News from Genevieve MCC

News from Genevieve MCC

We’re settling into 2019 and wines are in tank. Always a tricky time of the year just before harvest, it feels like a “hurry up and wait” scenario to me, but the grapes came in healthy, with our biggest problem being bird damage. This year we tackled the problem with bird nets and lots of…

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Genevieve MCC at Klein Botrivier Farm Self Catering Cottages

Genevieve MCC at Klein Botrivier Farm Self Catering Cottages

With our first year living on our new farm Genevievev MCC at Klein Botrivier underway, its been a busy one, dedicated to the challenges and also slowly creating our mark on the farm, one of our first to-do’s was renovating the 2 cottages on the farm so we could start sharing the farm with visitors…

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Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration 2016

Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration 2016

The wineries of Bot River invite you to join them for their fifth annual Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration from 15 to 16 April. The 2016 vintage is in full swing, leaving not a spare minute in the day of a Bot River winemaker for trivial things like personal grooming. About six years ago, Niels…

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Vote for Bot River Wine Route: Klink Award 2015

Vote for Bot River Wine Route: Klink Award 2015

Please take a second to make your vote for the Bot River Wine Route. We’ve been nominated for the Award for Most Memorable Wine Route! This award goes to the most popular wine route selected by wine tourists who cherish memories of their experience of a particular wine region because of its ambience, accessibility, scenic beauty, soul,…

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Bot River Barrel Race 2014

Bot River Barrel Race 2014

On Sat 25th Oct Bot River Wineries hosted our annual barrel rolling competition. Wildekrans Wines won the barrel that was kindly sponsored by Toneleria Nacional. This is a community project that the Bot River Winery Association organises once a year and is a wonderful day for the local farm workers and their families and friends….

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10 things to do in Bot River

10 things to do in Bot River

Long before the wine, wheat, lavender and sheep farmers took up residence in Bot River the Khoisan were roaming the land with their livestock, enjoying the rich pastures along the river. They produced butter, or botter in Afrikaans, which the early settlers came to trade and which ultimately led to the name Bot River. You…

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Genevieve MCC Harvest 2013

Genevieve MCC Harvest 2013

Just letting you know what we’ve been up to, we’ve been busy , mostly preparing for harvest, quietly and kindly informing the grapes to ripen perfectly , telling the weather to play nice and then we wait… The 13th and 14th of February were the harvest dates this year; rather appropriate considering how much bubbly…

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