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

 

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.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 09:20

Julian's July Newsletter

Group at Philosophie Launch 1

Julian Johnsen (Vondeling) Simon Leschallas, Rupert St. Aubyn, Claire Williams, Mark Levison Gower, James Thorne (Cambridge Wines) and Bridget Johnsen (Vondeling)

The end of June and July have been busy times for us involved in Vondeling. On June 22nd in Mayfair, London, we launched our first vintage of Philosophie (2014) which is our attempt at producing an ultra premium Bordeaux blend from our vineyards. Each bottle is numbered and 1650 were produced. Each year, we commission a different artist to create a unique label, making the Philosophie a highly collectable wine. For more details from Matthew, our winemaker, click here. The 2014 is also available in specially packaged magnum bottles.

We also showed the The Rurale 2014, Chardonnay 2015, Babiana 2015 and Erica 2013. The evening was a tremendous success and guests dug into their pockets with reckless abandon, which was highly appreciated, but also a reflection of the quality and good value of our wines. 

Philosophie Six Bottle Box s

 

 

Steeple 2 Cropped s   
Damage to the church steeple!

 

Just before we left for England, we had a

huge storm which wrought havoc all

over the winelands and Cape Town. Our

church steeple took a bit of a battering,

so we have re enforced it with copper to

withstand the Cape Storms in the future

and the result is spectacular.

      

 

 

New Releases

 

It has also been a busy month of bottling,

with the launch of the Rose 2017 and

Babiana 2016, the Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 and Sweet Carolyn 2016. Our

winemakers Matthew and Emile are

excited about the wines. 

 

The Babiana will be ready in a few weeks,

but the 2017 Rosé is available. To order

directly, click here.

 Ready for Action s

  

As I look out the window it is cold and wet….but we need much more. Our average rainfall for the first 6 months of the year is 305mm. In 2017 we have recorded 143mm for the same period. Not good. But everything is now green and when the sun comes out it is truly beautiful and pruning is in full flow and snow sits on the peaks around us. Could be worse me thinks!

Keep warm and enjoy our wines

Until next time

Julian

 

Julian Johnsen

 

 

 

 

Vondeling is very happy to announce that we have entered for the 2017 Top Vendor Wedding Awards. Voting opens today and is open until 26 July 2017. 

PLEASE cast your vote here. Choose Venue category and Wine Farm venue sub category. It is an extremely easy process.

Top Vendor Wedding Awards honours and rewards service providers in the South African Wedding Industry by creating this platform where we can showcase our work, compete online with our peers, grow in our field and build relationships.

Top Vendor Wedding Awards are offering amazing prizes to voters - so get to the "polls" and cast your vote!

 

Table setting 3

 

Thursday, 04 May 2017 09:32

From a proud Father

It’s always hard for parents when their children go off to university and even harder when it’s overseas.

Richard Johnsen, Julian’s son, is studying music in England at Durham University.

He is very talented and has recently sent a music video to his parents where he is doing a cover of Michael Jackson’s Man in the mirror.

 

Please click here to view the video.

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) assessed the wines.


The 2015 Vondeling Chardonnay is described as “slightly reduced nose moves onto a refreshing stony palate complete with honeysuckle and melon sweetness. Gentle and elegant with a herby mineral edge, this will improve and evolve over a year or two. Drink 2017-2020 Alc 14%”.


For the full article, please click here


To order, please click here

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 either positively or negatively in terms of brand perceptions or price tags.

The Classifications take into account ratings and awards from both South African and international rating panels such as Platter’s South African Wine Guide, Six Nations Wine Challenge – Australia, Veritas Awards – South Africa and International Wine Challenge – United Kingdom.

For a full list of the top 20 SA white blends, visit www.topwinesa.com

Menu

Canapés
Onion tart with smoked feta
Lamb Kofta sausage rolls
Kimchi popcorn
Smoked trout éclairs

Starters
Fresh focaccia, olive butter, smoked olives

Cured Ox tongue, celeriac puree, pickled celeriac, salsa verde,
home cured mustard
Baby beetroot and amazi salad
Boere salad, beef biltong, crisp kale, fresh oranges,
parmesan, mustard dressing

Main course
Soy and ginger glazed Yellowtail, fresh fennel
Chalmar steak, monkey gland, blushed tomato, grilled courgettes,
olive tapenade, confit garlic
Crispy potatoes, sour cream, green onion
Broccoli almondine

Dessert
Strawberry Pavlova
Fresh strawberries, strawberry jelly, meringues, Chantilly cream

R320 per person
R100 per child under 12
RSVP on or before 23 November 2016

bertus

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 2015 is described as "luminous" by Platter taster, Meryl Weaver. (Cellar door price is R170.00 inc vat)

We're also very pleased that the 2015 Vondeling Petit Rouge Merlot was acknowledged as a "Hidden Gem" for the exceptional quality it offers for the price. (Cellar door price is R54.00 inc vat)

Also unveiled in the 2017 Platter's SA Wine Guide are our two new additions to the portfolio, namely, the Vondeling Bowwood Pinotage 2014 and the Vondeling Philosophie 2014. Both achieved four and a half star ratings!

Bowwood Pinotage is a collaboration between Vondeling, and Bruce Jack of The Drift Wines. After identifying a particularly special block of Pinotage fruit on Vondeling, we set out to produce a wine to rival the best Pinotage South Africa has to offer. The result is a full flavoured, modern wine in an international style. This wine should be aged at least three years to glimpse its potential. The 2014 sells for R295.00 per bottle, but be quick, as only a small quantity was produced.
Vondeling Philosophie 2014 is still to be released.

To place an order and arrange door to door delivery, please email Mariaan Harris on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 021869 8595.

Page 4 of 7

OPENING HOURS

Wine Tasting: Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00
Weekends and Public Holidays by appointment (for groups larger than 8)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00

Contact Us

Telephone: +27 (0)21 869 8595
Email:info@vondelingwines.co.za

Vondeling Wines (Google Maps)
Voor-Paardeberg
South Africa

Find an agent in your country

5 stars on Tripadvisor

Gallery