Introduce the whole family to the magic of harvest time in our spectacular country surroundings. Shaking up the entirety of Route 62, more than 20 estates, wineries and other farms are joining the bash this year. You’ll have an unparalleled chance to follow the journey of the humble grape from vine to barrel [and into your glass]. Don’t worry- it’s not all work and no play! There’s ample chance for picnics surrounded by the romance of the vines, tasty riverbank lunches and- of course- wine tasting experiences extraordinaire. Stomp grapes like our ancestors did, pop on a boat cruise or just indulge your taste buds ‘till they pop with delectable farm-fresh produce. There’s even something for the adrenaline junkies among you- skydive, rock climb, hike, cycle and plunge down 4×4 routes to get your adventure fix before unwinding with a chilled glass in hand.
Wherever you choose to travel, the Hands-on Harvest festival offers fun for the whole family. Explore the many prestigious wineries in the area with activities as diverse as light picnics and cellar tours to delectable hot meals served under the guiding hand of the master vintners from each estate. Learn more about the intricacies of the grape harvest and how each estate runs- and have a ton of fun while you’re there! Celebrate with other festival goers under the stars, or sneak away to a quiet spot to sample your favourite finds. Of course, you’ll want to set aside a little time to explore the beauties of quaint Robertson, too, so be sure to come ready for the action packed weekend ahead!