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Roberston Slow Food and Wine Festival
Revisit the age old art of slow cooking and gradual indulgence
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and cruise down to the Robertson Wine Valley for the 6th annual Robertson Slow Food and Wine Festival from Friday, 9 to Sunday, 11 August 2013. With over 20 wineries and guest houses participating, the lavish affair – it’s hosted a mere hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town – is pulling out all the stops.
This small, yet tantalising annual gastronomic highlight is completely devoted to celebrating the age-old art of slow cooking, and quite fittingly, the event also encourages guests to enjoy hearty meals, full-bodied wines and roaring entertainment at a gradual, indulgent pace.
What to expect at the 2013 Robertson Slow Food and Wine Festival
- Look forward to the finest traditional country fare cooked in the homes of the wine-making families of the area: dishes like waterblommetjie bredie, braaied snoek and Karoo venison are all on offer and set to tickle your taste buds.
- Meet and chat to the winemakers of the valley while you sample and discuss their wines.
- If you’d rather balance out all the eating with a touch of learning, you can study the art of making honey, be the next Jamie Oliver and give pasta-making a go, knead your own vetkoek or test your skill as a wine maker by blending your own wine.
- Not your cup of (slow-brewed) tea? Saddle up for some horse riding, boating or pull those hiking boots and walking poles out for the Fynbos and Renosterveld walks and Nordic hiking.
- Also,don’t miss out on the fresh produce and dishes from local foodies at the 5th annual Robertson Valley Regional Food Market on Sunday, 12 August 2012.
Tickets for the 2013 Robertson Slow Food and Wine Festival
Each event is priced individually and participating wineries and guest houses have a unique menu, wine selection or activity planned. Events range from a luxurious, mystery eight-course dinner at Bon Cap Winery to an exhilerating 4x4 challenge at Arendsig Handcrafted Wines – 4x4 not included.
Festival-goers are encouraged to have a look at the programme for more information on what there is to do at the Robertson Slow.
Small in size, but big on good food and wine, the Robertson Slow is a perfect reason to slow down and smell what’s cooking in the kitchen. Book now, as places are limited; each activity must be booked with the participating guest house or winery, and don’t forget to notify your host of choice of any dietary needs.
Don’t be too slow as bookings close on Wednesday, 8 August 2012.
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