Monday, 11 December 2017 12:39

Julian's Final Newsletter of 2017

Greetings from a rather hot Voor Paardeberg

As I write with the air con drumming away, we are in the midst of a mini heatwave, 40 C today, but thankfully predicted to be back to 25 C on Saturday. Life here on Vondeling has been very busy in the last 4 weeks, with masses of orders going out every day, as restaurants and retailers stock up for the Christmas avalanche. If you try and book a table in any of the top restaurants in Cape Town and the Winelands over the holidays now, they are virtually all booked out. I am reliably informed the same goes for Durban and Plettenburg Bay as well. I am pleased to report that you should find Vondeling wines in most of these establishments.

Also we had a terrific evening on 20th November when Bridget, my wife, held a fund raising dinner for the Drakensburg Boys Choir School. It was an absolute sell out and while guests sat down to a 3 course dinner accompanied by delicious Vondeling wines, the boys sang absolutely beautifully. Along with the Vienna Boys Choir School and the Westminster Cathedral Boys School Choir they are regarded as the best in the world! In their 50 year history the “Drakkies” have sung in the Vatican, the White house, Westminster Palace (for the Queen), Nelson Mandela and Vondeling!

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:40

Gold Medal in the 2017 Gold Wine Awards

We’re delighted that our 2017 Vondeling Rosé has already picked up a Gold Medal in the 2017 Gold Wine Awards.

The Gold Wine Awards are judged by wine enthusiasts under the watchful eye of the Cape Wine Academy. The focus of the competition is excellent value and as such, all wines judged were under R110 per bottle.

The tasting is conducted blind and the results are audited.

Congratulations to Matthew Copeland and the winemaking team!

Gold ValueAwards 2017 Sticker

 

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:59

Vondeling Chardonnay Wins Double Gold

The CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China. Judges are carefully selected for being the top buyers of wines and spirits and are experienced importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers. Wines and spirits enter from 35 countries and are tasted blind. (Labels and prices out of sight.)

The Vondeling Chardonnay was awarded a Double Gold medal, while the

Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz was honoured with a Gold medal.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:36

Vondeling Rosé 2013

Vondeling Rosé recently received high praise from the wine tasting panel at Classic Wine Magazine. The panel of esteemed judges, including panel chair, Fiona McDonald, Cape Wine Master, Elsie Pells as well as Winemaker, Nomonde Kubheka, tasted a selection of South African Rosés in a blinded wine tasting environment.

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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

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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.

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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.

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