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

DATES FOR 2017: 20 - 22 OCTOBER 2017

Robertson Wine Valley proudly presents its most beautiful festival, Wine on the River. This picturesque festival takes place on the riverside farm, Goudmyn and gives consumers the opportunity to taste more than 250 wines from 30 wineries.

wor duck derbyThis idyllic, open-air spring festival offers tastings of wines from the regions of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson. Enjoy a plethora of gastronomic delights, tutored tastings with local wine makers and soak up the sultry sounds of live jazz and blues melodies. Browse and shop at our famers’ market, choose from a wide variety of children’s activities, meander through the arts and crafts, take a leisurely cruise down the river and many more popular attractions that will be on offer.

Bring your friends and family along for an extravaganza of fine wine, delectable treats, great music and complete relaxation amidst a rural ambience of spectacular scenery and warm sunshine. Unfortunately no pets, only guide dogs allowed.

    • 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.


    • 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. Bobotie and rice | Roosterkoeke | Steak Sandwiches | Sushi | Tempura Prawns | Oysters | Foot long hotdogs | Waterblommetjies | Curry | Biltong | Olives | Nuts | Cheese | Pancakes


    • Aside from eating, drinking, tasting and just being generally merry, visitors can also enjoy languid cruises along the Breede River all weekend long. For a mere R35 pp per 15-minute boat trip, passengers can take in the über scenic surroundings and experience the winelands from a unique perspective. All the takings from this activity will be donated to the Breede River Hospice. Tickets are available from the stall nearby the jetty to be booked on the day.


    • 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.


    • 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. HERBERG KINDERHUIS will entertain kids with various activities. If there is a need for sunscreen, they will offer that too!! Kiddies Fun Packs will be for sale.


    • 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.


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


    • You can buy tickets online from Webtickets, prior to the event. Please note the early bird prices applicable to all tickets booked before 30 September 2016. Over the festival weekend, you can buy tickets at the festival gates. Pensioner prices are available, with children under 18 years of age entering free of charge, with children’s activities working on a 'pay-as-you-go' system.


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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.

More info to follow soon.


Tickets available from Webtickets.

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Tickets and costs will be available from July 2017.

Adults (18+)
under 18


Friday 20 October 2017 TBC 
Saturday 21 October 2017 TBC
Sunday 22 October 2017 TBC



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  • 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

  • Shuttle

On Saturday, a shuttle service will run between Bonnievale, Montagu, Robertson and the festival site and is FREE to all festival goers.
Click here to download the shuttle schedule.
To book shuttle from Cape Town and surrounds at own cost, please contact A2B Tours on 083 258 4769 or email


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