Thursday, June 13, 2019

Robertson Wine Valley's Wacky Wine Weekend 7. Bonnievale Cellar

Down the road from Weltevrede, through Bonnievale village and around the corner to Bonnievale Cellars
which was nice and busy with people tasting the wines
They had a large selection of wines to taste
We were interested in tasting the two Bubblies. Not MCC, the wine is gassed in the bottle
The Brut is made from Sauvignon Blanc and the Pink is an interesting fizzy wine made from Cinsault
In the marquee, they had some film makers interviewing the winemaker and some of the partners,
lots of guests and some live music
Our friend Carol Mills was there with her Kaapse Liqueurs and her chocolate shots were very popular. She makes award winning Limoncello and other good fruit flavoured liqueurs. We didn't dare have a shot, as spirits after wine go straight to Lynne's head and John still had to drive us back through Bonnievale and Robertson back to Tanagra near McGregor.  He was looking forward to an afternoon rest before we headed off to dinner in Montagu later
It was lunch time and many people were enjoying food from the food truck.
We tasted the Sauvignon Blanc and the Chenin and then decided to get some lunch too
The one food truck was popular and was just outside the marquee
We ordered the Hamburger and chips and had it with the prizewinning Bonnievale Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 which has just won the Old Mutual Trophy for Discovery of the Show / Best Value Gold Medallist.  It was very good, full of rich blackcurrant fruit and certainly is a food wine and is very good value. . You can buy it on line from  R630 for 6 bottles, R105 per bottle Click on this link:
The service was friendly and quick, the burgers were good and the chips crispy
We hope we are converting SA one chip at a time to crisp chips. Thank you GloriousFoodSA

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