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The Pink Ladies of Villion Wines

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

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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Goedvertrouw Estate – A brief history

Goedvertrouw Estate – A brief history

The Farm Goedvertrouw was acquired by the present owners from Petrus Johannes Fourie in November 1984, who acquired the farm from the Punt family who are still in the Botriver valley. Arthur Henry Pillmann, a retired Mechanical Engineer and his newly wed wife, Elreda, settled on the farm with the aim of building a life…

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Genevieve MCC at Klein Botrivier Farm Self Catering Cottages

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

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

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 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

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

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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New Kin Releases

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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