The History of Botha Kelder

8 February 1949, a day that would change the course of history for many people. This is the day Botha Kelder was registered as a co-operation. With only 14 members, the cellar leaped into a future with great expectations. Only one year later they had their very first harvest, even though the building of the cellar was not yet completed. This in itself made it a very difficult harvest, but they were successful and produced a harvest of 3,386 tons.

An official opening celebration took place in 1952, after three years of successful and intense harvesting. Botha Kelder and its personnel have never stagnated over the past 71 years. Faithfully biding by their own ambition, a will to lead in a great industry and their love of wine. Therefore, until this day, Botha Kelder continues their journey with growth and success …


LATEST AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2020

Outstanding results for our Amyah Chenin Blanc 2018 and Amyah Chardonnay 2018 in the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020. The results are of the highest ever given to South African wines by Gilbert & Gaillard. Congratulations to our Winemaker, the Cellar Team and Grape Producers - what a stellar achievement! Gilbert & Gaillard is one of France’s key wine guides for more than two decades.

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LATEST AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2019

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    VERITAS AWARDS 2020

    Gold Medal

    • Amyah Chenin Blanc 2018

    Silver Medal/Outstanding 86-89 points:

    • Amyah Chardonnay 2018 
    • Hanepoot Jerepigo 2019 

    Silver Medal 85-89 points:80 -85 points:

    • Late Bottled Vintage 2016

    Bronze :80 -85 points:75 – 79 points:

    • Chenin Blanc Bush Vine 2014
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    MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS

    Gold Medals

    • Barrel Fermented Chenin 2018
    • Barrel Fermented Chenin 2017
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    • Merlot Reserve 2017
    • Pinotage 2017
    • Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    • Shiraz 2017

     

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    SA YOUNG WINE SHOW

    The prestigious SA Young Wine Show Awards Ceremony was held in August at the Angora Stud Guest Farm in Bonnievale. Botha Kelder was crowned National Champion for Other White Cultivar – Nouvelle. Congratulations to our Winemakers and Cellar Team on another terrific achievement.

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    SOMMELIERS SELECTION 2019

    Our Amyah Chenin Blanc 2018 and Amyah Chardonnay 2018 have been listed under Elegant & Classy Whites on the sought-after Sommeliers Selection wine list.

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    VERITAS 2019

    Gold Medal

    • Amyah Chardonnay 2018

    Silver Medal/Outstanding 85-89 points:

    • Sauvignon Blanc 2019