Expressing diversity and dynamism
Rooiberg Winery was established on 14 April 1964 and here, at this leading South African wine cellar, with its striking red land art, you’ll find an exciting expression of wine diversity and quality born from a unique set of ecological features.
The story of Rooiberg Winery – situated in the renowned Robertson Wine Valley – is that of a group of pioneering wine farms alongside three rivers surrounding the Rooiberg Mountain, which overlooks the cellar and its source vineyards. These are the Vink, Noree and Breede Rivers – geological features which give rise to extraordinary terroir and originally led to the establishment of these farms at a dependable source of water.
Today a private company with 20 shareholder members who operate 15 farms and with exports to several countries, Rooiberg has shown a remarkable growth spiral following its founding more than half a century ago, as well as the ability to harness nature into excellent wines for the global market. The winery processes an average of 13 500 tons of grapes per year – 60% white cultivars and 40% red cultivars – and its emphasis on quality production has yielded increasing accolades, while at the same time being a leader in clean and green production practices and nature conservation.
The award highlights include Top Ten Pinotage listings in 1997, 2003, 2013 and 2016 for the Rooiberg Pinotage Reserve wine as well as a Shiraz SA Top 12 listing in 2013 & 2021 for the Rooiberg Shiraz Reserve.
The exuberant land art at the cellar complex, linked to the red symbolism of the cellar’s name, was started in 1997 and the mammoth red chair followed in 2012, the largest of its kind in Africa. It has become irresistible for picture-taking by the constant stream of visitors to the modern tasting room and the adjacent Red Chair Bistro & Deli Restaurant.
On offer there is a wide spectrum of natural (table), sparkling and dessert wines, expressing the extraordinary terroir-diversity.
In keeping with its proud tradition, Rooiberg strives to continuously fulfill on the quality of its wines and services.
A SELECTION OF CRAFTED WINE
These iconic Rooiberg wines have been elegantly crafted and matured in French barrels, first and second fill, with extreme dedication and no expense spared. A multi-award winning range that provides the essence of what our craft entails. Dedicated to showcase the winemakers philosophy and portray our terrior.
Popular and different! A lightly coffee styled Pinotage, whose name was inspired by the biggest red chair in Africa that is located right here on our premises. This wine is sure to always be a crowd pleaser. One of our most popular wines and always a winner for informal enjoyment.
With our multi-award winning wine in this range, we will be sure to hit the sweet spot, enjoyed as an elegant pre or post apéritif. Rooiberg Muscadal has also reached iconic status and will continue to impress.
These fresh, crisp products are available under the Rooiberg brand name and will always be refreshing and tasty. With a complex balance of sugar from careful preparation, these products are sure to impress and provide a great alcohol free alternative.
Inspired by Mother Nature’s majesty, The Game Reserve is proudly brought to you by Rooiberg, the owner of this unique range of wines. Each wine in The Game Reserve range celebrates the unique indigenous animal and plant species nurtured within this haven of biodiversity. For each bottle sold, a contribution of R3 is made towards the Wilderness Foundation.
In a bygone era we would pack the car with more food than family for a holiday or weekend away. But, life has changed and the tradition of stopping for ‘padkos’ has largely fallen by the wayside. Red Chair Bistro & Deli at Rooiberg is the ideal place to stop and rejuvenate through some down time. Enjoy our beautiful mountain views, award-winning wines and wholesome food. Nourish your body while you watch the world rush by and remember, that life is a journey; so slow down and enjoy the ride.
Red Chair Bistro & Deli Hours
Monday – Friday: 08H00 – 16H00
Saturday: 08H00 – 15H00
Sunday: 09H00 – 14H00
Tasting and Wine Sales
Monday – Friday: 09H00 – 17H30
Saturday: 09H00 – 15H00
Sunday: 10H00 – 14H00
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023 626 1663
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