The Wine Estate
Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate is a picturesque 1 000 hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Bot River Valley amongst fields of indigenous rhenosterbos.
What is now an international award-winning vineyard overlooking Walker Bay was originally established as a mixed farming operation. It was soon realised that the cool terroir of this picturesque farm in the Botrivier Valley, or Bot River Valley, had all the key components to produce grapes of the highest quality expressions. The winemaking process, similarly, adheres to principles of low intervention with a focus on capturing and retaining the essence of the vine and its terroir.
The Wildekrans winemaking philosophy is based on the premise that great wines begin in the vineyard. Consequently, infinite care is taken to match varietals to suitable soil types. The vines are thereafter nurtured to produce low yielding crops of pronounced structure and fruit intensity.
The estate is planted to around 70 hectares of most red and white varietals with future plantings set to enrich and balance the portfolio.
“All our wines are bottled on the Estate. We get one shot each year and we have complete control over the process. This means that only the very best quality wines are produced,” says Braam Gericke, Head Viticulturist.