Early Christmas Greetings Everyone

I can’t believe we are into December already and Christmas day is just 3 weeks away.

We sadly lost a young cow this week, that was bitten by a Cape Cobra and there are currently quite a few slithering about.

The much awaited John Platter guide was released recently and our wines got some cracking ratings, so we were all delighted by that and big congratulations to all especially our winemakers Matthew and Emile but also to our farm manager Magnus, for producing fantastic fruit for the winemakers to work with.

We were also very chuffed to have our recently released 2018 Chardonnay rated No 1 out of a blind wine tasting of 20 top rated Chardonnays by the Wine of the Month Club.

The wildlife continues to be a wonderful inspiration to live here on the Voor Paardeberg. Yesterday I was on my mountain bike and I was nearly knocked off by a large Cape Fox breaking cover. Also these beautiful Eagle Owl chicks were stumbled upon by Magnus.

On Sunday 22nd December we are having our Christmas Carol Service. See flyer below. Please try and come if you are anywhere near by.

Lastly, may I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and remember to invite anyone over for a lovely glass of Vondeling, especially if you think they may be alone and need cheering up.

Take care,


Message from our Tasting Room Manager, Mariaan Harris:

“Last week we were visited by Paolo Biron, the director of a travel company called Into the Vineyard, Canada. Paolo has criss-crossed the globe for the past 15 years leading some of the world’s most luxurious bike and wine tours, but he has never been to South Africa. Into the Vineyard, in conjunction with a well-known tour company in South Africa will be starting tours to the Cape Winelands soon and yesterday, together with my sister Ronel Vermaak of Lando Tours we introduced Paolo to some of the interesting wine farms and characters of the Paardeberg area.”

Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 Caps

 With Vondeling being British owned and the rugby world cup final played between England and South Africa this year in Japan we thought it apt to make a special Vondeling cap to commemorate the occasion.

Only 50 caps made. Selling at R250 per cap + delivery costs. Nationwide (main centres) delivery costs on cap only will be around R110 inclusive.

Here’s an idea – join the Vondeling wine club, order 12 bottles of Vondeling wines and your cap and pay zero delivery fees!

To place your order please contact: [email protected]