Delightful wines that consistently exceed expectations
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.
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.”
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.”
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 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
“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 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.”
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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VISITING THE CELLAR
To those looking for a real wine experience that is truly unpretentious, BONNIEVALE WINES promises delightful wines that consistently exceed expectations.
Mon – Fri: 09h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 10h00 – 13h00
Public Holidays: 10h00 – 13h00