Bonnievale raises the bar … again … with limited release wines

Bonnievale Wines has launched two limited release, single varietal wines crafted from a selection of top vineyard sites that reflect the influence of the ancient soils, climate and weather of the Bonnievale ward. The wines are a Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2017 vintage and a 2019 Chardonnay.

“We’re very excited to present these wines. They’ve been a long time coming,” says Bonnievale Wines Head of Winemaking and Production, Marthinus Rademeyer. “Bonnievale Wines has always prided itself on the extensive diversity of terroir at our disposal which enables us to select just the very best for our brands. With the two new wines we followed the same principles, but on a much more detailed level. The limited volumes enabled us to select only the most special vineyards and sites for the wines.”

The new wines feature dedicated packaging and labels that reflect their premier status in the Bonnievale portfolio, as well as their quality.

The Bonnievale Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 displays beautiful clean red fruit, notably raspberry, supported by hints of liquorice on the nose. The juicy red fruit carries through to the palate where it is supported by fine, ripe tannins that provide structure and depth to the wine.

It spent 18 months maturing in mainly new French and American oak, which delivers a balanced and well-integrated wine with a taste that lingers long after the last sip.

The Limited Release Chardonnay 2019 has citrus on the nose, especially lime and grapefruit, that extend to the palate. It is crisp and fresh with a distinct flinty finish. Here too the French oak that was used to mature the wine for seven months is well integrated, supporting the fruit but also delivering a smooth, rounded mouthfeel.

Bonnievale Wines has in recent years seen a renewed focus on both high quality and high value. First came the revamp of its portfolio and then the launch of the premium River Collection range which has accumulated a string of local and international awards.

The Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 sells from R140 a bottle and the Limited Release Chardonnay 2019 from R95 a bottle. The wines are available countrywide and available for order from Bonnievale Wines’ online shop at

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