South Africa

Botanica Wines

Ginny Povall is the heart and soul behind Botanica, and much like Ginny herself, these wines beam with life and a great sense of purpose. Originally from Massachusetts, Ginny eventually made her home at Protea Heights, a farm on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. For several decades, Protea Heights established a reputation as the first farm in South Africa to cultivate their national flower, the Protea. Ginny continues growing flowers and in 2009 expanded the farm when she planted several hectares of vineyard.   For over a decade now, she has poured herself into Botanica and quickly become one of the most exciting winegrowers in the region. Since the inaugural vintage in 2009, Botanica has consistently produced some incredibly compelling wines from very special, but often overlooked, regions and vineyards across the Western Cape. All the wines are vinified and bottled at Protea Heights. In addition to the Botanica range, Ginny now produces several wines under the Big Flower label, which utilizes the fruit grown on her property.  
Botanica Wines
Arboretum Arboretum 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Wine of Origin:
Stellenbosch
Botanica Wines
Flower Girl Pet Nat 2019
Cabernet Franc
Wine of Origin:
Stellenbosch
Botanica Wines
Big Flower
Big Flower Rosé 2018
Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc
Wine of Origin:
Stellenbosch