Robertson Wine Valley Wine on the River

Words: Crush

Celebrate Spring on the banks of the Breede River at the Robertson Wine Valley’s 11th annual Wine on the River festival taking place from 14-16 October 2016.

The festival will take place on the beautiful riverside farm, Goudmyn, which is situated on the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale. Enjoy country hospitality at its best with this fabulous family event.

Soak up the sun, listen to sultry sounds of jazz and blues, explore art & craft stalls, sip on much loved local wines under shaded trees, savour country cuisine using local ingredients and enjoy a leisurely river cruise.

This event provides a great opportunity to personally interact with winemakers and enjoy pre-booked themed tutored wine tastings. The popular Viljoensdrift boat cruise will offer leisurely river trips for the whole family in aid of the Breede River Hospice.

Family friendly activities will be on offer including a kid’s play area with face painting, trampoline, a jungle gym, tractor and horse rides.

After last year’s success, the second annual Duck Derby will take place again this year. The proceeds from this initiative will go towards the Bonnie-People Project in Bonnievale which assists the inhabitants of the settlement in building and developing sustainable components within their community, focusing on the future of their children.

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With wines being sold on site at cellar door prices, the festival provides the perfect opportunity to stock up on your favourite Robertson Wine Valley wines, well known for their wide variety of easy drinking to top of the range. This much loved, open-air spring festival is not to be missed.

Expect to unwind, relax and enjoy fresh country air, beautiful scenery and warm spring sunshine with an array of fine wine, delightful treats and great music.

Robertson Wine Valley supports the use of wine in a responsible manner. As part of our commitment to bringing you a safe festival, a zero tolerance policy will be upheld with regards to drinking and driving. To support responsible tasting, complimentary shuttle services are available from central spots in local towns, Robertson; Bonnievale and Montagu to the event. The valley’s Traffic Department will act where necessary.

Ticket prices vary from R80-R250 with free entrance for children under 18 years of age (children’s activities work on a ‘pay-as-you-go-system’) and special pensioner’s rates. Pre-book tickets online at webtickets.com. The Early Bird Special runs until 30 September 2016. Tickets are also available at the entrance over the weekend.

So, if you’re after something a little different, be sure to book your tickets for this special celebration of all that the Robertson Wine Valley has to offer.

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