Situated on the beautiful stretch of country road (R317) between Robertson and Bonnievale, Viljoensdrift wine estate, nestled south of the Elandsberg Mountains, finds itself quite literally on the banks the Breede River – the so-called lifeblood of the Robertson Wine Valley.

Although they have been producing and selling grapes to other wine estates for years, they have recently joined the wine-making game themselves, and by all accounts are doing quite well in that field. However, as part of our Montagu holiday trip, their fine wine was not what we had come for on the day!

IMG_20150709_125658 craig lotter with emily on the viljoensdrift wine estate river boat ride

Viljoensdrift River Cruises are well known in the area – essentially a hour long cruise up and down a section of the Breede river, giving you plenty of birdlife as well as tranquil scenery to take in. Of course, you also have the time to put together a picnic basket from their little deli, meaning that this is a great wine and dine opportunity as well!

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Jessica was particularly excited for the boat ride, and despite the cold, overcast weather, the cruise aboard our aluminum boat proved to be pretty enjoyable. Lots of snacking and drinking was partaken in, and before you knew it (although Jess did start to get a little bored towards the end), our hour on the water was up!

IMG_20150709_130155 lotter clan on the viljoensdrift wine estate river boat ride

Needless to say, my phone’s camera was hard at work as always! ;)

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