Bosman Wines
Festive Greetings 2013
de Royan Summer 2013
In 1699 Phillip De Royan was the first owner of a piece of untamed land, today known as Lelienfontein, the home of Bosman Family Vineyards.

– Petrus Bosman

There is a saying if it rains on your wedding day it holds a promise of many children. Well this was a wet winter with 1 050mm of rain until the end of November on Lelienfontein against 751mm last year and 650mm long term average.

Wet conditions brings challenging vineyard conditions with high disease pressure of downy mildew and I lost count on how many tractors we had to be pull out of the land.

On a positive note, one usually take great photographs in overcast conditions. At this year’s Release Celebration we also learned that wine taste better when it rains ...

The vineyards are happy without the need of supplementary irrigation. We had the opportunity to control weed mechanically, because the soil was soft enough and there was no need for chemicals. Thus no desire for a 4x4 holiday!

So our approach is to rather manage the abundance whilst we are sadly aware that many parts of our country is suffering from severe draught. May this hold true for the festive season as we celebrate the many blessings in our hands rather than focussing on shortcomings.

“Hi Carla, I was so pleased to see that your wines are now available on SA Wines on Line in England.   They are screamingly efficient.  I ordered a mixed box for my sister for Christmas last Tuesday afternoon and it was delivered to her on Wednesday.  She is 70 miles outside London.
Best wishes Mrs D”

As quoted by a loyal Bosman Wine Club member

We are very pleased to announce that the Bosman & De Bos wines are available for purchase in the United Kingdom through SA Wines Online.  As a launch special they have selected a mixture of Bosman & De Bos wines ‘Christmas Cases’ available exclusively to our newsletter subscribers  which can be sent to friends, family and work colleagues in the UK.  The cases also contain a choice of Christmas cards to be included with the wines with your festive message.  All major credit cards are accepted and stock is limited so place your order now for delivery by the week before Christmas.  Last date for orders is Sunday 15th December.

Click here to view the options.


This year we celebrate fresh acclaim with six of our wines having received four stars and more from the renowned Platter’s South African Wine Guide.  Corlea is grateful for the recognition of the quality of our wines through this year’s achieved ratings and believes it is a well-deserved compliment to a dedicated team and re-affirms our belief in the consistency and quality of our vineyards.  Our ratings from Platter’s this year are as follows:

- Bosman Erfenis: 4½ stars
- Bosman Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2011: 4 stars
- Bosman Pinotage 2010: 4 stars
- Bosman Adama Red 2010: 4 stars
- Bosman Adama White 2012: 4 stars
- De Bos Sur Lie Chenin Blanc 2012: 4 stars

We are committed to quality and innovation and these values are manifested in the gentle hands-on approach of our winery. Grapes are handpicked and meticulously hand sorted.  Its philosophy of minimum intervention results in wines true to the characteristics of the varietal and the vineyard where it has been harvested from.


On behalf of the entire Bosman team and family we all wish you love, peace and joy during the festive season. Our sincere thanks for your goodwill and loyalty throughout the past year. We look forward to meeting you again in the next year.

To hope!


Festive Greetings
Petrus Bosman


Bosman Family Vineyards
Tel: (021) 873 3170
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