Rosendal Blog

GLORIOUS GRENACHE DAY

GLORIOUS GRENACHE DAY

Grenache is one of the most versatile varieties in the world. This exceptional variety ripens later than most, thriving in dry and warm conditions as we have seen near Stellenbosch. 

Celebrating Vitis Vinifera Wine Award Winners!

Celebrating Vitis Vinifera Wine Award Winners!

Rosendal has been awarded THREE Vitis Vinifera Wine Awards! Predominantly judged by qualified consumers, we can be sure that these awards confirm our guarantee of award-winning quality wines.
Pinotage Rosé 2019 Launch

Pinotage Rosé 2019 Launch

Emulating more than just the spirit of summer, this bold wine makes no excuses when it comes to delivering the flavour and freshness we all desire in the hot summer months.

WE HAVE STRUCK GOLD- AGAIN!

WE HAVE STRUCK GOLD- AGAIN!

FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD YEAR, THE INCREDIBLE ROSENDAL SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018 AND THE OUTSTANDING NOBLE NOMAD WINES HAVE BEEN AWARDED.
Limited Reserve Jubileum 2016 NOW available

Limited Reserve Jubileum 2016 NOW available

LIMITED Reserve Jubileum 2016 has just been launched. 
This new addition to Rosendal Wine has intensity which can be seen with the purple rim and black core displayed within your glass. The fragrance of blackberries, pink peppercorns, and rich granite are embodied by this classic blend. The palate is filled with the sweet and bold fruity flavour of brandied cherries which lead into the full-bodied ripe tannin structure of this Reserve. It is the ultimate collectors wine with only 1500 bottled of this vintage. 
New Release:  Reserve Blue Mountain Bordeaux Blend 2016

New Release: Reserve Blue Mountain Bordeaux Blend 2016

An old time favourite.  The Reserve Blue Mountain 2016 has a deep dark hue. Whafts of ripe blackcurrant infused with roasted coffee beans and tobacco leaves line the nose. The palate is rich and densely fruited showing black plum and hints of dark chocolate. The wine has great structure and balance and concludes in a long tapered finish.

New Release:  Reserve Mistral Rhone Blend 2015

New Release: Reserve Mistral Rhone Blend 2015

Only 4000 bottles produced of the Reserve Rhone Blend 2015.

Bright and inviting lashing crimson red,  perfumed notes of spices and violets, makes for a perfect introduction with subtle whiffs of oak and white pepper contributing to the bouquet.  On the palate juicy and decadent, mouthfuls of ripe red berry flavours that concludes with an unexpected twist towards the end, adding to the complexity of this wine. The firm tannins will ensure beautiful aging.

Rosendal Wines WIN BIG at the 2019 NWC Top 100 Wine Awards

Rosendal Wines WIN BIG at the 2019 NWC Top 100 Wine Awards

We are very excited to announce our winners in this year's National Wine Challenge TOP 100 Wine awards.

  • DOUBLE PLATINUM - Barony Sophie 2016 
  • DOUBLE GOLD - Reserve Classic Cuvee 2016
  • DOUBLE GOLD - Rosendal Merlot 2017
  • DOUBLE GOLD - Rosendal Sauvignon Blanc 2018
New Release Reserve Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

New Release: Reserve Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This Cabernet Sauvignon shows a deep and dark ruby colour.  Fragrant ripe blackcurrant and mulberry notes meet pencil shavings and tea leaf aromas...
New limited release gin by Hope Distillery!

New limited release gin by Hope Distillery!

A Hope Distillery limited edition, this gin is distilled with juniper, pink peppercorns and cardamom together with lemon and grapefruit peel. The pink peppercorn is the dominant botanical, giving this gin a heady sweet peppery aroma and flavour, perfect to spice up these autumn days and put a spring in your step! 
Limited Release Craft Gin exclusive to Rosendal!

Limited Release Craft Gin exclusive to Rosendal!

We have very exciting news! Rosendal recently gained exclusive rights to selling a limited release gin distilled by Hope of Hopkins Distillery in Cape Town.

Lucy’s Last of the Summer Wine Gin is crafted with juniper, citrus and peppery cubeb berries, as well as Petit Verdot grapes. It's an amazing plummy-red colour and delicious served with tonic and a slice of orange.

Hope Distillery on Hopkins Street is an artisanal distillery in the heart of Cape Town, that prides itself on crafting small batch gins and other spirits. Ex-lawyers and partners Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk brings you handcrafted spirits packed full of new flavours and an interesting range of botanicals.

Reserve Hilltop Shiraz 2017

New Release: Reserve Hilltop Shiraz 2017

Our new Shiraz has a dark reddish-purple hue and displays characters typical to the wines found in the Rhone Valley in France. The nose is fragrant with crush pink peppercorns, clove spice and red berry aromas. Subtle hints of cedar and violets add to the complexity and the palate is savoury, but not meaty, with an unexpected sweet and tangy twist towards the end.