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 70 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. For more information :INSPIRED
Latest Awards & Achievements 2019
Veritas Awards 2019
Gold Medal: Amyah Chardonnay 2018
SilverMedal/Outstanding 85-89 points: Sauvignon Blanc 2019
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.
The 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.
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