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Winery of the Week: Bosman Family Vineyards

The wide-ranging achievements, on a large scale, of this Wellington-based, family-based business make it a worthy winner of our Editor’s Award Winery of the Year 2024. The family has been involved in wine production for over two centuries – and this year celebrate 20 years of bottling it under their own label with great success. Not only have landholdings at home increased, there’s also a farm in Hemel-en-Aarde (see Bosman Hermanus listing). Recently, the focus has shifted to organic viticultural practices, with the Twyfeling and Optenhorst vineyards fully certified. A significant moment in ownership came in 2009, when more than a quarter of the overall business was ceded to employees through the Adama Workers Trust; this social investment has been extended with schools, housing, sports and education programmes. Bosman Adama is now the largest wine nursery in the country, and since 2014 includes the Ernita vine improvement programmes. In the winery, cellarmaster Corlea Fourie last year said a regretful farewell to winemaker Natasha Williams who’s landed a fine job at Hasher, but welcomed Maryke Botha.

Bosman Family Vineyards Twyfeling Cinsaut 2021

(94 pts)

Creative Space range
Category: Cinsaut

Delightfully floral & charming, 2021 from organic vines is supple, juicy & weightless. Scented red berries borne on satin tannins & pinpoint acid, offering pure drinking pleasure. Small portions wholebunch & stem fermented, adding detail, burnished year in mostly older oak. More 

Wine tasted by Greg de Bruyn.

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