“Pars 2017 het ‘n tipiese plattelandese begin gehad – stadig en elegant.” So sê Bonnievale Wines wynmaker Marthinus Rademeyer in sy nuutste oes-verslag oor hierdie opwindende jaarlikse gebeurtenis. “Kultivars soos Sauvignon blanc en Nouvelle het tot op die stadium die parsbedrywighede oorheers, Ons wil hulle teen hoër suikers pars vir voller wyne met uitgesproke vrug […]

Natural occurrences like the drought currently experienced in the Western Cape often bring side-effects. Bonnievale Wines viticulturist Sakkie Bosman has kept a close eye on these trends around the current harvest. “The regular southeast winds that blow in the Bonnievale area have an advantageous cooling effect on the vineyards,” he explains. “During the fruit ripening […]

Bonnievale Wines are crafted by nature, but country living isn’t for the squeamish. That is if you go by the experiences of Bonnievale Wines CEO John Barnardt and his wife, Jacqui, who are currently hosting two venomous snakes in their garden. By all accounts, their home alongside the Bonnievale Wines cellar and vineyards would be […]