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Bonnievale Wines Awards

Bonnievale Wines Awards

  Back L to R Chris van Reenen, Marthinus Rademeyer, Jean Slabber   BONNIEVALE ACCOLADES SHINE A LIGHT ON CABERNET SAUVIGNON EXCELLENCE A string of recent awards for Bonnievale Wines has highlighted not only the winery's skilful viticulture and winemaking practices, but the region's premium quality Cabernet Sauvignon too.Cabernet Sauvignon is the number one grape...
Splash of Pink 2019

Splash of Pink 2019

    Arrive in style with a splash of pink and indulge in the beauty, simplicity and elegance at the home of Paul René at the Wonderfontein wine estate in Robertson. Family and friends will experience the heart and soul of authentic hand crafted Paul René Brut and Brut Rose’. Ice cold bubbly at a special festival price will be for sale all day, together with craft gin...
Wine on the River 2019

Wine on the River 2019

    INDULGE. DISCOVER. SAVOUR. Satisfy your wanderlust and take a journey to the country on the scenic Route 62. Robertson Wine Valley is celebrating their 14th Wine on the River festival in partnership with Nedbank on 11 – 13 October 2019.On this weekend the most talented winemakers, innovative craftspeople and inspiring chefs from the area will be congregating on...
National Champion

National Champion

  The South African Young Wine Show, dating back to 1833, we are excited to share that the lastest vintage of Noble Late Harvest, is a National Champion in its category at the South African Young Wine Show Awards, as announced on the weekend. The Young Wine awards looks not at bottled wine, but at the wine that was harvested this year. This is one of the oldest wine...
Robertson Valley honours wine champions

Robertson Valley honours wine champions

    The prestigious SA Young Wine Show, dating back to 1833, showcases the best wines of a current vintage. 186 wines were entered from the Robertson Wine Valley for their regional Young Wine Show. The winners were announced on Thursday, 15 August, at the astonishing Lord’s Wines venueproudly sponsored by JF Hillebrand. Local wine producers from the valley entered and...
 Terroir Triumph for Robertson Wine Valley

Terroir Triumph for Robertson Wine Valley

  Terroir Triumph for Robertson Wine Valley Trophy, National and Area winners star in 2019 There are numerous vinous stars in the valley celebrating their success in the 2019 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, but one estate stands out bigger and brighter than its colleagues, so let’s start with a round of prolonged applause for Bon Courage. While the winery is no...
Bon Courage

Bon Courage

  Winemakers notes on the Novare SA Terroir Awards 2019 winners Jacques Bruwer (Keldermeester):Die Lady of the House Pinotage Rosé 2019 is die nuutse toevoeging tot die Bon Courage reeks. Die naam bring hulde aan ouma Maude Bruwer, deel van die eerste generasie Bruwers op Bon Courage. Haar passie vir tuinmaak weerspieel in die wyn met geure van vars blomme en vrugte...
Robertson Winery

Robertson Winery

FAT BASTARD CHARDONNAY TOP SCORES IN BEST VALUE CHARDONNAY COMPETITION The results of the inaugural Best Value Chardonnay Tasting convened by Winemag.co.za have been announced, with the FAT bastard Chardonnay 2018 top scoring with 90 points. Seeking to find the best examples of Chardonnay between the R60 and R100 price points, the wines were tasted blind by...
Bonnievale Wines

Bonnievale Wines

  BONNIEVALE WINES MAKES HISTORY AT SA'S PRESTIGIOUS TROPHY SHOW   This week saw the eagerly-awaited announcement of winners in the annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. For one winery in particular, the event was historic. Bonnievale Wines claimed no fewer than two medals and a trophy - an astounding achievement for first-timers to the podium of the Trophy Wine Show....
Wynkelders wen weer groot

Wynkelders wen weer groot

Wynkelders uit die Robertsonwynvallei het oudergewoonte goed gevaar by die 2019 Suid- Afrikaanse Muskadeltoekennings en talle pryse ontvang. Badsberg wynkelder van Rawsonville in die Breedekloofvallei swaai vanjaar die “soetes” septer soos aangekondig by die 17de jaarlikse SA Muskadeltoekennings. Dié geleentheid is op 23 Mei in Noop Restaurant in Paarl aangebied....
Graham Beck

Graham Beck

  Graham Beck excels at the 2019 National Wine Challenge Top 100 Competition     Back
Sparkling Brut Rosè

Sparkling Brut Rosè

    Robertson Winery Launches a Sparkling Brut Rosè   Robertson Winery, true to its reputation for pioneering and innovation, has launched a Sparkling Brut Rosé Wine, the first in South Africa.   Delightfully pink and dry with a vivacious sparkle, elegantly refreshing, charmingly drinkable and vibrantly packaged, the Robertson Winery Sparkling Brut Rosé is a perfect addition...
Chardonnay du Monde

Chardonnay du Monde

  CHARDONNAY MASTERY IN ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY The Robertson Wine Valley has once again demonstrated its ability to produce Chardonnay that shines on a world stage, with two wines from the region excelling at the recently held Chardonnay du Monde in France. In addition, one of the winning wines, De Wetshof’s Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2018, was adjudged one of the best 15...
It's Albariño season!

It's Albariño season!

We are often asked where we find the inspiration for our wines – for new blends, for different names, for doing something that no one has ever done before. The long answer is too complex to fit on a piece of paper. The short answer, however, is that inspiration finds us, not the other way round. One can be inspired in the most unlikely of places: the trick is to...
Cool Chardonnay Harvest

Cool Chardonnay Harvest

  Cool Chardonnay Harvest on De Wetshof Sees Excellent Quality in Lower Yields Dense clouds bearing splashes of summer rain in the Robertson region has led to De Wetshof’s 2019 harvest kicking off in a manner that can be described as stop-start-wait.While the early low-sugar Chardonnay for Cap Classique was being harvested from the middle of January in dry, mild...

 

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