Thursday, 04 May 2017 09:32

From a proud Father

It’s always hard for parents when their children go off to university and even harder when it’s overseas.

Richard Johnsen, Julian’s son, is studying music in England at Durham University.

He is very talented and has recently sent a music video to his parents where he is doing a cover of Michael Jackson’s Man in the mirror.

 

Please click here to view the video.

Vondeling 2015 Chardonnay achieves 90 point score in the UK based wine journal Decanter.


The exceptional 2015 Chardonnay from Vondeling shone amongst its SA counterparts in the April 2017 issue of UK wine journal Decanter. Out of 120 South African Chardonnays tasted, 7 were deemed “Outstanding” with scores of between 95 and 97 points, and 47 judged as “Highly Recommended” with scores of 90 -95.


Leading UK based wine judges, Tim Atkin (MW), Greg Sherwood (MW) and John Hoskins (MW) assessed the wines.


The 2015 Vondeling Chardonnay is described as “slightly reduced nose moves onto a refreshing stony palate complete with honeysuckle and melon sweetness. Gentle and elegant with a herby mineral edge, this will improve and evolve over a year or two. Drink 2017-2020 Alc 14%”.


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The SA Wine Classification and SA Cellar Classification – updated annually since 2004 – are based on the top ratings and awards from experts in the world’s most respected forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value where South Africa has a significant presence.

This involves reviews by panels of judges who conduct their assessments in a ‘blind tasting’ environment, i.e. with the names of the wines and their producers withheld so as not to influence the jury either positively or negatively in terms of brand perceptions or price tags.

The Classifications take into account ratings and awards from both South African and international rating panels such as Platter’s South African Wine Guide, Six Nations Wine Challenge – Australia, Veritas Awards – South Africa and International Wine Challenge – United Kingdom.

For a full list of the top 20 SA white blends, visit www.topwinesa.com

Menu

Canapés
Onion tart with smoked feta
Lamb Kofta sausage rolls
Kimchi popcorn
Smoked trout éclairs

Starters
Fresh focaccia, olive butter, smoked olives

Cured Ox tongue, celeriac puree, pickled celeriac, salsa verde,
home cured mustard
Baby beetroot and amazi salad
Boere salad, beef biltong, crisp kale, fresh oranges,
parmesan, mustard dressing

Main course
Soy and ginger glazed Yellowtail, fresh fennel
Chalmar steak, monkey gland, blushed tomato, grilled courgettes,
olive tapenade, confit garlic
Crispy potatoes, sour cream, green onion
Broccoli almondine

Dessert
Strawberry Pavlova
Fresh strawberries, strawberry jelly, meringues, Chantilly cream

R320 per person
R100 per child under 12
RSVP on or before 23 November 2016

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We are so proud to have been awarded our second consecutive John Platter 5 star award. This time last year, winemaker Matthew Copeland accepted the award for the 2012 Erica, our flagship red. This year, for the 2015 Babiana, our flagship white blend.

Based on Chenin Blanc from a single block planted in 1986, and blended with Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay - the Babiana is named for a rare species of fynbos that is endemic to the Paardeberg. The stellar 2015 is described as "luminous" by Platter taster, Meryl Weaver. (Cellar door price is R170.00 inc vat)

We're also very pleased that the 2015 Vondeling Petit Rouge Merlot was acknowledged as a "Hidden Gem" for the exceptional quality it offers for the price. (Cellar door price is R54.00 inc vat)

Also unveiled in the 2017 Platter's SA Wine Guide are our two new additions to the portfolio, namely, the Vondeling Bowwood Pinotage 2014 and the Vondeling Philosophie 2014. Both achieved four and a half star ratings!

Bowwood Pinotage is a collaboration between Vondeling, and Bruce Jack of The Drift Wines. After identifying a particularly special block of Pinotage fruit on Vondeling, we set out to produce a wine to rival the best Pinotage South Africa has to offer. The result is a full flavoured, modern wine in an international style. This wine should be aged at least three years to glimpse its potential. The 2014 sells for R295.00 per bottle, but be quick, as only a small quantity was produced.
Vondeling Philosophie 2014 is still to be released.

To place an order and arrange door to door delivery, please email Mariaan Harris on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 021869 8595.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:02

Indonesian Cooking Workshop

Back by popular demand! We invite you to join Vondeling and Indonesian born, Connie Snow for an informal and interactive Indonesian cooking workshop.

Connie will teach you to cook 4 Indonesian dishes namely:

  • Soto Bobor Kraton (soup with prawns, maize & spinach)
  • Ajam Paniki (spicy chicken in coconut-based sauce)
  • Babi Rica Rica (pork in a spicy sauce of chillies, ginger, lemon grass & lime leaves) and
  • Sambal Goreng Buncis Telor (green beans & boiled eggs in a coconut based sauce)

After the four dishes have been prepared we sit down and enjoy your self- prepared Indonesian meal with a bottle (or two) of Vondeling wine. Very limited space available – book now!

For bookings please contact Riki Koch or Mariaan Harris – 021 8698339 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2016 Veritas Awards attracted 1 760 entrants to this year’s competition, and from all these hopefuls, only 30 double gold and 130 gold medals were awarded.

Vondeling’s flagship, Shiraz based blend, Erica 2013 was amongst the 30 wines that achieved double gold medals in what was arguably one of the most fiercely contended categories. The Red Blends category attracted the highest number of entries (227) and only three double golds were awarded.

Five renowned palates from around the globe joined the Veritas jury this year.
Joe Wadsack, UK-based wine speaker and consultant, co-host of the British TV series BBC Food & Drink, International Wines and Spirit Competition Communicator of the Year title holder (2005 and 2016) and winner of International Wine Challenge’s Personality of the Year award; German Thomas Lüber, an independent wine consultant and importer of South African wines; food and beverage industry stalwart and co-founder of the Flemish sommelier organisation Guido Francque from Belgium; expert taster and seasoned judge, Janåke Johansson, a renowned importer of South African wines in Sweden; Cognac expert, Denis Lahouratate, Maître de Chai (Cellar Master) for the renowned Chateau Bisquit in Cognac, France.

The entire judging process is independently audited by Deloitte.

Wine lovers have the opportunity to sample the top-performing double gold and gold medal winning wines and brandies at country-wide tastings sponsored by Deloitte.

The Veritas showcase tastings will take place in Cape Town (18 October), Johannesburg (25 October), Durban (10 November), Port Elizabeth (16 November) and Knysna (17 and 18 November).

For more information, visit www.veritas.co.za or contact the Veritas office on 021 863 1599 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are very proud to announce that the 2013 Vondeling Cabernet Sauvignon has won gold at the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Out of 1067 entries, only 35 wines were awarded gold medals from which the final 21 trophy winning wines were selected. The Vondeling Cabernet was one of only two Cabernet Sauvignons to wine gold, and or trophy medals.

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is in its 15th year and is convened by leading South African wine authority, Michael Fridjhon.

This year’s tasting panel included Michel Bettane, France’s leading wine authority, writer and critic, Eric Goettelmann, sommelier for the multi Michelin starred restaurant group Bernard Loiseau and Simon Tam, head of Wine for Christie’s, China, as well as six well known South African wine judges.

For more information and the full results of this year’s competition, visit their website.

Congratulations to Matthew Copeland, our brilliant winemaker and his team.

We’re very proud to have won two gold medals in the 2016 Michelangelo Awards; one for our flagship Shiraz based blend, Erica, and one for our secret weapon, Cabernet Sauvignon.

There were 1829 entries into this year’s awards, of which only 271 were awarded gold.

Says Michelangelo CEO, Lorraine Immelman, “By employing internationally respected and highly experienced judges and abiding by the highest international technical standards, the Michelangelo has become a global player on the world map of wine and spirit awards. This year showed a 9% growth taking us to a new record number of 1829 entries, submitted by 296 local and 42 foreign producers. This makes Michelangelo the biggest wine competition in South Africa – the culmination of 20 years of very hard work!

A huge congratulations to our winemaker, Matthew Copeland, and the rest of the winemaking team.

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