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 2018

PETIT BLANC CHENIN BLANC 2018

Tropical aromas of guava, passion fruit & melon with interesting floral, potpourri twist. White peach, kiwi fruit & pink lady apple, delightful flinty freshness & delicate citrus finish. Price: R75.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

PETIT ROUGE MERLOT 2018

PETIT ROUGE MERLOT 2018

Sleek cherries, subtle raspberry & soft, black pepper. Carries through beautifully to the palate & is nicely supported by refined tannins with a smooth finish. Price: R75.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

ROSÉ 2018

ROSÉ 2018

Bright bouquet of rose petal, raspberry, tropical fruits & citrus.Refreshing & vibrant palate with red berry flavours, seductive floral undertones & a crisp finish. Price: R75.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018

Displays an aromatic kaleidoscope, rich with perfumed peach blossom, white pear, passion fruit and lime. Palate with added guava, pineapple, potpourri and a hint of nettle. Price: R85.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

BALDRICK SHIRAZ 2017

BALDRICK SHIRAZ 2017

Ripe plum & mulberry aromas uplifted with cherry blossom & violets, while infused with subtle cinnamon & aromatic white pepper. Price R95.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

CHARDONNAY 2017

CHARDONNAY 2017

A full bodied, gentle palate with fresh, chalky citrus, yellow flowers, candied almonds & ginger spice. Price: R135.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

Broad, succulent & silky with plenty of red fruit, smoky cigar box, roasted almonds & maraschino cherries. Price: R145.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

BABIANA 2017

BABIANA 2017

Great tension & poise brimming with roasted almonds, sweet cashew, Turkish delight, lime zest, apricot & orange marmalade, wild honey & pineapple. Price: R198.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

MONSONIA 2015

MONSONIA 2015

Opulent nose of bright violets, dark fruit, smoky oak - rich in cloves, nutmeg & coriander seeds. Svelte dark fruit, chocolaty richness & under tones of earthy truffles on palate. Price: R215.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

SWEET CAROLYN 2017

SWEET CAROLYN 2017

Perfumed nose of bright pineapple, ripe apricot, honeyed marmalade & seductive rose petal. Tangy acidity, which ensures a persistent & refreshing finish. Price: R225.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

RURALE BLANC DE BLANC 2015

RURALE BLANC DE BLANC 2015

Lavender honey, lime, crisp apple with freshly baked pastry & toasted almonds. Palate is dry, with a creamy, zesty mouth feel with fresh apple, pears, confected lemon. Price: R265.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

RURALE BLANC DE NOIR 2015

RURALE BLANC DE NOIR 2015

Inviting & flirtatious nose with enchanting red berry bouquet, underpinned by subtle floral notes & hint of sweet spice. The bubbles are smooth, polished & supremely well integrated. Price: R265.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

BOWWOOD PINOTAGE 2015

BOWWOOD PINOTAGE 2015

Mildly savoury nose with roasted black olives, wild honeyed fynbos, bold red berry fruit, dark plums & vanilla. Pure & rich palate with great fruit intensity & finely textured tannins. Price: R335.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

PHILOSOPHIE 2014

PHILOSOPHIE 2014

Freshly trimmed cigar, blueberry crumble, dark chocolate & a hint of liquorice. Rich, svelte & sensuous, the smooth, textured tannins are bold but rounded. Price: R720.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

PHILOSOPHIE 2014 MAGNUM

PHILOSOPHIE 2014 MAGNUM

Freshly trimmed cigar, blueberry crumble, dark chocolate & a hint of liquorice. Rich, svelte & sensuous, the smooth, textured tannins are bold but rounded. Price: R1680.00 (Wine Club Members 15% off)

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

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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