Bot River Harvest 2009 Begins …

Bot River Harvest 2009 Begins …

The biggest challenge to the Bot River harvest is usually the birds that swoop in to feast on the flavoursome grapes. We don’t mind the odd feast, if only they wouldn’t messily pick here and there and damage so many grapes! This invasion aside, Bot River’s harvest in 2009 was a superb one, and began…

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Taste, sample & savour with Wijnhuis.

Taste, sample & savour with Wijnhuis.

Sample some of the best wines from the Walker Bay & Overberg districts on 28 March from 11:00 to 17:00 & 29 March from 11:00 to 15:00 at the Wijnhuis, De Wet Centre Courtyard, Church Street, Stellenbosch PARTICIPATING WINE PRODUCERS Catherine Marshall Wines | Elgin Vintners | Iona Vineyards | Oak Valley Wines Paul Cluver…

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Bot River Wines tasted by Master Sommeliers

Bot River Wines tasted by Master Sommeliers

A group of Master Sommeliers from all over the world visited our thriving little town of Bot River to taste the wines from our valley. They experienced the fresh and vibrant Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc’s followed by elegant, cooler climate Pinotage and Pinot Noir, rich, spicy Shiraz and some individual blends. Interesting single varietal wines…

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Barrel race brims over with fun and laughter

Barrel race brims over with fun and laughter

The wineries of Bot River held a barrel-rolling competition on Saturday at the square next to the Shuntin Shed. The main aim was to raise money for the Bot River educational fund for improvement on projects for Bot River, but the pleasure of beating all competition was a strong secondary aim. Anyone was allowed to…

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Wingerd Vark

Wingerd Vark

A friend once asked me if I get bored on the farm after growing up in the City – my morning has been spent hunting piglets that my sow has decided she does not want. She is literally walking in the fields, stopping, giving birth and then carrying on eating and rooting. We have had…

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Hermanus Wine Festival

Hermanus Wine Festival

The 12th Hermanus Wine & Food Fair , nominated as one of the 10 Best Wine Shows in South Africa, will celebrate the wines of some of the more than 70 producers from Elgin to Elim, showcase garagistes and round off the sensational experience with a coffee and brandy tasting lounge and a gourmet food…

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Barrel Race Entries are Open!

Barrel Race Entries are Open!

Barrel Race | Mountain Bike Ride | Fun Walk & Run After a rather successful 1st attempt, we are gearing up for the 2nd annual Barrel Race along with a mountain bike ride and a fun run and walk. The date is set and the barrels are getting their facelift. Entries are open for teams…

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