Bondar

Best New Winery 2017 - Halliday Wine Companion
5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

"We are a little family wine company making wines from our favourite regions McLaren vale and Adelaide Hills. Our home is the iconic Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. We want to make wines that are lighter, brighter, more savoury, structured and intriguing. Different." - Bondar

"Husband and wife Selina Kelly and Andre Bondar began a deliberately unhurried journey in 2009, which culminated in the purchase of the celebrated Rayner Vineyard post-vintage '13. Andre had been a winemaker at Nepenthe wines for 7 years, and Selina had recently completed a law degree, but was already somewhat disillusioned about the legal landscape. They changed focus, and began to look for a vineyard capable of producing great shiraz. The Rayner Vineyard had all the answers, a ridge bisecting the land, Blewitt Springs sand on the eastern side, and the Seaview, heavier clay loam soils over limestone on the western side. They are continuing to close-plant counoise, and mataro, carignan and cinsaut will follow. An Adelaide Hills Syrah is in their sights." - James Halliday

  • Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2020

    Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    FRESHNESS AND FLAVOUR IN SPADES. A DEFINING, BARGAIN MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ

      "Hand-picked fruit from 65+ year old vines planted on our Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale.  This wine pays homage to the Bondar style with fragrance and a lightness of touch. We used whole bunches and extended time on skins, which...

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  • Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Shiraz 2019

    Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS! REAL REVIEW 95 POINTS!

      "Despite the heat spikes of a warm year, the sandy blocks across the vineyard thrived. A cool finish to the season, providing perk. All things done right: picking window, use of whole bunches (20%) and a long extraction. Mostly older wood. A...

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  • Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2020

    Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "The articulation of this exalted site in such deft hands elevates Bondar into the top-tier. Limited to the likes of Thistledown, Yangarra, Samson Tall and Beckett. Now, these guys. Planted in 1970. Hand picked. Ambient ferment with 20% bunches...

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  • Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2019

    Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    GRENACHE IS THE HERO OF THIS BLEND, WITH BONDAR'S TRADEMARK FRESHNESS, AROMATICS AND JUICINESS.   "This wine brings together traditional friends Grenache (88%), Shiraz (6%) and Mataro (3%) with just a tiny touch of Counoise and Carignan...

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  • Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2019

    Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    A BRIGHT AND DELICATE GRENACHE, DRIVEN BY RASPBERRY AND OLD VINE COMPLEXITY   "Sourced from our tiny 0.7ha block of 48-year old Grenache vines, planted in sand on our Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. The lowest-yielding vines were hand-picked,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    A REFRESHING, FRAGRANT, MEDIUM-BODIED SHIRAZ, MADE WITH AN APPROACH TO EASY DRINKABILITY  "Hand-picked fruit from 65+ year old vines planted on our Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. This wine pays homage to the Bondar style with fragrance and a...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 97 POINTS!   "A complex wine, but there's no suggestion of its fruit being compromised by winemaker's thumbprints. It has perfect balance and a freshness to the white peach, melon and grapefruit flavours. The finish and...

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    $33.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    James Halliday 97 Points! "The fabulous deep violet colour wasn't the inspiration for the name of the wine, but the glove fits. It is medium to full-bodied, overflowing with flavour, yet has a studied elegance. Oak and tannins provide the texture and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    95 POINTS- HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2020!   "JUNTO (Spanish, Portuguese): 'Together' This wine brings together traditional friends Grenache (70%), Shiraz (20%) and Mataro (9%) with just a tiny touch of Counoise dropped in the mix (let’s call...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!   "Bondar’s aim is to produce bright, pretty Grenache, largely by earlier picking – which was easy in the cool ’17 vintage, but more difficult in ’18. A raspberry, cherry-accented bouquet, the...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    “A blend of vinification approaches for specific blocks and parcels, all from the estate. Scented with dark spiced and dark fruits – fruits that drive the palate, initially dense, then lifting on the finish, illuminating what’s gone before, From the...

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    $29.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 93 Points! "Grenache, shiraz and mataro are brought together here, with various parcels seeing various winemaking techniques, including whole bunches and longer macerations and all sorts. A lot of the fruit comes off Bondar’s own Rayner...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 92 Points!“Adelaide Hills chardonnay grown at 400 metres. Fermented wild. Matured in French oak, 20% new, for nine months prior to bottling. Some malo, some not. It’s light-ish in some ways but it’s ever-so-attractive. Lemon, nectarine and...

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