Robertson Wine Valley proudly presents
the 14th 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

Satisfy your wanderlust and take a journey to the country on the scenic Route 62.
Robertson Wine Valley is celebrating their 14th Wine on the River festival in partnership with Nedbank on 11 – 13 October 2019.
On this weekend the most talented winemakers, innovative craftspeople and inspiring chefs from the area will be congregating on Goudmyn Farm off the R317, to treat festival goers to over 25 wine farms to showcase the best fine wines.

Book your seat at this years’ Wine Theatre and be entertained by hosts, Jon Meinking and Wanda Cronje, for unique wine tastings and food pairing experiences that will satiate your senses. Use your wine tasting coupons to discover new wines on show and stock up on your favourites at the wine boutique shop. Treat yourself with a Connoisseurs ticket and be a VIP for a day in the Nedbank Lounge inclusive of all sorts of goodies and treats.

Meander through stalls that will showcase local produce, artisanal fare and all sorts of beautiful keepsakes, while listening to live music. A dedicated children’s area will offer activities for all ages. The popular boat cruise will offer leisurely river trips or book a wine safari ride to take you to nearby farms. A glamping package is on offer inclusive of tickets, transport, wine and more.

Tickets available from Howler and vary from R150 – R350. A VIP ticket at R750. More info on accommodation, transport and wine theatre bookings visit www.wineonriver.com or contact the organisers’ on 023 626 3167 admin@robertsonwinevalley.com.

NO COOLERBAGS / CAMP CHAIRS / GAZEBOS ALLOWED.
ALL FOOD & DRINKS TO BE PURCHASED ON THE SITE.

    • Taste wines from more than 25 wineries. Wine is sold both for on-site or off-site consumption at cellar price! The ideal time to stock up on some favourites. 

    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. R60pp and book on the weekend at the Jetty from Hospice.

    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. 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

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

    TICKETS

    • Free WIFI proudly sponsored by Breedenet.

    WIFI


    • HAVE AN MTB & TRAIL ADVENTURE!
      - Java MTB Challenge @ Van Loveren
      -12 October
      -Medals & Goodiebags to all finishers
      - Live Music
      - www.javamtb.com | 023 615 1505 (Alet)

    TRAIL RUN ADVENTURE


    • HAVE AN MTB & TRAIL ADVENTURE!
      - Java MTB Challenge @ Van Loveren
      -12 October
      -Medals & Goodiebags to all finishers
      - Live Music
      - www.javamtb.com | 023 615 1505 (Alet)

    MTB ADVENTURE


 

INTERACTIVE Tastings

INTERACTIVE WINE TASTINGS IN THE #TASTETHELIFESTYLE TENT FACING THE RIVER. 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
BOOKING FORM
pre-book your spot. only 40 available.
admin@robertsonwinevalley.com | 023 626 3167

 

Tickets

 

    • ADULTS (18+)
      Ticket includes a wine glass, wine tasting coupons and bottle of water. Live entertainment and opportunity to taste over 25 wineries' wines in one venue.
    •  
      UNDER 18 FREE 

 

Howler Logo Gradient 2

 

ADULTS (18+)

PRE-SALES ONLY. NO ON-SITE SALES
Weekend Pass: R350 pp
Friday: R150 pp

Saturday: R250 pp (limited)
Sunday: R150 pp
U/18 FREE (kids area work on pay-as-you-go basis in kids area)

 
TASTING TIMES
Friday 10:00 - 16:00 | Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 | Sunday 10:00 - 15:00



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?

NO COOLERBAGS / CAMP CHAIRS / GAZEBOS ALLOWED.
ALL FOOD & DRINKS TO BE PURCHASED ON THE SITE.

 

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

  • SHUTTLE SERVICES

More info to follow in 2019

  • SAFARI TOUR

Hop-on the open-air zebra truck and safari down to Esona Boutique Wines to enjoy a vertical wine tasting paired with fruit preserves, chocolate, art and music, presented underground in candle light. Cost: R250pp. Depart from the festival at 13h00. Return to the festival at 14h30. Limited seats available. Info@winevalleysafari.com 081 740 0145

 

  • SAFARI SHUTTLE

Hop onto the open-air zebra truck and safari to the festival. R150pp for a return ticket
Depart at Robertson Wine Valley Office, 02 Reitz Street, Robertson. For groups of 6 and more we can pick-up at your accomodation in Robertson town. Please book your seat in advance. Limited tickets available per time slot. Info@winevalleysafari.com | 081 740 0145

  • 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.

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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

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