Bon Courage Wine Estate – the star of the show at the 2019 Novare SA Terroir Awards…

Bon Courage Wine Estate – the star of the show at the 2019 Novare SA Terroir Awards

Bon Courage Estate lies at the heart of the picturesque Robertson valley – often referred to as the valley of wine and roses – and home to some of South Africa’s finest wines.  Bon Courage’s laurels not only lie in its locally and internationally acclaimed selection of fine wines, but also in the continued premium quality and consistency of its wide range brought on by the diverse terroir that characterises the estate. Their versatility is vast contributing factor to their consistent performance in various wine competitions.

The Bon Courage Manor House & the Bruwer grandchildren

A family affair – the stately Cape Dutch homestead dates back to 1818. The estate has enjoyed the attention and dedication of four generations of the Bruwer family since 1927.  It is this team consisting of father, André and his sons, Jacques and Pieter, their family values, dedication and passion that have remained the secret to Bon Courage’s success.

Bon Courage Cellar Master, Jacques Bruwer

Cellar Master, Jacques Bruwer’s daughter and André’s eldest granddaughter, Ingé, qualified as a winemaker in 2018 and is looking to join the team soon after she has gained valuable experience abroad.

The Bon Courage Inkará wine range is the brainchild of Jacques and the name is derived from the names of his three children, Ingé, Karli and André and pays tribute to the 4th generation of Bruwer’s.

2019 Bon Courage Lady of the House Pinotage Rosé

The Estate’s success has also been a major contributing influence in establishing the Robertson Wine Valley as one of the top wine routes in South Africa.

Bon Courage Wine Estate, was named the top performer at the recently held Novare SA Terroir Awards with no less than three national winners and two trophies.

The three national winners were the 2019 Bon Courage André’s Fame Colombard,
2011 Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs Cap Classique and the dry
2019 Bon Courage Lady of the House Pinotage Rosé.

Bon Courage Andre’s Fame Colombard

Several wines from the estate scored top points, resulting in Bon Courage being awarded two trophies – Novare Trophy for SA’s Top Terroir Producer and Novare Trophy for SA’s Top Terroir Wine Estate.

For this competition only wines certified as single-vineyard wines, estate-produced, or wines from a ward or district not divided into more than one ward, may participate.  With a 25% increase in entries, Bon Courage is truly proud of this achievement.

“For a wine from the Estate to be selected as top in the country is a huge honour –  for us to have received three such awards is beyond what words can express,” says Bon Courage Cellar Master, Jacques Bruwer.

2011 Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs Cap Classique

The Robertson wine producing area (Klaasvoogds/Goedemoed), clinched a rather special trophy – the area won the Novare Trophy for SA’s Top Terroir Wine Area with a combined total of 5 top national winning wines.

For more information contact Bon Courage at 023 626 4178 or

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Based on information from Yolandi de Wet PR


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