On Saturday 25th October, Vondeling had a very special day in its 310 year history since it was granted in 1704. The Bishop of Saldanha Bay, of the Anglican Church, came to Vondeling with his full retinue of clergy to consecrate the new St Clement’s chapel on the farm.

Vondeling recognised for their contribution to environmentally sustainable farming in the 2014 Nedbank Green Wine Awards. The South African wine industry has led the way in embracing farming in a more sustainable eco-friendly way. The Nedbank Green Wine Awards honour producers who go the distance to reduce the impact of farming on their land and operate in a more sustainable manner.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 14:12

Vondeling Releases Vondeling Rurale 2013

The 1st Mèthode Ancestrale certified by SAWIS. Mèthode Ancestrale was originally produced in the Limoux region of France, as far back as 1531, and is in all likelihood the original method of producing sparkling wine.

Vondeling Wins at Veritas and the Vitis Vinifera Awards. We are very pleased to announce that our wines have been awarded Gold medals in the Vitis Vinifera awards as well as the prestigious Veritas Awards.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 14:04

Inaugural Gold Wine Awards

Vondeling winemaker Matthew Copeland is delighted with the performance of the wines in the first annual Gold Wine Awards.

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.

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.

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.

For more information, please contact;
Jane Ferreira-Eedes
T) 021 869 8595
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W) www.vondelingwines.co.za

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.

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