The first vintage of Vondeling wines made from our own grapes was in 2005. There are now approximately 100 hectares of vineyard, mostly planted to Mediterranean varietals. Most are planted in granitic soils and on cooler south west facing slopes. The older vineyards, which include Sauvignon Blanc planted in 1983 and Chenin Blanc in 1986, have come into perfect balance over the years and provide some of our most valuable fruit. On average, crop yields range between six to eight tons per hectare.

Minimal intervention during the winemaking process ensures wines with a unique ‘fingerprint’ of origin. The day’s fruit, carefully picked in the cool of the early mornings, is transported in lug boxes to a refrigerated storeroom adjoining the cellar where the grapes are cooled down to 6°C. This is followed by destemming and berry sorting by hand. The winery, a cleverly converted milking shed, is equipped with a raised trussed ceiling and open-top stainless steel tanks for extra gentle handling of fruit. Separate vinification of specific blocks and natural fermentations are an integral part of the process. Basket pressing, hand plunging, minimal filtering and no fining also feature in the hands-on approach.

Wines are matured in first-, second- and third-fill French oak barrels in the atmospheric barrel maturation cellar with its thick clay walls and rietdak ceiling.

Varietal plantings

There’s a 50/50 red to white varietal ratio with a distinctly Mediterranean slant when it comes to more recent plantings.
White wine varieties: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Muscadel, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
Red wine varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache Noir, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Shiraz.

PETIT BLANC CHENIN BLANC 2017

Tightly grouped tropical flavours with pear and quince. Full and rich with a fresh lime finish. Price: R58.00

PETIT ROUGE MERLOT 2017

PETIT ROUGE MERLOT 2017

The nose carries through beautifully to the palate and is nicely supported by refined tannins with a smooth finish. Price: R62.00

ROSÉ 2017

ROSÉ 2017

Refreshing and vibrant, with red berry flavours, floral undertones, candied citrus and a crisp finish. Price: R58.00

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

The aromas on the nose carry through beautifully to a charged, fruit driven palate with subtle zing, some flintiness and the lingering taste of guava. Price: R75.00

BALDRICK SHIRAZ 2016

BALDRICK SHIRAZ 2016

Lovely floral notes of cherry blossom, rose petal and violets. Beautifully infused with sweet cinnamon, cloves, truffle and coriander. Price R80.00

CHARDONNAY 2015

CHARDONNAY 2015

A full bodied, gentle palate with fresh, chalky citrus, yellow flowers, candied almonds and ginger spice. Price: R112.00

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015

Broad, succulent and silky with plenty of red fruit, smoky cigar box, roasted almonds and maraschino cherries. Price: R125.00

BOWWOOD PINOTAGE 2014

BOWWOOD PINOTAGE 2014

Mildly savoury nose with nuances of softly roasted black olives, wild honeyed fynbos, bold red berry fruit, spicy coconut, dark plums and vanilla. The palate is pure and rich. Price: R310.00

PHILOSOPHIE 2014

PHILOSOPHIE 2014

Freshly trimmed cigar, blueberry crumble, dark chocolate and a hint of liquorice. Rich, svelte and sensuous, the smooth, textured tannins are bold but rounded. Price: R695.00

PHILOSOPHIE 2014 MAGNUM

PHILOSOPHIE 2014 MAGNUM

Freshly trimmed cigar, blueberry crumble, dark chocolate and a hint of liquorice. Rich, svelte and sensuous, the smooth, textured tannins are bold but rounded. Price: R1650.00

FIRE TO FLOWER BOOK

FIRE TO FLOWER BOOK

Fire to Flower; A Chronology After a Wildfire in Fynbos written and photographed by Ruth Garland and Greg Nicholson. This beautifully put together book also acts as a species identification field guide for the for the Paardeberg and surrounding areas. Price: R970.00

BABIANA 2016

BABIANA 2016

Great tension and poise brimming with roasted almonds, sweet cashew, Turkish delight, lime zest, apricot and orange marmalade, wild honey and pineapple. Price: R180.00

ERICA SHIRAZ 2014

ERICA SHIRAZ 2014

Well weighted oak brings its own spiciness, with plenty of svelte dark fruit and chocolatey richness. Price: R195.00

SWEET CAROLYN 2016

SWEET CAROLYN 2016

A perfumed nose of bright pineapple, ripe apricot, honeyed marmalade and seductive rose petal. These heady aromas are supported by orange blossom, jasmine and wild rosemary. Price: R210.00

RURALE 2014

RURALE 2014

Broad, succulent and silky with plenty of red fruit, smoky cigar box, roasted almonds and maraschino cherries. Price: R250.00 SOLD OUT

OPENING HOURS

WINE TASTING  - MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS FROM 10:00 TO 17:00 WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

ADMIN OFFICE HOURS  -  MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS FROM 08:00 TO 17:00

Contact Us

Telephone: +27 (0)21 869 8595
Email:info@vondelingwines.co.za

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