Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:17

Julian's October Newsletter


Greetings from Vondeling

October has been rather a challenging month. All the vineyards are going bonkers and exploding with life and the chardonnay is flowering already. Everything looking good at this stage although the Shiraz has got off to a bit of an uneven start. Poor old Felix, one of our Aberdeen Angus bulls, twisted his knee ligaments “on the job”and the vet said he would have to be “off games” for the rest of the season, so that rather sealed his fate. He had a good life. Our other bull, Jack, was of course delighted to see Felix go and now has all 50 cows to himself. We have harvested the oat hay and about to cut the wheat which looks great. See picture below.

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:42

Julian's August Newsletter

Greetings from a chilly Paardeberg.

We have had a busy month here on Vondeling. We have planted 4 hectares of Merlot and 1 hectare of Semillon. Exported wines to Mauritius, Germany, China, UK and France and there have been 4 weddings. Our Aberdeen Angus cows have been calving like mad and as I write 48 out of our 51 cows have given birth with no hitches. 3 to go. Our 2 bulls, Felix and Jack are getting quite frustrated and keep breaking out of their paddocks and trying to get to their girls! To cap it all, Matthew Copeland our Senior Winemaker celebrated ten years at Vondeling.            

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It is always a seriously major decision when deciding what grape variety to plant. One has to consider what the particular soil/site is best suited for, as well as being able to turn it into a top wine which we can sell for the next 25 years.      

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The competition seeks to reward non Bordeaux-style blended wines that are created  reflect their unique origins and expression of place.

This year’s competition drew 82 entries from 62 producers. These were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Erica 2014 scored 91 points, making it the second highest scoring wine of the competition.

For more details and the full results, click here.

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Monday, 14 August 2017 12:34

Voor-Paardeberg Potjie Competition

Potjie Vertical

Hosted by Vondeling Wines

Bring your own kit.

No home prepping!
R100 entry
Coals supplied from 10am.

Kid friendly

Prizes for;

Best traditional poitjie
Best new age hipster poitjie
Best team spirit/ wardrobe/ camp et al

Date: Sunday 24 September 2017
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Vondeling Farm
For more info and to RSVP, please contact Matthew Copeland on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Monday, 19 September 2016 07:47

Vondeling La Dolce Vita Event

La Dolce Vita Wine | Pizza

Sunday 23 October 2016
Vondeling Wine Farm, Voor Paardeberg
R250 per peron (includes welcome drink & 3 course meal)
12H00 to 16H00
Bring family & friends and enjoy the good life
Reservations: t: 021-8698339 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Telephone: +27 (0)21 869 8595
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