Bon Cap is a family-owned wine business situated on the banks of the Breede River just outside Robertson in South Africa. Charismatic husband and wife team, Michelle and Roelf du Preez, run the business with real dedication and passion. Roelf is the cellarmaster and a true farmer at heart; in fact one of the few times a year he can be persuaded by his wife to leave the land is when he attends our very own Wine Society tastings!
The 42 hectares of vines are planted on terra rossa and sandy, lime rich soils which are ideal for a number of grape varieties. Bon Cap has invested in a spectacular winery and tasting suite which gives an impressive view of the underground barrel room through glass panels in the floor.
The Society’s Pinotage is produced for us by Bon Cap. Made in a modern, plump style to enjoy while it is young and fruity, or later, when it will develop spicier flavours, it is a regular favourite among members. Look out for Bon Cap’s other wines including their range of whites and rosés that are characterised by bright fruit characters. Their chardonnay-viognier and syrah rosé, both bottled under ‘The Ruins’ label are fresh yet satisfyingly flavoursome.