Vondeling Harvest 2019

Due to bucket loads of sunshine, the 2019 vintage here at Vondeling is well under way. Some very nice Chardonnay was picked to begin with, followed by Sauvignon Blanc from vines planted in 1981 and 1983, giving some tremendously juicy and sumptuous flavours.

Proof will be in the pudding, as they say. Matthew, our senior wine maker, is quite excited about the whites so far, due to the grapes retaining some wonderful acidity. We have also welcomed our “Cellar Rats” from overseas who have come to work the harvest. 

Welcome at Vondeling
Welcome to our harvest interns (affectionately called “cellar rats”) from overseas who have come to work the harvest. Marvin from Germany, Jack from England, Alex from USA and Isabell from Germany will assist our team in the vineyards and cellar. Our winemakers, Matthew and Emile, are doing a great job of harnessing their enthusiasm.

Valentine's offering
Any excuse to show love and affection is absolutely essential in my book. If you can't get away from the office or children to spoil your loved one on Valentine's Day, why not join us for a delectable Cheese & Charcuterie Platter on our shaded veranda this Saturday, 16 February. The wine will be chilled and the views unbeatable. Click here for our Valentine’s Offering

Vondeling Chardonnay in the news 
On another note, it was terrific to have our 2017 Vondeling Chardonnay amongst the 12 Best South African Wines in the British Independent newspaper last week. Regrettably the 2017 is sold out, but the 2018 sports a new jacket and is now available online  

Harvest table luncheon 

If you’re a wine enthusiast, admirer of Vondeling Wines and appreciator of good food, then you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to join us for our Harvest Table on the farm in the heart of Paardeberg. On Saturday, 9 March we will be collaborating with the catering team from Food Fanatics in what promises to be a delectable feast, celebrating this year’s harvest at annual communal luncheon and enjoying the very best in fresh and flavoursome fair. Have a look at the menu and contact Mariaan Harris on +27.21869839 | info@vondelingwines.co.za to book your seat.

Have a wonderful February and good luck with the romantic endeavours!