The Music of Sound

I have seen it before and I’ve heard it before, but I have not experienced it like this before. Bottling our wine on our farm. Not all of us have our own bottling plants. We hire F..Off big trucks with huffing ‘goeters’ and puffing things to come to us to bottle our wine. It reminds […]

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Gabrielskloof Vineyard News 2019

After some glorious winter rainfall on Gabrielskloof, sinking into the soil profiles to quench the thirsty deeper roots. We’re through the sensitive flowering cycle for most of the white cultivars, but the reds are lagging due to this cool period. Some pressure to get through the last few blocks for suckering, and to keep a […]

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The Bot River Road Show 2019

BOT RIVER WINES WENT ROAD TRIPPIN’ The Bot River Wineries embarked on an epic adventure and the wonderfully eclectic bunch of winemakers dusted off their gumboots in exchange for their city savvy attire. Hitting the road for a trip to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Maseru (Lesotho) to promote the beautiful Bot River Wine Route was […]

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Luddite Wines – Vineyard News 2019

What an exciting time of the year all flushed, bright and green. Training and shaping young vines to form the backbone and arms to bear fruit for the future, now that we have had some meaningful rain these young vines will grow at a rapid rate and hopefully fill the cordon wire by the end […]

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Beaumont Family Wines – Vineyard News 2019

Following the driest August in our 45yr history, we received this beautiful deep wetting rain over the last weekend. Very happy farmer now. Young plantings of Chenin, Pinotage, Grenache and Mourvedre are especially loving it. This will carry the vines a long way trough the season. Looking forward to harvest 2020!

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Disdit and the Little Angels

Sometimes you need little angels to show you the way. And if you are lucky enough you’ll recognise them. There was this person sitting next to me at my brother-in-law’s birthday party seven or eight years ago. I told her that we ha some grapes and we hoped to make some half decent wine from […]

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Botrivier Pitstop Opens

BOTRIVIER, known as a weekend breakaway destination from where Capetonians explore the Overberg, Elgin, Hemel-en-Aarde and Hermanus, now offers additional accommodation options. Arcangeli Wines, situated next to the N2 just on the outskirts of the town, has opened its doors to city slickers. The winery offers four luxury double self-catering rooms with DSTV, air conditioning […]

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Little Italy Comes to Botrivier

THE quaint Overberg town of Botrivier has been invaded by the Italians. Arcangeli Wines, now in its third vintage, was established by the Arcangeli family in 2015 when Alessandro Arcangeli purchased a tiny 16 hectare farm next to the N2 on the outskirts of the town. Alessandro, a first generation import from Rome, followed his […]

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Rare Variety Found In Bot River

VERDELDO, a grape variety with roots in Portugal, now shines in the Overberg. Arcangeli Feiteiras Verdelho 2016, made from a tiny 16 year old block of Verdelho vines, top scored at the Winemag Alternative Variety Report 2018, while it fought off other unusual white wine varieties such as grenache blanc, viognier and pino grigio. The […]

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