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.
With the 2016 harvest officially behind us we can now look forward to the soulful simplicity that only winter can bring. In this newsletter, we are proud to share with you stories from the farm and family, a wonderful winter wine selection that will save you R345, something special for Father's Day and a Riedel promotion that is impossible to resist.

Hot off the press!
A celebration of second chances.

 
In 2007, this single vineyard bush vine was about to be uprooted. Thanks to vision from Corlea Fourie and Petrus Bosman, we now have the opportunity to taste wine made from this special vineyard planted in 1952.

Today, we celebrate the fact that Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2011 is one of only 21 Trophy winners and top scoring wine in the Museum Class (any white wine older than 4 years) Chenin Blanc at the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Not bad for the beautiful old lady of the Bovlei valley of Wellington!

The results of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced on 31 May 2016. Thirty-seven gold, 113 silver and 509 bronze medal winners with 21 trophy-winning wines were selected as the top scorers of their categories in the final round. Public tastings where you can experience the wines that made the cut as silver and gold medallists will be held here:

JOHANNESBURG
  • Date: Friday, 10 June 2016
  • Venue: Bill Gallagher Room (Level 2), Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Sandton
  • Time: 18h00 to 21h00
  • Tickets: R 190 from Computicket (0861 915 8000)
R1955 | save R345
This winter wine selection is sure to warm your heart on the coldest evening this winter. The seasonal selection consists of 12 bottles of pre-selected Bosman wines at a special price.
 
Wine Quantity
Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2013 2
Irsai Oliver 2016 2
Bosman Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 2
Nero d’Avola 2014 2
Erfenis 2012 2
Dolce Primitivo dessert wine 2013 (375ml) 2
 
      
R1600 | save R320

Sunday, the 19th if June honors all fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and father figures for their contribution. Delight him with this red wine selection, a beautiful, smooth, 8 year old Cabernet Sauvignon and the ever popular Adama Red.

For the Father’s Day selection, orders must be placed by Monday 13 June for on-time delivery.

Wine Quantity
Bosman Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 6
Adama Red 2015 6

Note: If you would like to send the wines as a gift, kindly provide delivery address, contact person and mobile number in the email.
 
      
Our team recently did a tutored Riedel tasting through our range of wines matched with the appropriate Riedel stemware. As the world renowned Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate said: “The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound, I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make”.

Based on the amazing tasting sensation of these glasses we now offer our wine tastings paired with the appropriate Riedel glasses.

 
R3950 | save R910

Riedel stemware sets are also available to purchase together with any wine order you place with us. Buy 10 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 and receive 12; Buy 6 Riedel Bordeaux glasses and receive 8.

Wine Price
8 Riedel Bordeaux glasses R2 200 (value R2 760)
12 Bosman Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 R1 750 (value R2 100)
 
Terms and conditions
  • Selections available to SA residents.
  • We only sell Riedel glasses if it accompanies a Bosman wine order of 12 bottles or more.
  • All selections available until 31 July 2016.
  • Wine Club members enjoy free delivery.

Yes, we have an app! With the winter upon us you can now quickly and easily buy wines, have access to all our stories, events and tasting notes, without getting off the couch from underneath the duvet. Download it now on your mobile device.
 
         

Preliminary dates when we will be near you are as follows:

Johannesburg
  • The Juliette Cullinan Show (12-14 July 2016)
  • Bosman on Tour (26 October 2016)
Pretoria
  • The Wine Show Pretoria (25-27 August 2016)
  • Bosman on Tour (27 October 2016)
Durban
  • The Mercury Wine Show (24-26 August 2016)
  • Bosman on Tour (25 October 2016)
Knysna
  • Knysna Oyster Festival (4-5 July 2016)
Wellington
  • Bosman Release Celebration (12-13 November 2016)
Nelspruit
  • The Wine Show (24-26 November 2016)
Harmony
A Fairtrade story told by Christopher Kammies

Having our wines accredited by Fairtrade has benefited numerous social and environmental initiatives on our farms. This story highlights the activities of the Bosman Adama farm choir and is told from the perspective of Christopher Kammies, one of the members of the choir and an employee of Bosman Adama.


I hope that you enjoy reading about the developments on our farm as much as you enjoy drinking our wines!


Kind regards,
Carla Bosman
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