Taste The Lifestyle At The 2019 Hands-on Harvest Festival

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Delight in the magic of harvest in the heart of autumn with this down-to-earth event. Savour delectable local wines, indulge in country cuisines and explore harvest in the countryside of the Robertson Wine Valley region. The towns of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson are celebrating their 11th annual Hands-on Harvest festival from 1 – 3 March and invite you to join in on the excitement.

Participate in the grape’s journey from vine to barrel 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. 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. Pack a picnic basket from the deli and 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.

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This food and wine affair will spoil visitors with a wide variety. Pleasure in a winemaker’s dinner, feast on harvest buffets, relish in homemade goods or merely joy in garden picnics.

The third Hands-on Harvest family market will showcase country living at its best with local treats, country cuisines, award-winning wines and kids’ activities. Hop onto the boat for a cruise down the river or listen to live music. Sunday, 3 March from 10h00 till 15h00 at Viljoensdrift Fine Wines and River Cruises. Free entrance. Wine tasting R30.

Groups are small and intimate to ensure that you have the very best experience. Visit www.handsonharvest.com for the programme.