Celebrate spring on the banks of the Breede River in the Robertson Wine Valley at the Wine on The River festival this October.
The Wine on The River helps locals and visitors usher in the new season with a celebratory glass of wine in hand and this year the festival promises to offer more than ever before.
Here’s what you can expect for the 13th edition.
1. Wine Safari Excursions
Jump 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 what affects crops and explore the underground cellars to discover the stories behind the wine. A true once in a lifetime opportunity.
2. Interactive Wine Tasting With a Winemaker
Cape Wine Academy and Robertson Wine Valley will host exclusive wine tastings for 30 people in an intimate setting overlooking the Breede River. Learn more from the winemaker on what makes our valley’s wines unique. Taste numerous wine brands in one slot with a focussed theme of Chardonnay / Cabernet / MCC and Award Winning Wines.
It is not every day that you can support a charity project, and get a fantastic bottle of wine in return – an added bonus, in a way.
Every child has the potential inside of them to change the world, and the Thunderchild Project tries to unlock that potential for the children of the Robertson Children’s Home.
Support this cause during Wine on the River festival at the Springfield stall.
4. Family Fun
Visit the country central market where you can browse and stock up on local produce, artisanal fare and all sorts of beautiful keepsakes.
A dedicated children’s area will offer activities for all ages on a pay-as-you-go system and even features a petting zoo! Proceeds from the play area will go to local schools and farm crèches. Mom and friends may sit at the Tea Garden overlooking the kids area. Live music will entertain the young and old on all three days with main act from Newton and Co on Sunday. The annual Duck Derby will take place again this year, with proceeds from the initiative going towards the Zolani Youth Choir so don’t forget to buy your small ducks.
The Viljoensdrift boat cruise will offer leisurely river trips for the whole family in aid of the Breede River Hospice.
Camping. Star gazing. Open campfires. Roasted marshmallows. What if you could enjoy all of the benefits of camping without sacrificing on luxury?
A first for Wine on the River! Only 15km from the festival site, (Riggton River Farm, Bonnievale) couples get to glamp on the banks of the Breede River in style.
Glamping getaways don’t require lugging a heavy tent and the kitchen sink with you – and you can slither into a comfortable bed at night!
6. Safe Indulgence
As part of our commitment to bringing you a secure festival, a zero-tolerance policy will be upheld with regard to drinking and driving. To support responsible tasting, shuttle services are available from central spots in Robertson, Bonnievale McGregor and Montagu to the event on Saturday. Paid shuttles may be pre-booked via Webtickets. Please play by the traffic rules by not parking on the roads, but in designated parking areas only. There is limited parking available so we recommend saving on petrol and reducing your carbon foot print by car-pooling together with your family and friends.
7. Stay Connected
There are many reasons why having your phone charged is must… calling transport, finding a friend and of course, taking lots of selfies!
Log on to the free WIFI sponsored by Breedenet at the festival to share your special memories online.
8. WIN WIN WIN
One lucky couple will enjoy all the activities during Wine on the River!
One year subscription to Getaway magazine
Wine on the River weekend passes x 2
Glamping for two people sharing for two nights (26 7 27 October 2018) and a Complimentary bottle of wine on your bed
Shuttle from the camping site to the festival site and back on the Saturday
Tutored tasting slot for two
Boat cruise for two
Wine Safari excursion for two during Wine on the River
Robertson Wine Valley hamper including wine
Closing date: 14 October
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10. What Are You Waiting For?
Full weekend passes and daily tickets ranging from R150-R350 with free entrance for under 18’s.
Early bird special and MasterPass discounts available via Webtickets. Limited festival tickets available at door.
Friday, 26 October | 12:00 – 18:00
Saturday, 27 October | 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday, 28 October | 10:00 – 15:00