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  • Fresh & Fruity

    Summer is hot and hot equals fun with friends and family! It is also known as ‘White Wine Drinking Time’ and now WE have the perfect WHITE to enjoy with the people you love! So, without further ado we are proud to present ROSENDAL CHENIN BLANC 2013! Our award-winning winemaker, […]
  • 100% Lady in Red

    It is our privilege to welcome another new lady to the Rosendal family of award-winning wines … we introduce to you RESERVE HILLTOP SHIRAZ 2012!!! This Shiraz has a bright but intense crimson hue.  The nose shows attractive notes of pepper spice and smoked game that leads to blackcurrant, wild […]
  • The Lady in White Delights!

    Yes, the Summer is Magic and so is Rosendal’s NEW Lady!  We are very proud to introduce you to the latest addition of our great family … BARONY CECILE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013!! She’s the perfect white to enjoy during your Hot & Happy Holidays! This wine’s NOSE is alive with […]
  • Rosendal Entertains Salesforce.com

    The Holiday Inn in Sandton, Gauteng, recently saw Rosendal Winery entertain all at Salesforce.com‘s exclusive Cheese and Wine Evening. This was the company’s annual gathering in South Africa and provided executive leaders of RSA’s top companies with the perfect networking opportunity. Salesforce.com is a leader in enterprise cloud computing with […]
  • Risotto & Rosendal Syrah

    David Godin, Head Chef at Rosendal Restaurant, shares 1 of his indulgent secret recipes that pairs perfectly with Rosendal Syrah 2011 … Enjoy!  Ingredients 1tbsp of butter 2 tbsp Marbrin olive oil 250g mixed chestnut and button mushrooms, sliced 3 shallots/onions, finely diced 1 fat garlic clove, finely diced 350g risotto rice 200ml white […]
  • Rosendal Syrah 2011 Shines

    Harvested by hand from vineyards in the Hemel and Aarde Valley close to Hermanus, the 100% Syrah fruit had a slower and more even ripening process due to winds bringing regular cool mist and overcast conditions – a more ‘temperate’ climate. The weather however did have a considerable impact on […]
  • ROSENDAL ROSE TO THE TOP

    Following in the footsteps of the 2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards, Rosendal Winery was at the top of its game at this year’s Veritas Awards. The much acclaimed RESERVE HILLTOP MERLOT 2011 was crowned with GOLD and the BARONY AUGUST CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 with BRONZE. Rosendal’s wines are HANDCRAFTED and […]
  • Rosendal Rose to the Awards

    It is with great pleasure to announce that Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat’s wine delivered yet again at the 17th Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2013! “The Michelangelo competition offers value to their entrants,” said Lorraine Immelman, founder and owner of the Awards, adding that “it provides a platform for local […]
  • Ladies Delight in Chocolate & Wine

    The 14th Annual Women in Business Conference was recently held at the Pavilion Conference Centre in Cape Town, and Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat had the privilege to showcase its divine offerings to all attendees – Guesthouse, Restaurant, Spa … and Wine! This signature event celebrates the achievements of businesswomen […]
  • The Google Car Cam?

    Isn’t technology just amazing? Today you can literally sit, stand, stroll or swim anywhere you want across the globe, and still be in contact with anybody, at any time and place! No hassle, no fuss. Connecting with the world around us became even better when Google Maps was first launched […]
  • Norway Feasts with Rosendal Wines

    During the months of June and July Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat’s owner and MD, Geir Tellefsen, visited his home country,  Norway, to promote Rosendal Wines. For the 3rd year running the Rosendal Wine Festival was held at the remarkable Kokkeplassen Farm in Geir’s hometown Arendal, with 150 guests attending […]
  • Eat, Drink and be Merry

    Rosendal Winery and Wellness Retreat had the privilege to entertain wine tasters from far and wide at this years Wacky Wine Festival. The fiesta saw Rosendal’s Wine Valley transformed into a celebration of note, and with Wacky celebrating its 10 birthday there was no better way to have a bit of […]
  • So, how much do you know about wine?

    Or should the question be: How much SHOULD you know about wine? Well, that has a very easy answer: Exactly as much as is fun! At Rosendal we know that to enjoy wine, you simply have to drink some. It’s not like you have to be a gourmet to appreciate […]
  • Pairing Wine with Salad

    Salads are synonymous with summer dining. After the endless winter months of soup, bread and comforting stews, our bodies (and especially our hips) start craving fresh and fabulous salads. But pairing your favourite glass of vino with a bowl of gourmet greens can be tricky. Try pairing individual and stand-out […]
  • Wine Fact or Fiction?

    What are Wine Diamonds? Ever drink a glass of wine and find little crystals at the bottom? These are “wine diamonds,” and they are not a sign of bad quality – they have been helping to preserve your wine! Wine diamonds are potassium bitartrate crystals (or cream of tartar) and […]
  • Wine Fact or Fiction?

    Can a glass of red wine during dinner aid digestion? The potential of red wine to protect against heart disease usually tends to get all the attention when we hear about the health benefits of this elixir. But recent studies might prove that wine can be good for your gut […]
  • Recipe: Lemony Scallop, Asparagus and Orzo Salad With Rosendal Sauvignon Blanc 2012

    750g  sea scallops  1 bunch of asparagus, quartered and steamed. 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta) 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup Rosendal Sauvignon Blanc 2012 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Heat a medium saucepan over […]
  • Rosendal Winery's Premium Beach House!

    Geir and Sissel Tellefsen, the owners of Rosendal Winery and Guest House are now offering their private beach house for guests to enjoy. Situated in the small shoreline town of Scarborough, this quaint and beautiful retreat sleeps 4 and has plenty of space in its open living environment. It also […]
  • Quality of Bag in box wine

    I have long been a sceptic for Bag-in-box wine, while the sales are going through the roof of this specific packaging method for Scandinavia – will Rosendal only next year launch its first BIB product. Scandinavians love pickled herrings, woolen sweaters and bag-in-a-box wines. The rest of the world isn’t quite so […]
  • Wine to those under 30 – the Millennials!

    There is so much movement of how our younger generation wants to buy and drink wine. Connectivity to brand, price and message is more important than ever to this group of wine enthusiasts. They drink wine more often, experiment with different brands, eat at upscale restaurants, and are attracted by […]
  • Rosendal and Lindt chocolate and wine experience this christmas!

    Just finishing off a fantastic Shiraz bearing the name of my sister Heidi, and then trying this with the Lindt Chili chocolate – I just knew it had to be a new combo coming up! This christmas you can order two bottles of Rosendal wine with matching Lindt chocolate’s – […]
  • More Rosendal wine to reach the Norwegian shore!

    The small family business of Rosendal winery in South Africa is on the way to land a several new products for the Norwegian market. The sister of Geir, the owner of Rosendal, Heidi, is the importer in Norway. With a fantastic passion for Rosendal, South Africa and wine, is she […]
  • Passion fruit, fig and bell pepper – thats our new premium Sauvginon!

    Our new Sauvignon represent much of what farmers in Sancerre are looking for year after year. The wine is alive with passion fruit, bell-pepper and green fig minerality. It is dressed in a pale straw colour with a light green edge.  Subtle hints of grass ads to the wine’s complexity […]
  • Outstanding food at Rosendal this summer!

    Executive chef David Godin has after months of experimenting in the kitchen, launched the Rosendal summer menu 2012. It is a fantastic a-la-carte which focus on the simple things in life – what we remember from our childhood, combine that with one of SA’s leading kitchen team – and yes, […]
  • Ruby Grapefruit and Prawn Noodle Salad with Rosendal Sauvignon Blanc

    800g medium prawns intact, deveined 1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tsp finely grated ruby grapefruit rind 375g pkt rice noodles, prepared and drained 85g (11/2 cups) trimmed bean sprouts 1 carrot, peeled, cut into matchsticks 1 cucumber, seeded, cut into matchsticks 2/3 cup fresh coriander leaves […]
  • Robertson a great country Golf destination

    Surrounded by the rolling Langeberg mountains in the Breede River Valley and bordered by vineyards and orchards, the new 18-hole Robertson golf course on the Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate opened for play in 2010. It is the only 18-hole golf course in the beautiful ‘Valley of Wine and Roses’. Described […]