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
Wildekrans Wine Estate will be hosting a perfect pairing of wine and art at our very first Pino Paint Retreat on the 28th & 29th May 2022. This family-friendly event is perfect for wine and art lovers alike with various activities on offer. Day-visitors can explore various Art displays, meet the artists, see them in […]
The Baard-Paartjie is Back!
After a two year break the beards are back! On Saturday, 23 April, we will be celebrating Harvest 2022! We would love for you to join us for an evening of fantastic wine, delicious food and eclectic entertainment. Tickets are limited so get yours asap on beaumont-family-wines.myshopify.com/collections/gift-cards-events/products/barrels-beards-23rd-april-2023
Wildekrans Valentine’s Dinner – An Early Affair
We would like to invite you to enjoy an early Valentine’s Dinner with us. Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, so we thought to beat the rush, why not allow you to celebrate early and have a proper romantic date-night on the Saturday before, where you can linger over our delicious 3-course menu. […]
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