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 14 – 16 October 2016

Robertson Wine Valley proudly presents its most beautiful festival, Wine on the River. This picturesque festival takes place on the riverside farm, Goudmyn from 14 – 16 October 2016 to give consumers the opportunity to taste more than 300 wines from the area.

This idyllic, open-air spring festival offers you tastings of wines from the regions of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson. Enjoy a plethora of gastronomic delights, enjoy tutored tastings 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.

    • Taste in excess of 300 wines from more than 40 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. Bobotie and rice | Roosterkoeke | Steak Sandwiches | Sushi | Tempura Prawns | Oysters | Foot long hotdogs | Waterblommetjies | Curry | Biltong | Olives | Nuts | Cheese | Pancakes

    FOOD

    • 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.

    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. ANNA FOUNDATION 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.

    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

    • 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.

    TICKETS

  • Wacky Wine

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.

Tickets


Tickets available from Webtickets.

WebTickets

Early-bird special on weekend passes until 30 September 2016 for R210pp. Early-bird pensioner weekend passes for R160pp.
Limited tickets available at the door over the weekend.

Adults (18+)

Weekend: R250
Friday: R130
Sat: R180
Sun: R110

PENSIONERS

Weekend: R190
Fri: R100
Sat: R140
Sun: R90

under 18

Free

Times

Friday 14 October 2016 11h00 – 19h00
Saturday 15 October 2016 10h00 – 18h00
Sunday 16 October 2016 11h00 – 15h00

 

 

Transport

 

  • 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.

  • Parking

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

  • Fly-In Packages

For our friends from further afield, Beyond Reach has once again put together great packages that includes flights, car rental and accommodation.

All packages are subject to availability, the earlier you book – the cheaper it will be.

For bookings/more info please contact 023 614 3937 | 072 203 2457 | info@beyondreachafrica.co.za

  • 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

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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