Robertson is at it again with yet another exceptional family-friendly wine extravaganza to add to its annual flurry of festivals. If you missed the Robertson Slow in August, the Whacky Wine Festival in June, or the Hands on Harvest in February, now is your chance to experience the bounty of Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, at Robertson Wine on the River. This inimitable Cape Town luxury involving great wine and gourmet food, savoured in a scenic venue, may be relished at Goudmyn Riverside Farm from 14 to 16 October this year, just over an hour’s drive from the Mother City.
Robertson Wine on the River takes place on the lush riverside of the Breede River, where you will uncover the secrets of Boland-style relaxation, while sipping away at red and white wines, as well as MCC’s, from over 20 participating wineries.
It’s not all swirl and spit though, a wide range of favourites as well as new varietals will be up for grabs at great festival prices, so pack your plastic and stock up for the festive season. Some of the recognisable names in attendance will be Arendsig, Arabella, Bon Courage, Graham Beck, Robertson Winery, Van Loveren, Weltevreden and Zandvliet, along with a selection of smaller estates.
Tutored wine tastings take place in a large marquee overlooking the verdant river scenes but you are free to stretch your legs out on the rolling riverside lawns or take a barge cruise for a different view of the gorgeous scenery of the estate.
Naturally, there will be no shortage of gourmet food offerings up for grabs in the market stalls lining the banks of the Breede. You can pick up ready-made delights such as bobotie, tempura prawns, waterblommetjie bredie and foot long hotdogs, or fill up your picnic basket with treats like biltong, steak sandwiches, roosterkoek, olives and cheese.
Children are well catered for with a range of diversions like pony rides, boat rides and tractor rides on a pay-as-you-play basis along with party packs on sale, free entry for children under 18 and free sunscreen.
Get your day passes from webtickets and head to the river for a weekend of laid back Cape Town luxury this October.