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
Pino Paint Retreat Hosted By Wildekrans
Explore a journey of wellness, art, and wine at our Pino Paint Retreat weekend at Wildekrans Wine Estate, 3rd & 4th September 2022. @R 4800.00 per person sharing a 2 bedroom cottage, your package includes: Accommodation for 2 nights Breakfast daily Sound journey session Herbal foraging and herbal medicine masterclass Massage (optional – booked separately) […]
Pino Paint Gourmet Weekend Hosted By Wildekrans
Explore a journey of country gourmet dining while sampling our award-winning wines during a weekend featuring the best of Wildekrans’ food and wine experiences. Guests can choose from the below experiences to sample and savour: Sensory wine tastings Platters Exclusive food and wine pairing dinner with Chef Gordon Manuel and Wine Maker Maryke Botha Bookings: […]
Pino Paint Art Weekend Hosted By Wildekrans
Wildekrans Wine Estate will be hosting a perfect pairing of wine and art at our very first Pino Paint Art Weekend on the 3rd & 4th of September 2022. This family-friendly event is perfect for wine and art lovers alike with various activities on offer. Explore various art displays, meet the artists, see them in […]
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