Vondeling Wines, VOOR PAARDEBERG ROAD, Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl, 7646, South Africa

Vondeling Philosophie 2017




South Africa

Variety | Blend details:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Medals & Accolades

Bordeaux Blends Class 2023 Gold



Welcome to the Voor-Paardeberg; a Western Cape wine region that has all the charm of an undiscovered country landscape, yet is easily accessible, approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town.

Our vineyards run off the South-facing slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain. The decomposed granite soil, along with habitual afternoon South Westerly winds, give our wines a vibrancy in an otherwise warm climate area.

As a destination Vondeling includes a historic Cape Dutch homestead and St Clement’s Chapel; a consecrated church.

There are breathtaking views of mountains and vineyards in every direction. It’s a privilege to be able to view the surrounding landscape from the highest peak of the Paardeberg where you’ll find one of the Cape’s original Signal Cannons, which was once used to communicate to farmers that a ship had arrived in Cape Town’s Table Bay Harbour.

The Paardeberg Mountain is rich in indigenous fynbos. Notably, there are four species that are endemic as well as unique to the area: the Babiana Noctiflora, Erica Hippuris, Oscularia Paardebergenis and Serruria Roxberghii. Vondeling is actively involved in preserving and protecting this natural heritage.

Global Fine Wine Challenge Judges Commentary

Toni Paterson MW – Australia

“A harmonious nose with intense fruit and attractive earthy tones. Blackberry, roasted beetroot and subtle leafy tones. The palate is have richness and gorgeous flow. The wine is a richer style but done well. Beautifully complex, harmonious and bright.”

Huon Hooke – Australia

“Earth and tobacco, raspberry/tomato; chewy tannins, still very firm and quite drying.”

Jane Skilton MW – New Zealand

“Still looks super primary. Lots of ripe black and blue fruit. Quite impactful tannins cloak the palate. But there is an intensity to the fruit. Needs time.”

Anthony Mueller – America

“Tart, red fruited, a hedonistic style, tannic edge and mineral driven finish.”

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