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Delight in the magic of harvest in the heart of Route62!
Savour delectable local wines, indulge in country cuisines and explore harvest in the countryside of the Robertson Wine Valley region. This food and wine affair spoils visitors for choice with a wide variety of tailor-made activities. The towns of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor, Montagu and Robertson are celebrating their 12th annual Hands-on Harvest festival from 28 Feb – 1 March and invite you to join in on the excitement..
Participate in the grape’s journey from vine to barrel to glass with grape picking and stomping, to basket pressing and blending your own creation.
Travel on the farms on authentic vineyard safaris and terroir tours with local farmers. Get behind the scenes and in the cellar and learn all about the winemaking process and the team behind the label. Be captivated by the stories behind the vines during underground cellar tours and satisfy your taste buds with interesting food and wine pairings.
Embrace country life with an array of activities for the whole family. Start off your morning with a vineyard trial run or bring your bike with for a scenic trip. Hop onto the boat for a leisurely river cruise down the Breede River. Join a game of croque, listen to live music and meander through the markets in search for local treasures, all while sipping on delicious wines and bubblies from our valley. Pleasure in a winemaker’s dinner, feast on harvest buffets, relish in homemade goods or merely joy in garden picnics.
Groups are small and intimate to ensure that you have the very best experience. Visit www.handsonharvest.com for the programme. Available from January 2020.