Bon Courage Estate enjoys the advantage of being situated at the confluence of three rivers. This results in a rich variety of soils, suited to a wide selection of grape varietals. The family has taken care to vigilantly harmonise soil and cultivar to optimise on the opportunity for diversity created by this phenomenon. Bon Courage wines are known for their versatility and excellent quality. Bon Courage produces a selection of the countrys finest wines, ranging from noble whites, classic reds, sweet and fortified wines to the ever so popular cap classiques and sparkling wines.
SELECTION OF THE FINEST
Located in the heart of the beautiful Robertson valley – a valley of wines and roses – lies Bon Courage Estate, home to some of South Africa’s finest wines and recognized both locally and internationally for their exceptional quality.
The stately Cape Dutch homestead dates back to 1818 and the estate has enjoyed the attention and dedication of three generations of the Bruwer family since 1921.
The Robertson wine region is today renowned for wines of great depth and concentration, a result of the ideal soil and climatic conditions that prevail in this region. Three rivers runs through the estate and have, over the years, deposited a variety of different soil types on the farm. Due to this diversification of soil and microclimates, a wide range of grape varietals can thrive in the same area. André Bruwer – the owner and viticulturist – has acknowledged the basic maxim (truth) that good wine is mainly created in the soil and has, therefore, put much effort into matching the correct cultivar to the ideal soil type.
Although ”tradition” plays a big role at Bon Courage Estate, careful but extensive modernization has allowed André and his son Jacques to combine the best of traditional methods with those of the modern age. This combination allows them greater freedom and flexibility when creating the present and future Bon Courage wines.
Today, André and Jacques combine their experience, skills, patience and personal dedication into producing a selection of the very finest wines.