Robertson was founded primarily to service the surrounding farms, and it retains its agricultural and industrial character. The town largely lives up to its mantra of "small town, big heart"—the townsfolk are welcoming and friendly, which makes up for the lack of action. Some effort has been made to beautify the town with tree-lined roads, and the town comes alive each year during two festivals: the Wacky Wine Weekend ( in June and the Robertson Slow festival in August, which will also give you an insight into farming life. If, however, you’re on your way to McGregor or Montagu, don’t be in too much of a rush. There are some excellent—and underrated—wine farms in the area.

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