Join Bonnievale’s winemaker Marthinus Rademeyer for dinner


JOIN Bonnievale Wines for a winemaker’s dinner with chief winemaker Marthinus Rademeyer on from 6pm on Saturday, August 28 at Bonnievale Wines wine cellar.

For travellers your R1000 per person includes a hearty three-course meal by local chef Susan Smuts, live music by André Michael Combrinck, as well as accommodation and breakfast in the beautiful Bonnievale village (option pictured below).

If you live close by or do not need accommodation, you can join for only R450 per person.

Marthinus, who has 11 harvests under his belt at Bonnievale, will casually guide you through the wines while you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your evening. A 15% discount on wines at cellar door prices is also included in the deal.

Stay over and enjoy breakfast before heading home

Bookings can be made at [email protected] or contact Chantel le Grange 083 688 0186 / 023 616 3052.

Bonnievale Wines has claimed two gold medals at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge. The wines are The River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and Bonnievale Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2019.

“It’s always gratifying to get recognition in awards programmes because they recognise the efforts of everyone involved in the realisation of fine wine and the excellence across the portfolio,” says Marthinus.

Bonnievale Wines winemaker Marthinus Rademeyer

The panel saluted The River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021, describing it as “clean, crisp and refreshing”. Released just months ago, it is medium-bodied and a dry yet fruity white wine that is an excellent partner to all seafood, including sushi.

In awarding Gold to the Bonnievale Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, the judges said the wine was drinking “very well now”. They added it would continue to improve with age. This is the third vintage of the wine, which will be officially released later this year. Its predecessors have all been consistent champions, successfully expressing the sites of top vineyards in the Bonnievale stable as well as the quality of the variety from the ward.

Bonnievale River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021, served with lemon pasta. Photo by Bianca Coleman

The recommended retail price for the River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is R61 and Bonnievale Limited Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, R145 per bottle. Bonnievale wines are available countrywide and available to order from its online shop.

The winery is on the outskirts of the town from which it derived its name and 125km due east of Cape Town.

For more information about Bonnievale Wines, visit the website, call 023 616 2795 or email [email protected]

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