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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The Pink Ladies of Villion Wines

Villion Family creates work for the community ….. they started the Pink Lady team, where casual workers from Bot River are given the opportunity to earn an extra income. They help with cellar activities, like bottling, labelling, waxing and packaging. Cornelia, is their team leader, she is well known and respected in the Bot River […]

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A Kevin Anderson Ace

Villion Family serves a Kevin Anderson Ace with their new release of Villion Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, true Botrivierean in style. Our wine, which is our first release, got the thumbs up by the credited panel for being a current Top SA Cabernet Sauvignon, scoring a smashing 92 points with Christian Eedes, Roland Peens and James […]

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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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Gabrielskloof Landscape Cellar tasting experience

After many years of successfully hosting wedding ceremony after memorable wedding ceremony (often with the south-easter howling in the rafters) the beautiful, purpose built chapel up on the ‘koppie’ has had it’s wooden ‘bankies’ replaced with wooden barrels. The Landscape Series is a range of 5 wines reflecting the top vineyards on our property and […]

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From Bot to Burgundy

We are very proud of Samantha, cellar assistant at Gabrielskloof since 2009, on having been chosen to spend 6 weeks doing harvest at a chateau in Burgundy. Full name: Samantha Griselle Adams Age: 32 Birthplace: Botrivier Weekend activities: Music, friends and visiting mom Favourite music: Hip hop and R&B Gabrielskloof experience? I joined as part of the building team in 2005 […]

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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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