The Garden Area –very inviting

Bonnievale Wines has claimed two gold medals among the winners of the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge that were revealed recently. The wines were The River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and Bonnievale Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. Delighted with the recognition, Winemaker Marthinus Rademeyer said “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”

Gilbert & Gaillard is the publisher of an online guide to wine in France and 22 other countries, which makes it an important benchmark for wineries.

 

The River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021

The show’s 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.

Great with fish

Bonnievale Limited Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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.

Meat’s best friend

 

The recommended retail price for the River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is a bargain at R61,00 and Bonnievale Limited Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 at R145,00 per bottle – Bonnievale wines are available countrywide and available to order from its online shop at www.bonnievalewines.co.za.

The Visitors Centre

 

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

For more information about Bonnievale Wines, visit the website, phone on 023 616 2795 or email: info@bonnievalewines.co.za.