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Bot River Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration

April 21 @ 17:0021:00

Barrels & Beards 2014

Every year the winemakers of the Bot River grow their beards for the duration of the harvest season. At the harvest celebration the best beard is awarded whilst guests get to taste the most recent samples of their wine, soon to be bottled.

For Barrels & Beards 2018, the region’s wineries have grabbed the proverbial bull by the horns and incorporated the Taurean theme in every 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.

Barrels & Beards 2018 takes place on Saturday 21 April 2018 and starts at 5pm.

Photos of Barrels & Beards 2013

The occasion centres around the auction: the sale of truly special Bot River wines. The auction benefits various school-level educational projects in the region. The meal itself, known as the Botriviera dinner, is a feast of local produce.

This year guests will be able to feast on the food of the valley with tables brimming with local produce and specialties. Having served as a valuable waystation for centuries, modern Bot River and the Overberg remains an extremely fertile area and in many ways, is still an agricultural breadbasket of the Western Cape.

Tickets aivailable at www.quicket.co.za costs R450 per person and include a complimentary barrel tasting of the latest Bot River wines, a souvenir wine glass, dinner, music entertainment and real country hospitality.

Seating is limited, so get your tickets early.


The following wineries will participate in Bot River Barrels & Beards Harvest Celebration 2018:

Anysbos, Barton, Beaumont Family Wines, Arcangeli, Eerste Hoopm, Gabriëlskloof, Genevieve MCC, Goedvertrouw Wine Estate, Luddite Wines, Maremmana Estate, Momento Wines, Paardenkloof Estate, Rivendell Estate, Thorne & Daughters, Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate


It’s definitely a good idea to stay over night. Here you’ll find accommodation facilities at
Botrivier Hotel | Beaumont cottages | Barton villas | Wildekrans cottages


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April 21
17:00 – 21:00
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Barton Vineyards
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+27 84 231 8930

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