Robertson Wine Valley proudly presents
the 11th annual Wine on the River.
Taste the Lifestyle
Open-Air Spring Festival
An Experience You Will Never Forget

Wine on the River


20 - 22 OCTOBER 2017

Celebrate Robertson Wine Valley in Spring on the banks of the Breede River at the 12th annual Wine on the River festival.
 
During the weekend of 20 - 22 October 2017, the banks of the Breede River on Goudmyn Farm will come alive with the valley’s esteemed winemakers, local chefs and producers. This picturesque centralized festival gives consumers the opportunity to taste award-winning wines from almost 30 wineries. Unwind, relax and enjoy fresh country air, beautiful scenery and warm spring sunshine with an array of delightful treats, local country cuisines and great music.  
 
This idyllic, open-air spring festival is a family event. The young will be entertained with a dedicated kids-area, boat cruises, horse- and tractor rides. Explore the new #TastetheLifestyle tent with an exciting line up of new offerings. Book your slot for a tutored wine tasting with a local winemaker focusing on a specific cultivar of the valley, wine pilates, food and wine demo’s and bubbles and brushes to bring out the artist in you. Book your ticket on Webtickets from August.

    • Taste in excess of 250 wines from more than 30 wineries, wine is sold both for on-site or off-site consumption at cellar price, making it the ideal time to stock up on some favourites. Look out for the big marquee on the parking area to conveniently shop for wines to take home.

    WINE

    • Fill up your baskets with yummy treats for a vibey picnic on the banks of the river. Festival-goers can choose from hearty country fare and gourmet treats or simply shop for fresh produce to snack on at the market stalls.  

    FOOD

    • Aside from eating, drinking, tasting and just being generally merry, visitors can also enjoy languid cruises along the Breede River all weekend long. The cost is R40,00pp for a 15 minute trip. No pre-bookings, pay and reserve on the day at the festival. Seats are limited. 

    BOAT CRUISES

    • Every festival needs some good tunes for attendees to croon to. Revel in your wine and the river while listening to top-notch live local acts The musicians will be taking to the stage at various interludes.

    LIVE MUSIC

    • This is a child-friendly festival. Activities include everything from horse riding, boat rides, tractor rides through the vineyard, face painting, trampoline and more. Kids under 18 enter the festival area free of charge with activities charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.  

    KIDS

    • Enjoy the festival in a responsible manner. Use spittoons | Don’t drink on an empty stomach | Drink plenty of water | Don’t drink & drive | Be careful of topping up drinks | Choose a designated driver | Keep track of your wine consumption.

    RESPONSIBLE TASTING

    • This is a smoke-free festival. No smoking allowed on the festival grounds.

    SMOKE FREE FESTIVAL

    • Early Bird rates R250 - entire weekend.
      ADULTS (18+)
      FRIDAY PASS - R140
      SATURDAY PASS - R200
      SUNDAY PASS - R120 
      UNDER 18 FREE 

    TICKETS

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Tutored Tastings

 

For the wine curious, there are a series of tutored wine tastings with a wine expert. This series of varietal-specific vertical tastings are the perfect way to experience the variety of winemaking styles and terroir of this dynamic region. The tastings are hosted in a marquee tent overlooking the Breede River, which is an unbeatable way to truly experience the beauty in our glasses and the surrounds.

With everything from Shiraz and Chardonnay to MCCs and Rosés, each sitting promises to be unique and oh-so delicious! Do note that there are only 20 spots per session, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests are urged to pre-book one of the free tastings to ensure a seat. Tutored Tasting Schedule will be available from 7 September.

Bookings available from September 2017

 

 

Tickets

 

    • Early Bird rates R250 - entire weekend.
      ADULTS (18+)
      FRIDAY PASS - R140
      SATURDAY PASS - R200
      SUNDAY PASS - R120 
      UNDER 18 FREE 


Tickets available from Webtickets. Early Bird rates are R250 - this includes the entire weekend and is only valid until 30 September. Normal weekend tickets costs will resume form 1 October and will be R280.

All tickets includes a wine glass, a bottle of water, a free shuttle on Saturday, free wine tasting and live music.

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ADULTS (18+)
WEEKEND PASS - R250 (EARLY BIRD) 
FRIDAY PASS - R140
SATURDAY PASS - R200
SUNDAY PASS - R120
under 18
Free 

Note that a discount will be offered on cases of wine in the bulkwine tent to pensioners

Times

FRIDAY: 12:00 - 18:00
SATURDAY: 10:00 - 18:00
SUNDAY: 11:00 - 15:00

 

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Transport

 

  • Directions

From Cape Town take the N1 towards Worcester. Take the R60 turn off right towards Robertson. Robertson is about 40km further. Drive through the town of Robertson. At the traffic circle, turn right on the R317 towards Bonnievale. Festival Site is on Goudmyn Farm 13km further on your right hand side.

  • Parking

Convenient designated parking areas will be clearly sign-posted en route.

 

 

  • Please note

Please note that the festival area has a rough terrain and as such is not disabled-friendly. However with assistance from friends, some visitors will be able to guide themselves satisfactory. Special parking bays closer to the entrance can be booked in advance - kindly contact events@robertsonwinevalley.com

  • DAY TRIPS

Shuttle services will be available. More info to follow.

  • FREE SAT SHUTTLE

A FREE shuttle service is included in your ticket for Saturday. This service will run between Bonnievale, Montagu and Robertson during festival hours.

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All trips are taken on own risk and that neither the Robertson Wine Valley, the organisers, staff, members nor companies used or their driver(s) will be responsible for any injuries or losses that may occur.

In compliance with the laws of responsible serving of alcohol; Wine WILL NOT be served to intoxicated guests. Drunk or disorderly guests will not be permitted to remain on the premises Your safety is our concern – please taste responsibly – DON'T DRINK & DRIVE.

Be responsible