Robertson Wine Valley’s wildly popular Slow Food and Wine Festival is back and, despite being bigger than ever, its slow, intimate and cosy vibe is a given. Like previous years, there’s loads to keep you busy – slow style, of course – with meals hosted by winemaking families, cooking lessons, wine-tastings, horse-riding, and a whole lot more.
What to expect
Wineries and guesthouses from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson are extending their warm hospitality to members of the public, inviting them to enjoy a meal and a little something special. Some of the highlights include:
- Arendsig Winemakers dinner – winemaker Lourens van der Westhuizen hosts a delicious three-course meal accompanied by brilliant wine stories and great company
- Bemind Wyne Slow Garagiste Wine Tasting – enjoy a tutored wine-tasting of some of the best Bemind wines and delicious locally baked vetkoek
- Melozhori Private Game Reserve – book a slow drive or horseback ride through this nature reserve nestled between the Klein Karoo and the Garden Route, followed by a cheese platter or tapas (by prior arrangement only)
- Family Market – a highlight of the festival, this food extravaganza brings together professional chefs and amateur foodies selling their signature dishes, as well as local farmers vending their produce
The younger members of the family will be kept entertained with horse-riding, kids’ art activities and tractor rides.
Each event is priced individually, so you will need to book with the participating hosts directly – which needs to be done before 4 August. Also, if you have any special dietary requirements, please inform the participating winery when you make your booking.
In order to secure your place, the Slow Food and Wine Festival programme has all the booking information you need. We recommend you book as soon as possible, as some of the activities may be sold out. You obviously need not book for the Family Market, which is open to all.