Bondar is a family wine company making wines from McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Our home is the iconic Rayner Vineyard, which lies on the border of the Blewitt Springs and Seaview sub-regions of McLaren Vale. Our vision is to make wines that are lighter, brighter, more savoury, structured and intriguing… Different.
Bondar was named James Halliday's Best New Winery in his 2017 Australian Wine Companion, and has now reached (the highest) 5 red-star rating. Our wines have been awarded numerous 90+ scores from a range of critics and have picked up multiple trophies at the McLaren Vale Wine Shows. In 2018 and 2020 Andre Bondar was named one of the Top 50 Young Guns of Wine, and our Rayner Vineyard was listed in the top 50 vineyards of Australia in 2021 (YGOW).
“Marquee McLaren Vale vineyard now in the hands of some really good people, really good winemakers. It’s a very exciting proposition. The resulting wines, so far, short as the tenure has been, have been great.”
- Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
“There must be a bit of magic behind Bondar. All of the wines have an ethereal quality”
- Jane Faulkner, James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
“Bondar is certainly a name worth becoming familiar with.”
- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the McLaren Vale region. We recognise that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today. We acknowledge that the land that we now take care at Bondar Wines is part of the traditional lands of the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their country.