Seven generations of our family have lived on this farm. Grandparents Rudolph and Tina were the first to introduce the guestfarm concept to the Robertson Wine Valley in 1991. Roelf, cellar master - farmer at heart, Michelle, his wife and marketing master mind, and Marinus Potgieter, winemaker, are the driving forces behind Bon Cap. The new spectacular winery, with a view of the underground barrel room through glass panels from the tasting room, is a must-see for visitors. Together with our children, Wilmien, Christina and Stefaan, our office staff and the team on the farm, we are dedicated to the production of excellent quality wines.
Bon Cap Organic Wine Cellar produced its first wines in 2002, the same year the farm received full organic status. The first part of the winery was formerly a tractor shed; we added open cement fermenters, a cooling system, pumps, stainless steel tanks, barrels and premium quality grapes. Even with these changes, we could barely cope with a capacity of 80 tons in 2002.
As a result the newly rebuilt winery was added in 2003, and we now have the capacity to handle 450 tons. Our latest addition is a dry storage room, a laboratory and an ageing room for bottled wines. Despite our modern cellar with its glass panels which gives an exceptional view from the tasting room floor of the underground barrel room where wines are left to age, we still believe in the traditional 'hands-on' approach - we harvest before dusk and the grapes are destemmed and fermented as whole berries.
|Winemaker: Marinus Potgieter|