A leader in the time-honoured craft of winemaking, Zonnebloem is one of South Africa’s most enduring wine brands. Today the Zonneblem tradition lives on from the vineyards, tended by the same families for over three generations, to the meticulous craftsmanship in the cellar. This care and attention have resulted in a range of great wines nurtured, handcrafted and slowly coaxed to perfection, until they are released at optimum quality.
These full-bodied wines are well-structured to show varietal character with rich, robust flavours, yet remain accessible and easy to drink with a soft palate. Zonnebloem is known for red wines of great maturation potential and is gaining recognition for white wines particularly in the Limited Edition tier.
For more information, please visit www.zonnebloem.co.za.
DISTELL WINESTelephone +27 21 809 7000 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Address Aan-de-Wagen Road Stellenbosch W. CAPE 7600
Postal PO BOX 184 Stellenbosch Cape Town W. Cape 7599
CAPE LEGENDSTelephone 021 809-7000 Fax 021 882-9575 Postal PO Box 184, Stellenbosch, 7599
Latest Zonnebloem Brand Activity
Zonnebloem's big, juicy Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Viognier blend from the 2014 vintage was judged the best Shiraz blend in this year's Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, to earn the highest score in the non-Bordeaux red blend category. Zonnebloem was also amongst the top ten performing wineries in the competition.
Ask Elize Coetzee, cellar master of Zonnebloem Wines what is special about the new Zonnebloem Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc and she will immediately say, “Its strong granadilla flavour.”
Zonnebloem's flagship wine is Lauréat, a charismatic, plush, and polished blend that takes its name from the laurel conferred in ancient times on those worthy of distinction.
A 50-year-old wine on this year's Nederburg Auction has attracted the attention of one of the most widely respected wine authorities.
In a show-stopping moment for the locally produced Méthod Cap Classique, Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs was crowned as the overall champion wine receiving the Vertex Award at the 2018 Veritas Awards.
Durbanville Hills Wines has launched The Tangram 2012 Red Blend of which only 1 659 bottles will be available, all numbered and issued with a certificate. The Tangram red blend will only be released in exceptional years.
Spend the official first day of winter on 21 June, with a luxurious red wine to beat the chill and the early setting-sun. Winter solstice, when the sun is at its northernmost position in the sky, is the shortest day of the year and Durbanville Hills’ reserve 2012 Rhinofields Merlot is a great way to turn a cold, gloomy evening into something special.
Share a lunch fit for a king at Durbanville Hills Wines this Father’s Day, 19 June, with your dad. Make him feel on top of the world with the breath-taking views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island visible from the double-volume restaurant.
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Place in the Sun is an optimistic, can-do brand that looks on the bright side of life. The juicy, generously flavoured Fairtrade-accredited wines are made with grapes from Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. A premium paid for the harvest goes towards educational, nutritional, health and recreational projects decided on by the farm workers who tend and pick the vines.
Tiramisu, the coffee-flavoured, finger-biscuit dessert with layers of mascarpone has long been a favourite of many South African restaurants and aspiring chefs.
Food magician Jules Mercer has created a glorious old-fashioned pie, filled with game meat, pork and chicken, flavoured with orange and spice and served with a berry glaze. The secret of the recipe lies in using proper stock.
Zonnebloem's plush, plummy Pinotage is the obvious choice of food artist Jules Mercer when it comes to her Asian-style roast duck. Its rich fruit with dark chocolate and lovely spicy and savoury notes brings out the best in this delicious duck. Made with plums, soy, five-spice and honey, and sparks of ginger and chilli, it will have you gnawing on the bones to extract the last bit of flavour.
Foodie favourite Jules Mercer, who delights in doing things differently, has deconstructed the classic Caesar salad to serve with Zonnebloem's fresh, zesty Sauvignon blanc.
Food fundi and meat merchant, Andy Fenner, has magic-ed up a range of slow-cooked, falling-of-the bone recipes to relish with Zonnebloem wines.