Robertson Wine Valley proudly presents
the 13th 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

11 - 13 OCTOBER 2019

Celebrate Robertson Wine Valley in Spring on the banks of the Breede River at the 14th annual Wine on the River festival.
During the weekend of 11 - 13 October 2019, 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 over 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 wine focused event. family event. Explore the #TastetheLifestyle tent with an exciting line up of tutored wine tasting with a local winemaker focusing on a specific cultivar of the valley hosted by the Cape Wine Academy. Hop on a Wine Safari truck for a journey to a wine farm. The young will be entertained with a dedicated kids-area, horse rides and boat cruises.

    • 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! 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.  


    • Enjoy a languid cruise along the Breede River. R50pp and book on the weekend at the Jetty from Hospice.


    • 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 like The Shakers, Lanky Jake and Newton and Co. The musicians will be taking to the stage at various interludes.


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


    • 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.


    • Ticket prices range from R150 - R350 pp.
      UNDER 18 FREE 



    • Free WIFI proudly sponsored by Breedenet.


      - Java MTB Challenge @ Van Loveren
      -12 October
      -Medals & Goodiebags to all finishers
      - Live Music
      - | 023 615 1505 (Alet)


      - Java MTB Challenge @ Van Loveren
      -12 October
      -Medals & Goodiebags to all finishers
      - Live Music
      - | 023 615 1505 (Alet)






Wine Safari Excursions



Hop on a wine safari truck with a winemaker and go on a journey to a nearby wine farm from the festival site. Drive through the vineyards, learn more about terroir and explore the underground cellars to discover the stories behind the wine. A once in a lifetime opportunity. PROGRAMME AVAILABLE FROM SEP 2019.


Glamping Package



R3000 per couple for friday to sunday
includes: dome tent | weekend tickets | boat cruise | bottle of wine | shuttle service | breakfast & coffee
more info to follow soon.
pre-book your spot. only 40 available. | 023 626 3167




    • ADULTS (18+)
      Tickets include wine glass, wine tasting coupons and bottle of water. Live entertainment and opportunity to taste over 30 wineries' wines in one venue.
      UNDER 18 FREE 


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ADULTS (18+)

Tickets available from Howler from 1 July 2019
Friday: R150 pp
Saturday: R250 pp
Sunday: R150
Weekend Pass: R350 pp



Wine on the River Festival guide and tips
Stay Safe
Book your transport in advance

Consume enough snacks and water
This weekend, eating is not cheating… all the tasting and exploring that you will be doing is
sure to work up an appetite. Ensure that you stop for regular snack breaks at one of the many
delightful food spots at this year’s festival.

Clear your boot to stock up with loads of items from the valley
There is no point in tasting and experiencing all of the wonderful offerings of the valley if you are
not able to stock up at the Bulkwine Tent on some of it to take home. Ensure that there is enough trunk space in your vehicle to avoid this dilemma.

Have your phone charged at all times
There are many reasons why having your phone charged is must… calling transport, finding a
friend and of course, taking lots of selfies! @RobertsonWineV

Know your alcohol intake limit
Eat wholesome snacks, hydrate with Healthy Mineral Water and take a break from the alcohol, if
you are experiencing the following symptoms: not being able to walk on a straight line & seeing
double and having difficulty with the pronunciation of “Cabernet Sauvignon”.

Let’s talk about wine!
A little bit of wine knowledge goes a long way as it can open doors to new flavours and styles
that will take your palate on an adventure. Start the conversation with these talking points:
º What cultivar and vintage is this?
º What is the terroir of the vineyards (where the grapes were grown)?
º Did this wine have any contact with barrels? For how long?
º What aromas should I look out for?
º What can I pair with this wine at home?
º Where is this wine available in my home town?




  • 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


More info to follow in 2019

  • Parking

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


Shuttle services to Robertson are available. More information from A2B Tours here.

  • 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.


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


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