Welcome to Botha Kelder
Botha Kelder registered as a co-operation in 1948.
One year later, they enjoyed their first harvest despite the cellar not being completed yet. This made for a difficult harvest but Botha Kelder produced a harvest of 3 386 tons that year.
The same determination, passion and sense of momentum that characterised its early years has fuelled Botha Kelder’s growth over the years, creating one of South Africa’s leading cellars today.
Today, Botha Kelder has a capacity of 38 000 tons and produces 30 million litres of wine, a large portion of which is sold to Europe, the UK and other parts of the world under private labels.
Botha Kelder’s biggest harvest ever - 42 149 tons!
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped achieve this fantastic record. Harvest 2017 ended yesterday and what a beaut it was!
Soetes & soup 2017
Award winning dessert wines, tasty soups made in our farmers’ kitchens, gumboots, knitted scarves and gloves, raincoats, umbrellas, chilled music, carefree vibe and lots of smiles…..this is how we roll at Botha Kelder during the annual Breedekloof Soetes & Soup Festival. We looking forward to sharing this amazing festival’s spirit with you all at this year’s event, to be held 21-22 July 2017. More info in regards to ticket sales etc. to follow.
Our 2014 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc received this review in Winemag.co.za :
The Chenin Blanc Initiative sees Breedekloof wineries collaborating around Chenin Blanc in order to uplift the image of the district and the Barrel Fermented 2014 from Botha Kelder is yet another of the wines which really impresses.
Grapes come from 24-year-old dryland bush vines and the wine was fermented and matured for 10 months in barrel, 60% new.
The nose displays citrus, peach as well as an intriguing herbal note before some leesy complexity. Big but balanced on the palate with layers of flavour. Sweet, sun-kissed fruit offset by snappy acidity. Pleasantly weighty with a long, savoury finish. Crazy good value at R75 a bottle.