Bonnievale Wines were singled out at the inaugural Rosé Wine and Spirit Challenge for their excellence, with The Vale Cinsault Rosé Brut and The River Collection Cinsault Rosé 2022 both winning Gold.

“The latest recognition for our ‘Cinsault sisters’ is always welcome, says Bonnievale Wines chief winemaker Marthinus Rademeyer. “Cinsault is an exceptionally versatile wine. When served chilled, brilliant enjoyment when it’s warm and sunny.”


The inaugural Rosé Challenge drew some 130 wine and spirit entries. It is organised by The Awards Show, which also administers the Lumo Awards (formerly the the SA Women’s Wine and Spirit Awards) and Vitis Vinifera Awards. Judges for the Rosé Challenge included Cape Wine Masters Dr Caroline Snyman and Dr Winifred Bowman.


Marthinus says the medals not only augment Bonnievale’s ever-expanding collection of accolades, “it also answers wine-lovers’ broader question: which wine should I try next?”.

River Collection Cinsault Rosé 2022 is pure enjoyment. Bracing and dry, it’s made in the style typical of Southern France. The wine is light, aromatic and refreshing and will have you pouring a second glass faster than it takes to say magnifique! For more information about this wine, go here:


The Vale Cinsault Brut Rosé is a succulent and off-dry sparkling wine for all occasions. Delicate strings of pearl-like bubbles are the allure accompanied by luscious aromas of strawberries and cherries. Wild berries characterise the palate too, which is crisp, poised and instantly seductive. Read more here:


The wines produced by Bonnievale are available countrywide and available for order from its online shop at The Vale Cinsault Brut Rosé sells for R91/bottle and The River Collection Cinsault Rosé 2022, for R66/bottle.


The winery itself is situated on the outskirts of the town from which it derived its name and is situated 125km due east of Cape Town.

For more information about Bonnievale Wines, visit the website, phone on 023 616 2795 or email:


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