International award-winning vineyard overlooking Walker Bay, set within a picturesque 1000ha estate.
The Wildekrans Wine Estate is one of the oldest farms in the Botrivier Valley which dates back to the early 1800’s and was originally used as an outspan post for the oxen and wagons of the 17th, 18th and 19th century travellers. The towns name, Botrivier, is derived from the meaning “butter river”, where the local Khoi San tribe used to sell butter to the early European pioneers.
As these early travellers descended the Houw Hoek Pass, they called the vast expanse of Overberg rolling hills in front of them,
“Canaan”, meaning “the promised land”.
Wildekrans today, at over 1 000 hectares in size, fills a prominent space in this wonderful, fertile landscape. The first fruit orchards and grape vineyards were planted over a hundred years ago and the wine cellar dates back to the 1920's and 1930's, with original signed M.Kannemeyer built-in concrete open kuipers and tanks.
The terroir is unique for the production of premium wines. Bokkeveld shale is the predominant soil type and the vineyards benefit from the cool summer Walker Bay sea breeze, allowing for optimum ripening and harvesting.
Endless Vineyards Boutique LodgeThe setting is relaxing and peaceful with spacious bedrooms and facilities, decorated for comfort. With many activities available on the estate visitors are spoilt for choice. Breakfast is included in the per person tariff. Bed and Breakfast 028 284 9488 firstname.lastname@example.org R43 Botrivier
Forage at WildekransOur chefs roam the pastures and forage for ingredients daily to showcase their findings by offering an 'Indigenous Dining' Experience. 028 050 0397 email@example.com Wildkrans
Barrels and Beards 2019The Bot River Harvest Celebration
13 April 2019
Each year the wonderfully eclectic bunch of very talented Bot River Winemakers challenge each other to grow the most luxuriant beard during harvest to enter the annual Beard Parade - a talent show co…More Info | Tickets