PR Clippings Archives | Zonnebloem

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 […]


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 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 […]


Posted on: 22 June 2015

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. Bearing a very distinctive label that’s very different from the rest of the range, it’s an unashamed expression of vintage,” says Bonny van Niekerk, who makes Zonnebloem’s reds […]


Posted on: 1 April 2015

WITH ZONNEBLOEM RHȎNE-STYLE RED 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. A pie this perfect deserves a wine packed with black and red fruit […]


Posted on: 2 March 2015

Paired with Zonnebloem Pinotage 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 […]


Posted on: 5 February 2015

Paired with Zonnebloem Sauvignon Blanc 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. It tingles with lively notes of passion fruit and green fig to wake up your tongue.  Crisp but mouth-filling, it has all the flavour and palate […]


Posted on: 13 January 2015

World-travelled food artist, stylist and innovator, Jules Mercer, has been sipping on Zonnebloem’s contemporary classics, inspiring her to whirl up some smart, very sophisticated dishes with an awesomely original flourish. Here’s her answer to summer entertaining.  This fabulous crab salad is served with Zonnebloem’s elegant blend of two of South Africa’s favourite white grapes: Chenin […]

Ostrich Steak Sandwich – Hayden Quinn

Ostrich Steak Sandwich – Hayden Quinn

Posted on: 26 September 2014

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Zonnebloem Commissions Leading SA Designer

Zonnebloem Commissions Leading SA Designer

Posted on: 26 September 2014

July 2014

In Dlamini's good company

In Dlamini’s good company

Posted on: 26 September 2014

Read the PDF version of a news article written by Nicola Jenvey. This article appeared in The Mercury (Food and Wine Supplement) on 27 August 2014. The article features Zonnebloem assistant red winemaker Nelisiwe Praisy Dlamini.

Zonnebloem celebrates Local Design

Zonnebloem celebrates Local Design

Posted on: 26 September 2014

July August 2014 Classic Wine

Looking, sipping, savouring with Zonnebloem

Looking, sipping, savouring with Zonnebloem

Posted on: 26 September 2014

28 July 2014

Stunning exhibition and a lovely lunch

Stunning Exhibition and a lovely lunch

Posted on: 26 September 2014

26 July 2014 Weekend Argus

Looking, Sipping, Savouring With Zonnebloem July 28, 2014

Looking, Sipping, Savouring With Zonnebloem July 28, 2014

Posted on: 26 September 2014

28 July 2014