Botanica Wines was founded in 2009 by owner and self-taught winemaker Ginny Povall, an American who came to Stellenbosch to do a harvest as an intern and liked it so much that she stayed. She bought Protea Heights farm in Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley and relocated there in 2008.
Originally established in the late 1940’s, Protea Heights was the first farm in South Africa to cultivate indigenous protea flowers commercially. Inspired by this horticultural history, Ginny chose to develop her wine brands and labels on a botanical theme.
The Mary Delany Collection is made from grapes sourced from vineyard sites throughout the Cape. Each of the labels depicts a botanical collage created by British artist, Mary Delany, when she was 72. These remarkable works of art were made in the late 1700s using hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper.