Robertson Wine Valley proudly presents
the 12th annual Wine on the River.
Fun for the whole family
Open-Air Spring Festival
An Experience You Will Never Forget
Taste the lifestyle

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 and book your slot for a tutored wine tasting with a local winemaker focusing on a specific cultivar of the valley. 

Take note that this year the Robertson Wine Valley is partnering with Breedenet Wireless Internet Service Provider, bringing free WiFi to all festival goers. Find out more about Breedenet by clicking on the icon below.

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    • 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 on the Saturday and the Sunday. 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 scheduled 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

  • Helicopter Flips

    Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride @R249 pp on the Saturday or the Sunday of the Wine On The River Festival. More details here.
  • BreedeNet Wifi

    This year we are partnering with Breedenet Wireless Internet Service Provider, bringing free WiFi to all festival goers at Wine on the River. Find out more about Breedenet here.
 

INTERACTIVE Tastings

Taste the best of the Valley Interactive Tastings @R70  - Only 8 slots available | 30 Seats | R70pp

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. More information here.

Book now with Webtickets by clicking on the icon below.

 

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Tickets

 

    • ADULTS (18+)
      FRIDAY PASS - R140pp
      SATURDAY PASS - R200pp
      SUNDAY PASS - R120pp
    • WEEKEND PASS - R280pp
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      UNDER 18 FREE 

 

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+)
FRIDAY PASS - R140 per person
SATURDAY PASS - R200 per person
SUNDAY PASS - R120 per person
WEEKEND PASS - R280 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

 

MPU

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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.

  • 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

  • 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. Limited shuttles available - please be prepared to wait patiently for your next shuttle to pitch. See schedule here.

  • Parking

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

  • DAY TRIPS

Shuttle services will be available. More information to follow.

 

  • ARA

Robertson Wine Valley supports the ARA campaign. This campaign is focused on the prevention of the negative consequences of alcohol abuse. More information here.

  • Pendel

If you are over the legal limit of alcohol content and need a driver to take you and your vehicle home - contact PENDEL. Friends don't let friends drive drunk! More information here.

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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