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Calling all wine enthusiasts: It’s time to get ready for Wine on the River 2018. On 26-28 October 2018, the most talented winemakers, craftspeople and chefs from the Breede River Valley will once again come together to entertain festival goers at the 13th annual Wine on the River festival.

What’s cooking at this year’s festival?

As always, there will be a 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.

The annual Duck Derby will take place again this year, with proceeds from the initiative going towards the Zolani Youth Choir. The popular Viljoensdrift boat cruise will offer leisurely river trips for the whole family in aid of the Breede River Hospice. You can even book a helicopter ride to take to the skies and view the action from above.

For the first time, Wine on the River offers glamping accommodation on the banks of the river a mere 15 minutes from the main festival site. A couple’s glamping weekend package includes shared tented accommodation for two people for two nights (26 & 27 October), 2 x weekend festival passes, 2 x boat cruise tickets, a shuttle to and from the camp site on Saturday, Interactive Wine Tasting and a complimentary bottle of wine from the Robertson Wine Valley.

Be safe while you enjoy the festival

With all that lovely wine in the mix, it’s important to ensure that you practice safe indulgence. 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 and Montagu to the event on Saturday. Paid shuttles may be pre-booked via Webtickets. There are limited parking available so we recommend saving on petrol and reducing your carbon foot print by car-pooling together with your family and friends.


Date: 26-28 October 2018

Venue: Goudmyn Farm, off the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale

Tickets: Full weekend passes and daily tickets ranging from R150-R350 with free entrance for under 18’s. Limited festival tickets available. Make sure to get yours via Webtickets.

For more information call the Robertson Wine Valley office at 023 626 3167 or email


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