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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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

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

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

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

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

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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