Famed in mountain biking circles for its exceptional singletrack, Wildekrans is more than a trail destination. The estate produces award winning wines and boasts luxurious accommodation too.
Riders returning to FNB Wines2Whales will be familiar with Wildekrans. The farm has long hosted a spectator point and in 2021 it will also feature water point 2 of Stage 1’s Switchback route. For those wishing to pre-ride the open sections of the FNB W2W Switchback course Wildekrans is an excellent base. Not only does the farm boast 24 kilometres of sign posted trails, it is also the ideal spot from which to explore the greater Bot River riding options.
The real reason to visit Wildekrans, however, is the estate’s award-winning wines. Situated between hillocks of grey renosterveld the green vineyards of the farm are particularly eye catching in early summer. The estate itself is 1 000-hectares in size and has 70-hectares under vineyard cultivation. Thanks to the Bot River Valley, which stretches towards the coast between Kleinmond and Hermanus, the farm has a cool climate, facilitated by fresh south easterly breezes.
Head Viticulturist, Braam Gericke practices a low intervention winemaking philosophy and the estate focuses on producing low yield but fruit with a pronounced structure and intensity. This has seen Wildekrans’ Barrel Select Reserve range, in particular, win international acclaim. The Wildekrans MCC range meanwhile is the ideal accompaniment for a podium celebration, or any celebration for that matter. While the estate range offers exceptional value for money.
Wildekrans is open for wine tastings from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 16:00. Their restaurant, meanwhile, is open Wednesday to Sunday, 08:00 to 15:30; and for a dinner service, by booking only, on Friday evenings.
|Location:||Wildekrans Wine Estate, Bot River|
|Opening Hours:||Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 16:00|