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R317 Robertson, Cape Winelands

Wine tourists can expect much more from Viljoensdrift than just a taste of their distinctive wines. A visit to this peaceful haven, also promises a relaxing boat trip on the waters of the Breede River, a taste from the deli and a gourmet picnic.


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Viljoensdrift nestled south of the Elandsberg Mountains, on the banks the Breede River, the lifeblood of the Robertson Wine Valley, is home to the Viljoen family whose heritage of winemaking dates back to 1818 when their French Huguenot forefathers first planted vines. Today brothers Fred and Manie Viljoen continue this proud tradition and, after humble beginnings in 1998, they are producing award-winning wines with global appeal.

Viljoensdrift’s success can be attributed to their pioneering spirit, the quality of teamwork from vineyard to cellar and their deep-rooted commitment to working in harmony with nature. Five generations of Viljoens have lovingly toiled the fertile deep alluvial, calciferous-rich soils fed by the life-giving Breede River which allow the vineyards to flourish. The terroir lends itself exceptionally well to the growing of noble varietals such as Shiraz, Pinotage and Chardonnay.

Meticulous vineyard and cellar management practices play a pivotal role in their success. Viljoensdrift’s wide variety of soil types, including deep alluvial, calciferous-rich soils, enables them to establish the right cultivar on the right soil to ensure top quality wines.

Current emphasis is on re-establishing noble varietals. “We are extremely blessed to have rich soils ideal for the production of a variety of red and white cultivars,” says viticulturist Manie Viljoen. “Our grape growing and winemaking actions honour the specific terroir which enables us to produce world-class wines with distinctive flavours.”

Trail your feet in the cool waters of the Breede River, while toasting the good life with a glass of Viljoensdrift wine on board their elegant flat-bottomed river boat named
Uncle Ben 2.

The hour-long meander along the river, flanked by indigenous Breede River Yellowwood and Wild Olive trees teeming with a variety of bird species, sets the scene for a leisurely riverside experience. Fill your picnic basket to the brim with sumptuous fare from our deli, add a bottle or two of Viljoensdrift’s fine wines and enjoy your picnic during your trip down the river. What better way to spend a laid-back afternoon with family and friends?


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