This credo of the Bot River Winegrowers Association describes the unspoilt, down-to-earth, sociable character of the farmers – our wines are for lovers of the road less travelled. Within a 10km radius, the wine traveller can experience real country hospitality and taste wines made from the oldest vines in the region as well as the latest, most innovative varietals from new plantings. From historic and traditional wineries to the most modern, state-of-the-art cellars, the common denominators are a warm welcome; handcrafted, top quality wines; a commitment to biodiversity and the desire to share hours of sociable sipping with fellow wine lovers.
How we got our name: The Bot River was known by the San people as the ‘Gouga’ (meaning “abundance of fat”). The same word was used for butter, a commodity produced in abundance by the Khoi-San who lived on the banks of the river where pastures were good. Merchants who travelled from the Cape to trade a variety of wares for full casks of butter named the river Botter as early as 1672. Now, of course, the river represents wine!
Experience Bot River Valley
Come visit our big-hearted wineries where families run the show and wines overflow with personality.
Enjoy countryside cuisine filled with Cape flavour and served with our signature hospitality.
Escape to our comfortable countryside retreats where even one night can count as a holiday.
Latest News from our Valley
Anysbos’s First 5-Star Wine
The Anysbos team was both surprised and humbled by the latest Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2022 results, to say the least. The Tesame 2019, their maiden red blend, received its first 5-star rating followed by the Disdit 2020 with a worthy 93 points and 4.5 stars. As Marelise, the winemaker, always […]
Next Stop On The Botriver Roadshow
The Bot River winemakers will be hitting the road to show the Mother City what they’re made of. Don’t miss out on this epic opportunity to get to meet, taste, and mingle with this seriously talented group of winemakers. The traveling winemakers are: – Johan Heyns from Anysbos Wines – Sebastian Beaumont from Beaumont Family […]
The Botriver Roadshow 2021
The wonderfully diverse & dynamic bunch of winemakers from the unique Bot River Wine Route are dusting off their gumboots in exchange for their city savvy attire. Hitting the road for a trip to Joburg, Pretoria & Kimberley to promote their wines is no small feat for these country dwellers. The Bot River wine region […]
Stuart Family Vineyards