Founded in 2013, Bondar is the vision of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly. Their home is the Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. The estate is comprised of plantings of dry-grown Grenache (up to 50 years old) and dry-grown Shiraz (up to 70 years old), with bush vine Grenache, bush vine Mourvedre, Carignan, Touriga, Counoise, Cinsault, and Sagrantino all more recent additions. Stylistically, Bondar is Andre and Selina’s take on McLaren Vale fruit through the lens of cool climate experiences from the Northern Rhone to the Adelaide Hills.
RAYNER VINEYARD || This highly regarded property in McLaren Vale spans around 20 hectares, with about three-quarters of that acreage planted to vine. It’s situated on the border of the Blewitt Springs and Beautiful View (Seaview) sub-regions, which provides valuable blending options as each sub-region performs differently depending on vintage conditions.