Indulge, discovery, savour at 14th annual Wine on the River Festival in Robertson

by | Aug 28, 2019 | News

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 22 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. 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. Use your wine tasting coupons to discover new wines on show and stock up on your favourites at the wine boutique shop.

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.

We always like to ensure that our festival goers have the means to practice 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 the 5 towns over the weekend. Paid shuttles may be pre-booked from the website from September. Tickets are available from Howler and vary from R150 – R350. A VIP ticket at R750. More info on accommodation, transport and wine theatre bookings visit or contact the organisers’ on 023 626 3167

What’s more, adventure-seekers can test their fitness levels with a trail and MTB adventure in the heart of the Cape Winelands at the Java MTB Challenge, taking place on 12 October at Van Loveren Family Vineyards. Routes range from a non-technical fun ride which is perfect for families to do together, all the way up to gruelling routes for top riders only. Scenic 15 km and 10 km trails will cater for the adventure-loving runner. Live music will be on offer and all participants will receive medals and goodie-bags. Find out more at or contact Alet on 023 615 1505.

The VIP Connoisseurs Experience

At the 14th Wine on the River Festival you’ll have access to an exclusively tailor-made package for the wine connoisseur. Limited to only 50 tickets per day, this package includes access to the festival site for one day, reserved shaded seating in the Nedbank VIP Lounge with a hostess, VIP parking, refreshments, exclusive restrooms, sumptuous bread and cheese farmer’s table, riedel wine glass and holder, six wine tasters per winery and one food and wine session and one wine tasting in the Wine Theatre. 18 years and older only. R750 per person.



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