Press Archives | Zonnebloem

Stellenbosch to sign the Porto Protocol

Posted on: 23 October 2019

An effort to combat climate change (The following article was published by on 22 October 2019) Launched by former US President Barack Obama in 2018, the Porto Protocol is a global sustainable initiative signed by companies across numerous industries. These have pledged to play their part in employing and sharing sustainable environmental practices to […]

Zonnebloem sponsors Celebrity Chef Showdown

Posted on: 7 October 2019

We are tremendously excited to announce that Zonnebloem is the only wine brand to sponsor this year’s Celebrity Chef Showdown at Col’Cacchio. Be sure to enjoy your favourite celebrity’s craftsmanship with a glass of Zonnebloem Blanc de Blanc or Zonnebloem Noir de Noir!

Zonnebloem Wins Gold At International Wine Competition

Posted on: 20 September 2017

Zonnebloem recently walked away with four medals at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2017. Adding to the brand’s impressive list of accolades, the 2015 Zonnebloem Pinotage was awarded a Gold medal at the competition, while the 2014 Lauréat received a Silver Outstanding, and both the 2015 Zonnebloem Shiraz and 2015 Merlot took […]

Zonnebloem’s Trophy-Winning 2014 Shiraz Blend a Steal at R79

Posted on: 2 June 2016

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. Winemaker Bonny van Niekerk describes the trophy winner as […]

Zonnebloem Wine interview Michelle Louw on Michael Olivier Talking wine

Posted on: 17 May 2016

4-minute interview with Michelle Louw broadcast on Saturday, April 16th on FMR101.3 during the Saturday Scene lifestyle show from 9-12 – please click here

Zonnebloem SMV 2014 on Michael Olivier Talking Wine

Posted on: 17 May 2016

1-minute broadcast of the Zonnebloem SMV 2014 on Monday, April 18th on FMR 101.3 during the drive-time show from 4-6 pm.


Posted on: 17 March 2016

HARVEST 2016, RESEARCH AND GENERATIONS OF EXPERIENCE The harvest might be down on last year, because of the impact of the drought, but according to Isabel Habets, who is Zonnebloem’s newly appointed viticulturist, the quality is very promising. “The whites have been coming in with beautifully concentrated, rich flavours. We’re starting to harvest the reds […]


Posted on: 11 March 2016

One of the earliest cellars to focus on the lesser-known Mediterranean grapes that are so well suited to climate change, has been Zonnebloem. Its big, juicy Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Viognier blend is one of the Cape’s best-kept secrets. Rich and full, its ripe berry aromas and flavours literally jump out of the glass, enlivened by spicy notes of […]

Zonnebloem’s John November

Posted on: 12 February 2016

“Doing What I Always Wanted To Do” John November, Zonnebloem’s new white-wine maker and an avid cyclist, doesn’t have much time for his hobby at the moment.  Although he is planning to compete in the Cape Town Cycle Tour in March and loves mountain-biking with friends, training has to take a bit of a back seat.  […]

Zonnebloem’s Cellar Master: “You Must Taste the Tension”

Posted on: 18 January 2016

“When you pick up a bottle of Zonnebloem, I want you to hold the promise of excellence in your hand but also, to know you are tasting Stellenbosch,” says Elize Coetzee, cellar master for the brand. “Stellenbosch is thrillingly multi-dimensional and multi-faceted with diverse soils, altitudes and aspects, and often dramatically different micro-climates. Think Devon […]

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“Pick Me Up” Dessert with Zonnebloem Pinotage

Posted on: 5 October 2015

Tiramisu, the coffee-flavoured, finger-biscuit dessert with layers of mascarpone has long been a favourite of many South African restaurants and aspiring chefs.  The name – “pick me up” or “lift me up” in Italian – is quite a fitting one for anyone with a sweet tooth needing a bit of a boost after a long […]

Zonnebloem Elize Coetzee and Bonny van Niekerk on Michael Olivier Talking Wine

Posted on: 8 September 2015

01.08.2015 | 4 min interview

Zonnebloem Pinotage 2013

Posted on: 8 September 2015

Michael Olivier Talking Wine 06.07.2015

Zonnebloem interview with Jules Mercer

Posted on: 8 September 2015

Michael Olivier Talking Wine 04.07.2015 | 4 min interview

All about Zonnebloem Laureat

Posted on: 8 September 2015

Bonny van Niekerk Talks to Zonnebloem Laureat has enticing aromas of ripe plums, berries and Turkish delight, followed by a hint of spice and black pepper nuances.To be enjoyed now, but has been structured to gain complexity with maturation over the next few years – 17 August 2015 on

Zonnebloem Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier

Posted on: 8 September 2015

Notes from Bonny van Niekerk Zonnebloem reds are bold and expressive but carry themselves with grace and elegance this red blend is ripe, succulent with dark berry fruits and hints of oak spice with a smoky finish, Full and rich with a complex mixture of dark fruit and plum flavours. Intense spice on the palate […]


Posted on: 8 September 2015

FOR WOMEN’S DAY on News 24 Live Interview with Praisy Dlamini, assistant winemaker at Zonnebloem Wines, who talks about her journey in becoming a winemaker, being a woman in a male dominated industry, her mentorship role and her plans for the future as a winemaker with News 24 Live presenter, Jennifer Sanasie. – 7 August […]

Live on Rookies and Rockstars on Cliff Central Radio

Posted on: 8 September 2015

Interview with Praisy Dlamini, assistant winemaker at Zonnebloem Wines talks about her journey in becoming a winemaker, being a woman in a male dominated industry, her mentorship role and her plans for the future as a winemaker – 5 August 2015, 10:20 to 10:45, on Cliff Central Radio.

Zonnebloem Launches “EXCEPTIONAL” Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc

Posted on: 1 September 2015

Ask Elize Coetzee, cellar master of Zonnebloem Wines what’s special about the new Zonnebloem Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc and she will immediately say: “Its strong granadilla flavour.” This usually tropical attribute comes from the grapes of a single vineyard block outside Stellenbosch of which the grapes have always displayed this characteristic to the extent where […]