Red Wines

You had me at Tannin

Posted on: 12 March 2021

Tannin. The word might have cropped up in conversation, at a tasting or the back of a wine label. It’s a strange name flung together with descriptive words like ‘mouthfeel’, ‘structure’ and even ‘silky’ and ‘smooth’. So what does the word mean and why should one care? Tannins are naturally occurring compounds that exist inside […]

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: 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 […]