“From the top of the Houw Hoek Pass, one gets the first glimpse of the vast, rolling hills and big sky of the Bot River area, where real people make real wine”..
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!
VENUE: The Restaurant @ Wildekrans, Wildekrans Wine Estate
BOOKINGS: 028 284 9488 / email@example.com
COST: R495.00 per person including wine
Our first barrel of Chenin Blanc from the Stuart Family Vineyards ! Made by our wonderful friend Niels Verburg of Luddite Wines from the first harvest of our very small but nurtured block of Chenin vines. Very delicious – but sadly sold out !! After a nice long winter of cold weather (but sadly not…
We are so proud to announce that our Barrel Select Reserve 2016 vintage was selected as one of the winners in the 2019 ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition. A special thanks must be given our hard-working team who work with care and passion to produce our wines. There was much celebration in our cellar when…
In an awards ceremony yesterday, August 1st 2019, the winners of the 2019 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards were announced. Wildekrans is so proud of the achievements of our wine-maker and his team. We received the following awards: National Winner: Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Pinotage 2016 Regional Winner: Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018,…