During a recent trip to the Breede River Valley we stopped at Bonnievale Wines for a tasting and to buy a lekker bottle of red wine for that evenings steak braai.

We were pleasantly surprised by the good quality of wine they had to offer across the board and also the great prices they were selling it for.

There was one wine that particularly stood out for me though, the 2013 Bonnievale Shiraz. Priced at R45 per bottle, it definitely had more to offer than you would expect. It is a real honest Shiraz with great spicy notes and it has a certain elegance to it.

The colour of the wine is a deep but vibrant red. On the nose you are greeted with intense red berry jam characters with a slight white pepper finish. Mouthwatering!

The palate has wonderful rich spicy characters of black pepper and cinnamon balanced by tart red berries with a velvety vanilla finish.

This is one of those wines that you will always remember that first taste of. Make sure you get some from their online shop, you will not be disappointed!