THE COURAGE TO CRAFT QUALITY WINES

About Us

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 1927.

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.

The Vineyards

Blessed with ideal climatic conditions, Bon Courage enjoys long sunlight hours in summer, which ensure optimum ripeness and a perfect balance between sugar and acid. Low rainfall during the growing period minimizes the need for pesticides, and computerised...

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Our Cellar Master

Jacques Bruwer, born in 1966, literally grew up in the vineyards and it was therefore no surprise that he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. After completing school he studied winemaking at the prestigious Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch. In...

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Tribute to our Founder

André Bruwer is the current owner of Bon Courage Wine Estate. He was born in Robertson in 1942 on the farm Goedemoed – ”Good Courage”. He matriculated in 1959 and is today the only person of his class who remains in Robertson. After school, like so many other...

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Wine Ranges

(Click on the bottles to view the different wine varietals available)

Inkará

Limited Release

Jacques Bruére

Vintage MCC

Bon Courage

Estate Wines

Like Father Like Son

Made for early enjoyment

Café Maude Restaurant

Visitors come to Bon Courage Estate, not only for the exquisite wines, but also to enjoy a delicious meal, a fresh salad, a creative sandwich or just a cup of coffee at Café Maude.

Here, under the shade of an old African pepper tree, locals and tourists alike, gather to relax and enjoy each others company.
A new indoor restaurant with a big fireplace is also in place should there be a chill in the air on a winter morning.

Don’t be surprised if you hear some chirps. An owl and her chicks have a nest in the tree just above your seat…

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 09H00 – 17H00
Saturday: 09H00 – 15H00
Sunday: Closed

Closed on Easter Friday, 26 December and 1st of January
Public Holidays: 09H00 – 15H00
Groups are requested to book in advance
Children welcome!

WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY

Tel: +27 23 626 6806
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: cafemaude@boncourage.co.za

Accommodation

Our cottage provide the perfect getaway from our  busy everyday lives being closer to nature and finding relaxation has never never been easier.

The cottages are part of a large working farm with wine cultivation’s located in the heart of the beautiful Robertson valley. A valley of wines and roses. Home to some of South Africa’s finest wines and recognized both locally and internationally for their exceptional quality. Vigne cottages are only +/- 1.5 hours drive away from Cape Town.

Bon Courage also has a wide variety of winning wines that can be tasted on the farm where after you can enjoy a delicious meal under the shade of an old african pepper tree.

Vigne Cottage

Tel: 076 288 4444

vignecottage@gmail.com

If you have any queries or comments, we would like to hear from you! Contact us directly by filling in the form below

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Contact

Bon Courage Wine Estate

Tel: +27 23 626 4178 Fax: +27 23 626 3581

wine@boncourage.co.za

P.O. Box 589, Robertson, 6705, South Africa

Café Maude Restaurant

Tel: +27 23 626 6806

cafemaude@boncourage.co.za

 

Send Us A Message

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Philip Viljoen

Winemaker

Tel: +27 23 626 4178
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: cellar@boncourage.co.za

Tania Van As

Public Relations

Tel: +27 23 626 4178
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: wine@boncourage.co.za

Anneline Smuts

Marketing & Debtors

Tel: +27 23 626 4178
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: marketing@boncourage.co.za

Ilse Smit

Production & Exports Assistant

Tel: +27 23 626 4178
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: admin@boncourage.co.za

Pieter Bruwer

Accounts and Exports

Tel: +27 23 626 4178
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: accounts@boncourage.co.za

Jaques Bruwer

Cellar Master

Tel: +27 23 626 4178
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: cellar@boncourage.co.za

Café Maude

Restaurant

Tel: +27 23 626 6806
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: cafemaude@boncourage.co.za

Mavis Rhode

Tasting Room

Tel: +27 23 626 4178
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email:sales@boncourage.co.za

Trish Heuime

Tasting Room

Tel: +27 23 626 4178
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: sales@boncourage.co.za

Nicky Simpson

Gauteng Sales Manager

Tel: +27 82 371 8551

Email: nicky@boncourage.co.za

Michelle Elford

National Sales Manager

Tel: +27 82 811 0852

Email: michelle.boncourage@telkomsa.net

Ashley Straker

KZN – Sales Manager

Tel: +27 60 491 6512

Email: ashley@boncourage.co.za

Steven Smuts

Farm Manager

Tel: 023 626 4178

Email: marketing@boncourage.co.za

WC Louw

Maintenance Manager

Tel: 023 626 4178

Email: workshop@boncourage.co.za

Trading Hours

Mon – Fri: 08H00 till 17H00

Sat. & P/H: 09H00 till 15H00

SUNDAYS: CLOSED

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.83819    Longatude: 19.93593

Bon Courage Wine State

Bon Courage Wine State

Local Agents

Vinimark Trading

Western Cape

Tel: 021 854 7260
Fax: 021 854 7291

Email: info@vinimark.co.za

Vinimark Trading

Port Elizabeth

Tel: +27 41 373 5547
Fax: +27 41 373 5582

Email: info@vinimark.co.za

Vinimark Trading

George

Tel: +27 44 873 4435
Fax: +27 44 873 4436

Email: info@vinimark.co.za

Vinimark Trading

Gauteng

Tel: +27 11 608 1750
Fax: +27 11 608 1770

Email: info@vinimark.co.za

Vinimark Trading

Nelspruit

Tel: +27 13 737 8960 / +27 13 737 8231
Fax: +27 86 672 5295 / +27 13 737 8959

Email: info@vinimark.co.za

Vinimark Trading

Kwazulu-Natal

Tel: +27 31 700 9170
Fax: +27 31 700 9169

Email: info@vinimark.co.za

Vinimark Trading

Free State

Tel: +27 23 626 6806
Fax: +27 23 626 3581

Email: info@vinimark.co.za

International Agents

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies

Sales and Administration Office | United Kingdom

Tel: 01780 755 810
Fax: 01780 482 721
Web: www.abswineagencies.co.uk

Seapride Foods

Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 774824811
Email: emma@seapridefoods.co.zw

Zambia
Tel: +260 9745 02857
Email: info@seapridefoods.co.zm

Blend Imports
Canada

Tel: 204 296 3061
Fax: 204 943 3960

Email: paul@blend-imports.com

Laithwaite's Wine

United Kingdom

Tel: 033 3014 8198
Fax: 033 3014 8216

Web: www.laithwaites.co.uk

Due'sVinhus

Denmark

Tel: +45 6221 0910
Email: duesvinhus@tdcadsl.dk

Web: www.duesvinhus.dk

Global Wineries nv

Belgium

Tel: +32 3326 8170
Fax: +32 3633 1320

Email: info@globalwineries.com

Isanga

Germany

Tel: 082 156 4544
Email: info@isanga.de
Web: www.isanga.de

Lamprecht International

Canada

Tel: 416 421 3908
Fax: 416 421 6963

Email: lamprechtinternational@rogers.com

Q&P Alco Merchant GmbH

Russia

Tel: +7 495 504 3487
Fax: +7 495 504 3477
Web: www.av.ru
Email: dkrasilnikov@azbukavkusa.ru

 

Netherlands

Tel: +31 7746 92147
Fax: +31 7746 31945
Website: www.wijntransport.nl
Email: bas@wijntransport.nl

 

Komnik & Frank CC

Namibia

Tel: +264 61222411
Fax: +264 61223585

Website: http://www.kfcc.com.na

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