A whirl-wind visit to Robertson had me visiting a few places – some new and some very familiar.
I started the Friday with Graham Beck bubbly served alfresco. Sitting in the Wederom vineyards tucking into a hearty breakfast I was reminded of my Camino walk which had me hiking through Portuguese vines and tasting wine from small barrels with proud owners/winemakers.
A few hours later I tasted Robertson wine in an reworked red wine tank at Esona which is on the Bonnievale side of Van Loveren. The black and white striped roof is a great landmark and you can’t miss this winery who’s name implies that it is THE ONE. A vertical tasting of 2 vintages are done for 3 wines. All in varietal specific Riedel glasses.
I shopped a little at SPACES in Robertson. I could have shopped a lot but was not sure how my credit card would cope with all the wine purchases that I’ve already done. The chocolate cake was superb and the service friendly. I could spend the whole day browsing and drinking coffee here. A silver Schnauzer waited at the entrance to greet and guide us through the nooks of this shed.
Van Loveren was not yet ready with their 2018 Sauvignon Blanc but had a great variety of wine, cheese and other goodies. The restaurant dished up a strong coffee in preparation of the wine tasting.
Red canna lilies lined the vineyards and roads and provided colour burst. Pretty memories of a quick visit to Robertson.