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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The Anysbos Story

In 2007 Johan and Sue Heyns bought two pieces of land that would become Anysbos. The remains of a stone cottage became our home and the old muleshed, offices and a tasting room. We built dams and roads and planted olive trees. Twenty two thousand of them. In 2012 we planted the first dryland bushvines. […]

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New Kin Releases

A beautiful Cabernet Franc (the second single varietal bottling) and a fantastic 2016 Tinta Barocca. If you’re a member of The Kin, you’re fortunate enough to be one of the first to have received our brand new releases, Cabernet Franc and 2016Tinta Barocca, bottled specially for you. Keen to join the exclusive wine tribe of Beaumont Family Wines? Not only […]

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Winter News

After last year’s dry spell, this winter’s rain is such a blessing. With every drop, the rain is nourishing the soil in preparation for planting season. As winter draws to a close we are getting ready to plant new vines into two great sites with beautiful soil. The grape varietals going in are Chenin Blanc, Mourvedre, […]

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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

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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2015 Bot River Rainfall

Some interesting browsing on our history of weather. (41 years!) Each year Sebastian Beaumont from Beaumont Wines sends out a brief of the rainfall he’s measured over the year.Have a look, although 2015 felt quite dry in Bot River we’ve had drier! [table id=1 responsive=flip /]

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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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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

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 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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