So far we can report a good harvest with a higher yield on the Wellington farm and good quality all round. Thankfully December and January were largely free of heatwaves which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. When the searing temperatures arrived in February the grapes were ripe and ready for pressing.
We have a great team in the cellar, headed up by winemakers Corlea and Natasha. They and their dedicated team work very long hours to make sure the grapes get the best attention necessary to produce great wines. We were happy to welcome again to the harvest Nero aficionado Salvatore Licciardi from Sicily. He has been instrumental in bringing out the very best in each vine. He loves to stroll through the vineyard chatting to the vines in his lilting language, watering, nurturing, encouraging. Salvo takes his work very seriously, and very passionately, and by this, he inspires us!
NERO AT THE SAFTA AWARDS
Have you managed to secure a bottle or two of our Nero yet? It is currently on several restaurant wine lists, but to be sure, you can find a bottle at your local Woolworths, our sole retail stockist. Or it’s easy and quick to buy online through our website; we offer free delivery for 12 bottles or more. Actor/filmmaker Thapelo Makoena, @mokoenalive, is doing a great job promoting the Nero in Johannesburg, so look out for him jamming with the glitterati. One such event was the recent 13th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) where Bosman Wines showcased Nero and Bosman Wine Club wines.
Thapelo came down to the farm to help us harvest the Nero grapes with his lovely wife Lesego. They bring their own unique flair to our team and loved the chance to get into the vineyards to snip off the big, succulent bunches and shiny black grapes. They also spent time in the cellar learning more about the winemaking process with Corlea and Natasha and jetted back to Jo-burg inspired and informed. Want to know more? Contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Bottles | Includes free delivery
R1220 | save R268
This selection consists of 12 bottles specially selected with autumn in mind and perfect for all the long weekends ahead. Two of the wines included are produced in limited quantities for Wine Club Members only. Nevertheless, I’ve included it in this selection so you can try it out! Free delivery directly to your home or office.
|1||Weisser Riesling 2018 (Limited Edition) @ R95||R95|
|1||Pinot Gris (Limited Edition) 2018 @95||R95|
|2||Generation 8 Chenin Blanc 2018 @ R80||R160|
|2||Generation 8 Rosè 2018 @ R80||R160|
|2||Generation 8 Merlot 2018 @ R89||R178|
|2||Adama Red 2017 @ R180||R360|
|2||Twyfeling Cinsaut 2017 @ R220||R440|
PICK UP YOUR HOLIDAY WINE IN HERMANUS
So if you are dreading the trek out to Hermanus for the holidays, why not take a different tack? Instead of cursing your way through the traffic, and trying to ignore your children’s “when are we going to get there?!” start your holiday the minute you leave home.
As you near Hermanus, take a left at the Karwyderskraal sign and stop off at Bosman Hermanuswhere your holiday wine order will be waiting along with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and an open field where your kids can stretch their legs. Make sure you get your order in 2 days in advance and we promise to take the hassle out of wine shopping this Easter.
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BOSMAN NEAR YOU
| A TREAT FOR KZN MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY |
Beverly Hills Hotel will be hosting a wine pairing on Thursday,4 April where the best of Bosman wines will be paired with a four course meal. We will be there to present the wines, and true to form, the Beverley Hills chefs will create interesting dishes that bring out the best in each wine.
The evening promises to be something really special so we hope you can join us.
Date: Thursday, 4th of April 2019
Time: 18h30 for 19h00
Cost: R595 per person
Includes: Four-course dinner paired with Bosman Wines
Tickets and reservations: Book your tickets here
For any queries please contact Lindi: 031 561 2211 or firstname.lastname@example.org We welcome small parties, couples and single guests. These events are very popular and reservations are essential – only confirmed on receipt of payment.
Warm regards from Team Bosman. May you taste the love and see the care that went into this year’s #SAharvest2019.