Robertson Wine Valley proudly presents
the 12th 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.
 
wor duck derbyDuring 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

    • Enjoy a languid cruise along the Breede River. The cost is R40pp for a 15 minute trip and all proceeds go to the local Hospice Charity. No pre-bookings, pay and reserve on the day at the festival well ahead of the schelduled trip. 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 R250pp - 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.

Only 9 slots available | 30 Seats | R70pp

This one-on-one tasting will be presented by an esteemed winemaker in a marque tent on the banks of the Breede River, overlooking spectacular scenery!

Make your choice and book with WebTickets from September 2017!

 

SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER

09:30 – 10:15 | Wine Pilates

Breathe in fresh country air in the 40 min basic Pilates group with local instructor, Lizmari. The session on the banks of the Breede River will end off with a free glass of Bubbles.

11:00 – 12:00 | 12:30 – 13:30 Expo on Wine of Origin Robertson award-winning wines

Enjoy award winning wines from the valley and taste all the wines that won gold, double gold and had a rating of 90 and more in 2017. Meet a few winemakers that will tell you the secrets behind the bottle…

14:00 – 15:00 | MCC of the valley | Phillip Jonker from Weltevrede

Diversity of Cap Classique Styles from various MCC houses in the Robertson Wine Valley. 

15:30 – 16:30 | Specific Sites of the valley | Lourens van der Westhuizen from Arendsig

Site Specific Wines to showcase the diversity of the Robertson Wine Valley

17:00 – 18:00 | Soetes of the valley | Nina-Mari Bruwer from Mont Blois

Experience the Fortified and sweet wines: Sherry, Dessert-wines, Brandy, Sweet and late harvest, Hanepoot, Port and Muscadel. Prepare to be amazed.

 

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER

11:00 - 12:00 | Chardonnay of the valley | Henry Conradie from Arabella Wines

A tasting showcasing the versatility of Chardonnay in the Robertson area and the effect of different oaking regimes and soil types on the wine style.

12:30 – 13:30 | Sauvignon Blanc of the valley | Phillip Viljoen from Bon Courage

A tasting exploring the diversity that Sauvignon Blanc has to offer in the Robertson WIne Valley.

14:00 – 15:00 | Cabernet of the valley | 

Tickets

 

    • Early Bird rates R250pp - entire weekend.
      ADULTS (18+)
      FRIDAY PASS - R140pp
      SATURDAY PASS - R200pp
      SUNDAY PASS - R120pp
      UNDER 18 FREE 


Early Bird rates are R250pp - this deal includes the entire weekend and is only valid until 30 September. Normal weekend tickets rates will resume from 1 October for R280pp.

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 per person (EARLY BIRD) 
FRIDAY PASS - R140 per person
SATURDAY PASS - R200 per person
SUNDAY PASS - R120 per person
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