For the past seven years Robertson has been transformed for one weekend of the year for the Robertson Wine on the River festival. This coming weekend sees the 8th recurrence of the event and it is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. With more than 300 wines on offer for tasting, the weekend of 18 – 20 October is one you simply can’t afford to miss if you love the Klein Karoo.
The host of the event, Goudmyn Farm is situated on the banks of the Breede River between Bonnievale and Robertson, and it provides a wonderful venue for this family friendly festival. Summer also seems to be rearing its head, much to the delight of those who spent the winter in the Western Cape, so a lovely warm weekend on the Breede River with good friends and delicious eats and drinks simply can’t be beat.
On offer will be wines from the Breede River valley, some wonderful picnic style delicacies to enjoy with some world-class wines as well as some fun for the kids. With an emphasis on being a family friendly festival, all of those attending, under the age of 18, will be allowed to join in the fun, for free. There are numerous activities planned for the day including jungle gyms, face painting and more.
As the event is this coming weekend, finding accommodation might be difficult in Robertson, but Montagu Springs is close enough to allow you a day trip while enjoying the gorgeous scenery of the region. There’s also a shuttle service running from Montagu, and you can find more information about them on the Wine on the River website. It’s sure to be an outstanding event and with the convenience of being able to stay in Montagu and travel through via shuttle, there’s no excuse to not escape to the country this weekend!