News From Estate

 On the 20th of February 2015, Rietvallei  welcomed Danie Niehaus, Mathys Roets and Kevin Leo on stage.

John B has received a facelift. This popular lifestyle range of accessible wines made on the well-known Rietvallei Wine Estate in Robertson has been relaunched with revitalised packaging leaning to the stylishly elegant.

THE rain stopped just in time for Wacky Wine Week-end, the Robertson Wine Valley's annual showcase-festival. Once again, thousands of visitors descended on our wine region for wine-tasting, local food, wine lectures, general hanging-about and all round revelry.  

EVENTUALLY the rains came. By late May and early June wine farmers - like the whole Western Cape agriculture sector - were becoming worried about the impending drought. Except for a few teaspoons-full, no real rain had fallen since August last year.

This year all the wineries in the Cape are telling a similar story. That this year was hot and dry, with grapes being picked about 10 days earlier than the average.