Welcome to Wildekrans
Wildekrans Wine Estate is a picturesque 1 000 hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Bot River Valley amongst fields of indigenous rhenosterbos. Just an hour away from Cape Town International Airport, and 20 minutes from Hermanus, Wildekrans is known for its award-winning wines, olive oils and dining experiences. Wildekrans also offers luxury farm accommodation, and many outdoor activities for nature lovers and biking/hiking enthusiasts.
Come on a journey with us!
Our celebrated and award-winning wines are incorporated into two main ranges; The Barrel Select Reserve Range, our signature, premium range, and The Estate Range – our classic range.
Wildekrans also produces 3 different olive oils and offers tastings and tours of both the wine and olive oil ranges and operations.
Introducing Maryke Botha
Originally from the East Rand, a move to the Cape set fire to Maryke Botha’s enchantment with wine and led her to complete a winemaking degree – Cum Laude – at the University of Stellenbosch. She began her career as a winemaking intern at a Stellenbosch winery, where she worked her way up to winemaker in 2020. She also further honed her skills with harvest stints in Burgundy and California.
“Focus begins in the vineyard and is applied through precision viticulture. Every block of vineyard is cultivated in its own unique way to ensure the highest quality grapes are produced. Different trellising and training systems are sometimes implemented on a single variety to ensure the style of wine we want to produce can be obtained with minimum intervention in the cellar.”
“We want to be able to taste the wine in the grape bunches and carry that, so the terroir shines through in the glass.”