Vondeling Wines incorporating Bowwood vineyards, in the Voor-Paardeberg ward of Paarl, has just been awarded BWI Championship status, after several years of conservation and financial investment. The farm compromises 330ha of land, of which approximately 200ha is allocated for conservation. This area includes Boland Granite Fynbos, a vegetation type categorized as vulnerable according to the latest national list of threatened ecosystems.

The conservation area was the subject of an intensive post fire evaluation which resulted in over 1000 fynbos species being catalogued and geo-tagged on this 4000ha mountain. Many of these species are endemic to the Paardeberg, including Babiana noctiflora, Erica hippuris, Oscularia paardebergenis and Serruria roxburghii. Vondeling’s flagship wines, ‘Babiana’ and ‘Erica’ are named in honour of two of these species. A coffee-table book is to be released in April, cataloguing the cycle of fire and regrowth in Fynbos.

The working wine farm is subject to an ecological management plan that includes an innovative waste water management system, a recycling program and a comprehensive fire management system. Vondeling is also involved, together with neighbouring farms, in the establishment of a community pre-primary school with aftercare and school feeding facilities. Vondeling is a significant sponsor of the Paardeberg Sustainability Initiative’s NatReM project, which has a mandate to create 90 sustainable jobs in Natural Resource Management, including erosion control, invasive alien plant clearing and wildfire prevention.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:30

Vondeling Celebrates a Trio of Gold Medals

Vondeling wines is celebrating a trio of recently awarded gold medals.

The first announcement came from the Michelangelo Wine Awards where the inaugural vintage of Vondeling Cabernet (2011) was awarded a gold medal. The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a silver medal.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:29

Kokkedoor Verskyn en Verdwyn-ete

Sit aan vir die eerste Kokkedoor Verskyn en Verdwyn-ete* op die Vondeling proe local in die Paardeberg. Kokkedoor-beoordelaar Sjef Nic van Wyk, tesame met Tiaan Langenegger en Mynhardt Joubert, wenners van Kokkedoor 2013 kook onthoukos met ‘n kinkel. Tussen die kap, klits en klop vir die vyf-gang spyskaart deel die kokke hul kostruuks, wenke en kinkelidees.

We were very excited to receive 90/100 for both Baldrick Shiraz 2011 and Babiana 2009 from Wine Advocate reviewer Neal Martin. For the complete review of wines tasted, visit https://www.erobertparker.com/newSearch/th.aspx

The aim of this venture is to raise funds to support WESSA's continuing conservation and environmental education work. Wine‐lovers will now have the opportunity to return nature's generosity and become partners with WESSA in caring too. Profits from sales of the wines will go directly to the organisation and help WESSA to work for the continued conservation of our natural heritage and a sustainable lifestyle on a healthy planet.

Vondeling Babiana Wins Double Gold in the 2012 Five Nations Wine Challenge

The Five Nations Wine Challenge takes place between wines from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina and is the only wine show in the world where the wines come in exclusively by invitation from the Judges.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:21

Vondeling 2012 Fynbos Survey

Following a fire on the Paardeberg in January 2011, a botanical survey was commissioned by the Paardeberg Sustainability Initiative (PSI) in collaboration with Vondeling Wines to record the plant species growing on the mountain. The post fire fynbos regrowth was documented for 18 months through plant collections and photographic records.

The 3rd annual China Wine Awards took place earlier this year and Vondeling is proud to announce the the 2011 Baldrick Shiraz was awarded a gold medal.

Around 100 judges from the within the Chinese trade and drinks business judged over 1000 entries from 35 different countries. New world wines dominated the awards with Australian wines picking up the majority of the gold medals. Portugal managed the second highest number of golds with 45, follwed by South Africa and Italy with 37 each.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 10:58

Cape Leopard Spotted at Vondeling

There has been great excitement at Vondeling, where a recently installed camera trap confirmed suspicions that a Cape Leopard has increased his territory to include the Paardeberg mountain.

The leopard alerted us to his presence over two years ago, with paw-prints and faecal scat, demonstrating a diet including bones and porcupine quills! A roofing team working on an elevated house, claimed to have seen him some months ago. Then, typical territorial scratch marks were discovered on a tree by the team currently completing a post-fire Botanical Survey Project, commissioned by the Paardeberg Sustainability Initiative (PSI) and Vondeling Wines.

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