New Releases

New Releases

Chenin Blanc 2018 – fresh, fruit-driven style beautifully pure and delicious to drink. Ariane 2016 – Classic Bordeaux-style blend driven by Cab Sauv and Merlot with small amounts of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Like its namesake, my sister, it’s elegant and complex. This vintage is going to be one of our best ever! Dangerfield Syrah…

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Bot River hosts blooming nice Spring Weekend

Bot River hosts blooming nice Spring Weekend

The close-knit winemaking community of the small town of Bot River, is set for its annual Spring Weekend which promises an authentic bouquet of all things exceptional and exclusive to this unsung Overberg gem from 2 to 4 September 2016. Home to eminent wine mavericks, Bot River features 11 wine farms – most of […]

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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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Shave off date 31 JANUARY 2016

Shave off date 31 JANUARY 2016

Greetings from Bot River, I write to you on behalf of most of the winemakers in Botriviera. We hope your harvest is also going excellently. We would like to challenge you to take on our beards in our annual crazy harvest celebration – Barrels and Beards. If you are brave enough, there are two options:…

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2016 Harvest Competition at Benguela Cove

2016 Harvest Competition at Benguela Cove

Get your cameras, smartphones and tablets ready! Due to extreme heat, the 2016 harvest is set to commence early in Hermanus. We encourage all photography enthusiasts to get involved during our harvest to capture the best picture of the ‘2016 Benguela Cove Harvest’. Entrants will have the opportunity to capture the beautiful landscapes of the…

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Benguela Cove Lagoon Swim 18 October

Benguela Cove Lagoon Swim 18 October

Benguela Cove are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a Lagoon Swim in association with Big Bay Events and the Freedom Swim Series at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate in Walker Bay, Hermanus. The inaugural event will take place on Sunday, 18 October 2015 and participants can enter to swim either the one…

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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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The Shave-off on 1 February 2015

The Shave-off on 1 February 2015

On a quiet Sunday morning the winemakers of our little valley got together at our local hangout – the revered Botrivier Hotel – where, as one does in the Botriviera, they all shaved in anticipation of the 2015 Harvest (the assumption is that they get so very busy during this time that their wives are…

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Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration 2015 : Make a weekend of it!

Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration 2015 : Make a weekend of it!

Bot River Barrels & Beards 2015 – a harvest celebration with a difference Where Big beards, Bountiful tables and Beautiful wines set the tone 17 & 18 April 2015 Delight in a weekend filled with bold wines, raging beards and genuine hospitality when the wine community of Bot River in the Overberg celebrates their harvest…

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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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