2018 Bot River Barrels & Beards
Run with the bulls this year at Bot River Barrels & Beards on Saturday, April 21.
For Barrels & Beards this year, the region’s wineries have grabbed the proverbial bull by the horns and incorporated the Taurean theme in all aspect of preparations. It’ll be all barrels, beards and bulls, if you will (perhaps fortuitously, there are no china shops in Bot River as yet).
The amphitheatre for all this pomp and ceremony is Wildekrans Wine Estate, home of excellent wine and hospitality, and features an all-star cast from: Anysbos, goat farmers with a weakness for wine; Arcangeli, a wine producer with a wild Italian heart; Barton, whose Blue Crane logo reflects its eco-farm approach; Beaumont Family Wines, home to the region’s oldest wine cellar; Eerste Hoop; Gabriëlskloof, the courtyard on a koppie; Genevieve MCC, a uniquely Bot River bubbly; Goedvertrouw Wine Estate, the intimate gem of energetic, teetotaller winemaker Elrieda Pillmann; Luddite Wines, champion for dry-land farming; Maremmana Estate, a blend of great wine and an idyllic farm lifestyle; Momento; Paardenkloof Estate, the single vineyard-single variety winery; Rivendell Estate, a blend of Austrian and South African wine tradition; Thorne & Daughters, simple wines with a modern edge; and, Villion Family Wines, a wine producer “tempting fate with faith”.