Roberts Rock, the name of a range of easy-drinking wines, produced by KWV in Paarl, originates from Colonel Gordon, a colorful figure from the early Cape. Apart from being a military commander, he was also an explorer and keen botanist.Colonel Gordon, after whom one of the three rocks on Paarl Mountain is named, was a Scot who came to the Cape as a Dutch officer in the late 18th century. He possessed an excellent knowledge of armory and was the Military Head of the Dutch Settlement at the Cape.

It was decided to name the "Roberts Rock" range after him, as it typifies the wines origin in the beautiful Paarl Valley, which is crowned by the three rocks of Paarl Mountain, amongst which nestles Gordons Rock.

Roberts Rock is available in the following countries: USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.


1999 Restaurant Wine, February : Roberts Rock Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay 1998
5 Star rating

Wine Spectator : Roberts Rock Shiraz/Malbec 1998
Rating: 83
This polished red offers sweet plum and vanilla on a medium-bodied fram, turning slightly coarse and astringent on the finish. Drink now. 18,000 cases made. Comparing to some wines at $24 - which got an 80

Roberts Rock (Discontinued)