The Wine Estate
Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate is a picturesque 1000-hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Bot River Valley amongst fields of indigenous rynosterbos.
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 wine making process, similarly, adheres to principles of low intervention with a focus on capturing and retaining the essence of the vine and it’s terrior.
The Wildekrans winemaking philosophy is one that begins from the premise that great wines begin in the vineyard. Consequently, care is taken to carefully 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 56 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”.
Braam Gericke, Head Viticulturist.