Bon Cap Organic Wines
Seven generations of our family have lived on this farm. Growing grapes since the late 1920’s Bon Cap Organic Wine Cellar produced its first wines in 2002, the same year the farm received full organic status. The first part of the winery was formerly a tractor shed; we added open cement fermenters, a cooling system, pumps, stainless steel tanks, barrels and premium quality grapes. Even with these changes, we could barely cope with a capacity of 80 tons in 2002. As a result the newly rebuilt winery was added in 2003, we now have the capacity to handle 450 tons. Our latest addition is a dry storage room, a laboratory and an ageing room for bottled wines. Despite our modern cellar, we still believe in the traditional 'hands-on' approach - we harvest before dusk and the grapes are destemmed and fermented as whole berries. We are not only dedicated to the production of excellent quality wines but also to offering it at affordable prices. We believe in a personal business relationship approach when dealing with our clients and international agents. Organic philosophy: Sustainable farming is a worldwide concern among people who care about the health of their families and the environment. One solution to the problem is organic farming. Organic crops are grown in harmony with nature and strict international regulations prohibit the use of any chemical products such as pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, weed killers, etc. Our family has been farming organically for years; from the start we could see the benefit to the soil. In 1999, Bon Cap decided to apply for international certification and received full organic status from SGS in 2002. When buying produce that claims to be organic, ensure that it has organic certification by looking for the organic logo and registration number on the product. Certification guarantees that the farm and products are monitored and audited by the certifying companies on an annual basis.