South Africa

Bot River is in Overberg or Walker Bay ? Thanks

  • Bot River is a recently created ward within the Walker Bay district though it used to unofficially be within the far eastern bounds of Elgin.  There are only 10 producers and 6 working cellars at the moment including Luddite (know in the US as Neils Verberg) known for Shiraz and Beaumont known for Pinotage.  Neils Verberg is the driving force behind this ward and strongly believes in its potential.  By the way one of the better, though very funky, Pinot Noirs I had on our recent trip was from a tiny winery owned and operated by a 60 year old woman and 2 assistants, Goedvertrouw.  As a district Walker Bay is not within any Region. 

  • Not to be confussed with Botrivier, a small town of approximately 10 000 people, situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa.