The Bosman Family have been winegrowers in Wellington for 8 generations, their proud heritage forming the bedrock from which innovation and sustainability are a natural progression.
The Bosman family produced wine on the estate up until 1957 when the family turned their focus to their vine nursery, propagating cuttings (or “stokkies”) for the Cape Wine industry.
In 2007, 8th generation Petrus Bosman returned to the long-held family dream and released the first wines from their newly renovated 270-year-old cellar. Today, the descendants of Hermanus Bosman are proud custodians of his legacy devoted to responsible, handcrafted winemaking.
The cellar is part of Bosman Adama, an organisation that includes a plant improvement facility, which plays a major role in propagating new, healthy vines; and a vine nursery supplying “stokkies” (grafted cuttings) to grape farmers across the country. We can therefore track our wines right back to the mother plant in an unbroken chain of quality and care.
But this also means that there is sufficient work year round for everyone on the farm from the nursery, to the vineyards, to the cellar. To keep this momentum, we must invest in people and their potential, focussing on building a cohesive, sustainable community so that all may thrive and collectively create a valuable legacy.
We are dedicated to craft wine. Real wine produced by real people in limited quantity, from the new generation of natural winemakers to the classic high-end Burgundians. Sorry, no industrial wine here!
We are not just another Direct-to-Consumer website. Actually, we don't sell directly to consumers at all, as we believe selling wine is an art. We don't want to replace it, rather just make it easier, so you can focus on the art.
We believe the trade should be as fluid as wine. Processes, information and transactions should flow as a fine wine, in and out of a Zalto glass. That's where a Digital Platform can help.
For the wine market to be healthy, firstly it must take care of the producers. We believe that the trade should be fair and transparent, across all channels, from the producer to the final consumer.