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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)…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
"The wine offers aromas of honey with subtle peach and toasted cashews. The intense palate offers elegant flavours of honeyed pears with dashes of white pepper culminating in a long mineral, spicy rich finish." Click here for the full article
So the latest vintage of Porcupine Ridge Syrah (2015) is fabulous, you'll find it easily, and selling everywhere at about R50. For very little more you might get slightly more demanding drinking pleasure from the Vondeling Merlot 2015 – the wine which has taken over from the cellar's Petite Ruche. The same kind of money would also buy you the equally elusive Altydgedacht Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, possibly the best value Cabernet in the market in the sub-R60 price range." Click…
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:51

Travel the Green Wine Route

Vondeling Wines was recently featured on the Country Life website.  "We’re a bit off the beaten track,” says Julian Johnsen with a grin when we finally get there. He wasn’t wrong. Vondeling wine estate, on the Voor Paardeberg section of the Paarl Wine Route, is somewhere between Wellington and Malmesbury, uncharted territory for us. Julian and his partners Anthony Ward and Richard Gower have 120ha under vine and 280ha fynbos spread over the Paardeberg mountain. As he drives us around…

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