A TIMELESS TASTE OF AFRICA
In her latest endeavour, Queen B has also become the first black woman to become a member of the Cap Classique Producers Association.
“The House of BNG has been a passion project of mine for a long time. It’s no secret that champagne is my favourite drink, so getting the chance to make my own MCC was an opportunity I couldn’t miss out on!” says Bonang of her latest venture.
Known as the “Champagne Queen”, Bonang made a specific decision to make an MCC with Cape grapes rather than a champagne (made from region-specific French grapes) and the House of BNG (which is an acronym for Bonang) was born.
Over two years in the making, the House of BNG involved the careful crafting of a truly unique blend by acclaimed Cape Wine Master Jeff Grier, selecting the finest grapes from across the renowned Stellenbosch wine-producing region. To suit her taste preferences, Bonang also collaborated in the creative process, from advising on the balance between bitter and sweet to the size of the bubbles.
“Creating not one, but two products that would carry Bonang’s name was always going to be a challenge, but working so closely with her over the two year period has been a magical journey. Taking cues from Bonang herself, the Brut Rosé and Brut MCCs embody her spirit of vibrancy and optimism from their colour through to the bouquet and palate. It was wonderful to work with someone who knows exactly what she wants,” says Jeff Grier.