Delightful wines that consistently exceed expectations

Bonnievale Team

The pursuit of making great South African wines that people enjoy is undertaken by the collaboration of many individuals, unified by a singular vision. Among the Bonnievale team are the farmers and workers, who cultivate the land; the viticulturists and winemakers, who usher the fruit to its ultimate end; and, office workers who bind it all together.

John Barnardt

John Barnardt

Chief Executive Officer

“Bonnievale Wines represents years of hard work that has united four wineries comprising 100 grape producers and 60 colleagues,” he says. “It has been an incredible journey of partnership and collaboration, also with our customers across the global wine spectrum who are eager to buy South African wine. It is forged by confidence in our offering and an unwavering dedication to quality.”

Marthinus Rademeyer

Marthinus Rademeyer

Production Manager & Winemaker

“The biggest kick for me is to come across our wine where I don’t expect to, such as a random social setting,” says Marthinus, who joined Bonnievale Wines in December 2009.

“Seeing people enjoy wine we work hard at and are proud of, is a real treat.”

Edwin Mathambo

Edwin Mathambo

Winemaker

Eddie joined Bonnievale Wines straight out of school and undertaking various courses along the way, worked his way up to the position of winemaker.

“I thrive on the teamwork at the winery,” he says. “Through my journey at Bonnievale Wines, I hope to leave a legacy for young people who follow.”

Tinus le Roux

Tinus le Roux

Winemaker

Tinus was with Wandsbeck, a McGregor winery, before it amalgamated with Bonnievale Wines in 2019.

A highlight of living in the valley is being able to raise children in a farm environment. “They’re around animals and nature,” he says. “It’s a wonderful privilege, especially to be part of the Bonnievale community.”

Chris van Reenen

Chris van Reenen

Winemaker

“The best time at the winery for me, like most winemakers, is harvest,” says Chris, who joined in September 2019 and heads up winemaking at the Bonnievale division.

“In spite of the long hours, it’s utterly exciting to unlock the cellar doors in the morning and get those magnificent tropical aromas.”

Jean Slabber

Jean Slabber

Winemaker

Jean heads up the Nordale division, having joined the company in July 2017. He has special appreciation for the effort that Bonnievale’s member farms put into their crops.

“Each farm is unique, but everyone delivers the volume and quality that makes us proudest among Bonnievale wineries.”

Geraldine Fourie

Geraldine Fourie

Visitor Centre Manager

Geraldine loves introducing new visitors to Bonnievale, the child-friendly wine farm and seeing their first reactions at a wine tasting. “They quietly check the price, but are then blown away by the quality,” she says.

“They simply can’t believe the over-delivery in value, and from that day on, I’m on their hotline!”

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