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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wine Route

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route 2017

• Official Launch "Wine on the Vaal River Festival" on Sat 24th June
• Six-Week Vaal River Meander Wine Route 25th June - 30th July 17

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route, starts off with the official launch on Saturday the 24th June with the Wine on the Vaal River Festival at Stonehaven on Vaal.

It will be a day filled with wine tasting - you will be treated to a choice of over 200 wines both on land and aboard luxury cruisers - all included in the R100 entry fee. The cruisers will depart for 45-minute cruises at regular intervals from 12:00 - 20:00 on the 24th of June 2017.
There will be lots of delectable, well-priced food options to indulge in as well as live entertainment. The Wine on the Vaal River Festival has a limited number of tickets available - so book your tickets soon via Computicket or email for details of the Venues selling them.

The first day of the 6-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route, starts on Sunday the 25th June. The Wine Route is then on every Saturday and Sunday at more than a dozen venues in the Vaal until Sunday the 30th July.

The 6-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route is a very well-priced wine treat to beat the winter blues. Going on the route is a fun way to taste some great wines and explore the various venues that are participating. Make sure you get your Vaal River Meander Wine Route Passport so you can see the selection of venues you can visit and which wines they will each be showcasing.
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 8 wines on offer. Some venues have up to 16 wines.
Wine Tasting Fees during the 6-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route are:-

R20 for 8 wines
R30 for 12 wines
R40 for 16 wines

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

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, tour-bus or your own car - the Vaal River Meander Wine Route has more ways to get there than any other Wine Route in South Africa.

The different venues, at which you can enjoy all these tastings, are so diverse and offer contrasting experiences. The common thread is that each will be presenting great South African wines. You might select a venue where you can enjoy sipping wine at a classy hotel, in a cigar lounge or in front of a roaring fireplace in a cosy pub. You may enjoy wine tasting whilst trying your hand at Lady Luck in a casino. Or what about savouring wine as you cruise aboard a luxurious cruiser down Millionaire's Mile, at sunset on a boathouse overlooking the Vaal, or in a character-filled wine cellar?

There are also optional extras to add to your experience, such as:
• Cruising Wine Tasting Luncheons aboard a luxurious cruiser
• Special Overnight Weekend Breaks at lodges and hotels along the Vaal
• Food and Wine pairing lunches
• Houseboat weekend stays (throw anchor and moor at the different venues along the Vaal River for wine tasting)
• special spa treatment packages

This is also 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.
If you want to organise a corporate or private group outing during these 6 weeks - there are a number of packages to choose from, and personalised packages can be put together for you too - tailored for your individual, corporate or private needs.
For more information contact each of the venues or, or visit to see the various packages and routes.

2017 Vaal Wine Route Passports can be found at all the participating venues containing a map of the 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!

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