Bondar Wines

South Australia | McLaren Vale

James' Review

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. The vineyard has been substantially reworked, and includes 10ha of shiraz, with smaller amounts of grenache, mataro, touriga, carignan, cinsaut and counoise. Exports to the UK, the US and China.


Winemaker Andre Bondar
Established 2013
Dozens 3000
Vineyards (area) 13.5 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Address Rayner Vineyard, 24 Twentyeight Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone 0147 888 553