine selection caters to every palate and occasion. The Rooiberg Range boasts a diverse portfolio, while the Reserve Range showcasesthe winemaker’s philosophy and the unique terroir. The Red Chair Range offers a subtly coffee-infused Pinotage, named after the iconic red chair. Additionally, they feature Sparkling, Dessert Wine, Alcohol-Free options and the Game Reserve Range, which celebrates indigenous wildlife and plants, with a contribution of R3 per bottle supporting the Wilderness Foundation.

Here is a taste of what Rooiberg has to offer:

Rooiberg Sauvignon Blanc 2023

This is a burst of fruity freshness! Imagine walking through an orchard in full bloom, with hints of tangy grapefruit, zesty lime and a touch of freshly cut grass in the air. Picture tropical fruits like pineapple and passionfruit dancing with a lively acidity, creating a juicy and refreshing experience. A finish that lingers with a medley of citrus and herbal notes, leaving you wanting more.

Rooiberg Reserve Chardonnay 2023

On the nose you are greeted with sweet aromas of ripe pineapple and mango, mingling with hints of vanilla and oak that add a touch of warmth and depth. A velvety texture bringing a sense of richness and complexity. It’s like a soft, buttery embrace with a hint of warm spices that add depth to each sip.

The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2023

Delightful aromas of crisp green apple, ripe pear and a touch of tropical pineapple, balanced beautifully with a hint of honey sweetness. The finish is vibrant and refreshing, with a lingering aftertaste of citrus zest and a touch of minerality. Its crisp acidity and fruity character make it a delightful choice for both casual meals and special occasions.

Rooiberg Colombar 2023

Imagine aromas of sun-ripened peaches, apricots, and a hint of guava, like a fruit salad in a glass that’s bursting with freshness. A touch of citrus zest that adds a zingy kick to every sip. The finish is lively and refreshing, with a burst of tropical fruits lingering on your taste buds.

The Game Reserve Merlot 2022

The nose greets you with ripe red berries, mixed with hints of vanilla and a touch of warm spice, creating a delightful bouquet that invites you in that follows through onto the palate with layers of fruitiness and a subtle hint of chocolate that make each sip a delight.

Rooiberg Reserve Cape Blend 2021

Made from Pinotage followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. A beautiful wine with juicy flavours of blackberries and plums, with a dash of vanilla and a hint of cinnamon spice. The finish is satisfying, with lingering notes of dark fruits and a hint of sweetness, leaving you wanting more.

Rooiberg Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

This full of character wine is a rich intense wine with a beautiful deep ruby colour. Careful maturation in French oak for 18 months ensures a dimension of discreet dark chocolate and coffee richness of the palate.

Rooiberg Reserve Shiraz 2022

An opulent, full-bodied wine, displaying rich, concentrated spicy and black pepper flavours, heightened by ageing in French oak. A touch of liquorice contributes to a pleasingly lingering finish.

Rooiberg Reserve Pinotage 2022

This wine is a favourite of mine! Bold flavours of dark berries, like ripe blackberries and cherries, with a hint of vanilla sweetness and a touch of smokiness. It’s like a burst of excitement on your palate, leaving a lasting impression of richness and depth.

When your travels take you to Robertson, make sure to visit Rooiberg Winery for delicious food and wonderful wines while the kids have fun. Their lock wall, steeped in a century-old tradition, is a symbol of commitment. Couples add their keys to a wine barrel so that their love can age like good red wine. Visitors of all ages can’t resist the urge to climb the giant chair that stands 9 metres tall and soak in the spectacular view the Robertson Wine Valley has to offer.

Contact details

Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 17:30
Sat: 09:00 – 15:00 | Sun: 10:00 – 14:00
Tel: 023 626 1663

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