About The Pack
Bondar is the baby of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly, and winners of the 2017 Australian Wine Companion’s Best New Winery!
They have purchased the famous Rayner vineyard in McLaren Vale, crafting stunning examples Shiraz and Grenache from these old vines.
These three reds are cracking value and are great examples of a fresher and more vibrant side of McLaren Vale.
2017 Bondar Wines Junto GSM
In only a few short vintages this dynamic couple have carved out a niche for their eponymous label as one of the most exciting and in demand wineries in McLaren Vale.
Drinkability writ is large across the range. The 'Junto' (Spanish for 'together') is a wine made for easily enjoying with friends and family. The 2017 may be the best release of this wine to date.
The Grenache component a little higher than in previous years (91%), the whole wine feels a little lighter on its feet and is all the better for it. This is as delicious as medium-bodied reds get from this part of the world. Incredibly versatile and impossibly more-ish, Andre and Selina have done it again.Read more about 2017 Bondar Wines Junto GSM
2017 Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache
There are only 0.7ha of beautiful 40+-year-old Grenache vines on the Rayner Block. The public knows the vineyard for it's supreme Shiraz. Many a winemaker has sought it for its stunning Grenache.
This is the top red wine in the Bondar range for a reason. As with all of the best modern styles of Grenache coming out of McLaren Vale, the emphasis here is squarely placed on making a fresh, aromatic yet powerful style of wine that tells the story of vintage through the lens of this noble grape.
With only 310 dozen in existence of wine, you'll have to be quick if you want to find out what he's talking about.Read more about 2017 Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache
2016 Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz
The name 'Violet Hour' refers to the fading light owners Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly saw on the horizon as they picked the last bunches of Shiraz for their first ever release, the 2012 edition of this wine. A violet sky, a beautiful wine, and a new future ahead for the couple and their vines.
The Violet hour tastes as stylish as it looks, it hits that sweet-spot for all red wine lovers - a combination of elegance and power. The pedigree of the McLaren Vale vineyard is second to none. With the cult-like popularity of this winery at the moment, none of their releases seem to last long. The quality of the Shiraz speaks for itself. Put simply, if you like McLaren Vale Shiraz with a fresh face - this is a must buy.Read more about 2016 Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz