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3 things to know about the 2018 Slow Food & Wine Festival

The 12th annual Slow Food & Wine Festival will be held at the Robertson Wine Valley from 3-5 August 2018.
The Robertson Wine Valley along the Route 62 is one of the best spots in South Africa to find wines, epic scenery, and farm-to-fork eateries. However, when you’re blitzing through this fascinating region en route to another destination, you’re bound to miss out on the good stuff.

The valley’s producers decided to stop, collaborate, and create a platform for visitors who want to take a peek behind the curtain, meet the makers, slow things down, and enjoy a 360° experience that takes them into the thick of things in Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor, and Robertson.

Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley

I recently attended the Hands on Harvest festival in Robertson. Taking place over a weekend every year, the festival aims to promote the winemakers and farms of the area with multiple events, hands on activities and, of course, wine tastings.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Mar 2017

What does it mean?

For one weekend during the heart of winter each year, the valley’s best-loved winemakers, food purveyors, and experience providers push out the boat to welcome you into the fold. This includes everything from fireside dinners in the homes of the valley’s winemakers to wine and dine evenings in underground cellars, single vineyard tastings, food and wine pairings as well as game drives, horse outings, and boat rides. If it’s tasty, inspiring, invigorating or just downright fun, you’ll find it on the lineup.

When and how do you book?

Each experience may be booked individually, so you can tailor make your festival experience exactly to your liking. The Family Market is free of charge, so feel free to pull in with the whole family. The rest of the 2018 festival encounters may be booked online at

Where should you stay?

The valley is magical in wintertime, and you’re going to want to get out there and explore. Accommodation options are available at

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