2020 Vondeling Babiana

Western Cape, South Africa

A premium white blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Grenache Blanc & Roussanne. Fans of more voluptuous styles of Chardonnay will enjoy this.


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Categories: World of Wine

About The Wine

The Vondeling wines hail from the Western Cape region of South Africa, around 45 minutes drive from Cape Town.

This historic Cape Dutch homestead has a focus on sustainability and conservation, and delivers very solid value for money across the board.

The Babiana is named after Babiana Noctiflora, a local flower in the Iris family that baboons would munch on. This native is protected now at Vondeling.

The wine is a premium white blend comprised of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Grenache Blanc & Roussanne, blended to be rich and toasty. Lovers of more opulent styles of Chardonnay will find plenty of joy here.

About Vondeling

On the slopes of Paardeberg mountain, about 45 minutes drive from Cape Town, is Vondeling (meaning 'foundling'). Current managing director, Julian Johnsen, says he was always "quite keen" on acquiring a winery in this area, as it's a well-known industry secret that it's known for producing top quality fruit.

Vondeling produces excellent wines while maintaining harmony with nature. Their flagship white and red blends are named after flowers endemic and unique to the region they are part of (Babiana & Monsonia).

The core value of Vondeling, other than to make fantastic wines, is to farm in an ethical and sustainable manner.

Vondeling vineyards
Vondeling vineyards
Western Cape, South Africa
Additional Info

From The Producer

Made predominantly from Chenin Blanc, picked from a single block of old vines planted in 1987. Their age and low yield ensure consistent quality and concentration, which is why it forms the backbone of our blend. The fullness of the Chenin is tempered by the verve and high aromatics of the Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne. All grapes are hand-picked at optimum ripeness.

The nose gives great tension and poise, brimming with roasted almonds, sweet cashews, lime zest, apricot and orange marmalade, wild honey and pineapple. It has a fresh, vibrant and textured palate with weighted density. Well supported by subtle and reserved oak.

Blend : Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Emile van der Merwe, winemaker at Vondeling
Emile van der Merwe, winemaker at Vondeling
Western Cape, South Africa

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