Luddite Wines

Bot River Wine Route

Wheelchair Friendly

Luddite began life in 2000 when Niels and Penny Verburg acquired a 17ha farm on the slopes of the Houw Hoek Mountain. Its name is derived from Niels's preferences for old-school traditional winemaking conventions. The farm, which became famous for its Shiraz, brought out its first wine in that year too, made from bought-in grapes. Shiraz vines were planted the following year and a year later, a barrel-and-wine storage shed was built. More varieties were added and the first vintage from the farm's own grapes happened in 2004. Today, Niels is winemaker for Luddite and Saboteur wines.


White and Dessert Wines

Chenin Blanc, White Blend

Red Wines

Shiraz, Red Blend

Wine experiences

Meet the Winemaker


Outdoor Experiences

Hiking Trails