Genevieve MCC Harvest 2013

Genevieve MCC Harvest 2013

Just letting you know what we’ve been up to, we’ve been busy , mostly preparing for harvest, quietly and kindly informing the grapes to ripen perfectly , telling the weather to play nice and then we wait… The 13th and 14th of February were the harvest dates this year; rather appropriate considering how much bubbly…

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Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc Goes from Strength to Strength!

Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc Goes from Strength to Strength!

Recent Accolades for this Unique, Site-Specific Wine The 2012 vintage of Beaumont’s naturally fermented and barrel matured Chenin Blanc is soon to be released.  Harvested from vines planted in 1974 and 1978, this characterful wine has truly become a Cape benchmark and defines South African cool climate Chenin. This has been confirmed by a string…

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Botriviera Spring Festival

Botriviera Spring Festival

Wineries of Bot River celebrate together! 9 – 11 September 2011 A fabulous weekend celebrating the advent of Spring for wine lovers, nature lovers and families to get together for the good-time event of the year with gastronomy, tastings, entertaining activities , local artists and so much more. Our line up this year kicks off…

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You’ll never put a betta bit o’ Botrivier in your glass!

You’ll never put a betta bit o’ Botrivier in your glass!

Apologies for the terrible title – a late evening conversation on twitter the other day about advertising slogans reminded me of the CountryLife butter advert which we had in the UK – you’ll never put a better bit o’ butter on your knife – and so I thought I’d plagiarise it for this post. Because…

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Botriver ready to host Vladimir Kotov

Botriver ready to host Vladimir Kotov

Well known four times winner of the Comrades marathon Vladimir Kotov is the quest 21km participant of the 6th Botrivier Van der Stel Pass Challenge on Saturday 30 October 2010. Vladimir won the race in 2009 and has been invited to defend his title with stiff competition expected this year. The race starts and finishes…

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Bot River Wineries challenge you!

Bot River Wineries challenge you!

Can you beat the Bot River Barrel Race Rollers? October is Barrel Fest in Bot River! The wineries started to paint their barrels for the 3rd annual Barrel Race. The Bot River station will be the centre of attraction with a lovely farmer’s market, food, live music, prizes and lots of local wine wine plus…

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Educational excellence in the Bot River community

Educational excellence in the Bot River community

  The community of Bot River is actively involved in investing in the future of their children. BEF  (Bot River Education Foundation)is a voluntary association established in 2005 with the aim to motivate and encourage students in the Bot River community to study in the fields of engineering, accounting and medicine by a carefully constructed…

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Botriviera Spring Weekend – Drink Yourself PINK.

Botriviera Spring Weekend – Drink Yourself PINK.

A fabulous weekend celebrating the advent of Spring and Rosé created by the Bot River winemakers targeted at the pink wine buying market. Participating wine estates will celebrate Rosé by hosting an appropriately pink event with gastronomy, competitions, tastings, blendings, amusing activities and hilarious entertainment. Participating wineries will be open on Saturday from 09:00 to…

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The Shuntin Shed

The Shuntin Shed

‘Shunting’ is a railroad term for when the train changes from one track to another, and this little spot in Botrivier certainly shunted my perception of the sleepy town of Botrivier. I’d been there a few times to visit Beaumont wines (always a worthwhile visit) and had passed through several more, but nothing had caught…

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Botriver – Round II

Botriver – Round II

So I was so excited by the pizza and Birkenhead at the Shunting Shed in Botrivier last time, I decided to go back – with reinforcements. So I planned along with several others to spend a Saturday afternoon watching rugby there, which is what we did. We arrived. We ordered some Birkenhead. Sold out. Some…

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Get your barrels rolling – great fun for fund-raising ahead!

Get your barrels rolling – great fun for fund-raising ahead!

Bot River Valley Vineyards Association are again ready to roll with their annual Barrel Race on the 31st October 2009. Held at the Bot River station, races are relay-style with time trials leaving the two best teams competing for the grand prize in the final race. Number of entrants is limited, so get your team…

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5th Botrivier Van der Stel Pass Challenge – 31 October !!

5th Botrivier Van der Stel Pass Challenge – 31 October !!

On the 31st October hundred of entrants are expected to line the start of the 5th Botrivier van der Stel Pass Challenge. The 2009 race promises to be the biggest yet.So fasten your tekkies and head off to the historic Botrivier Station for the start – just ½hr drive from Somerset West. The race caters…

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