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Two Gold Medals from the Michelangelo Wine Awards

Michelangelo wine awards gold medal wines from Weltevrede

Judged by a handpicked panel of judges from around the world, the Michelangelo International Wine Awards are a true highlight of the wine calendar. This year our wines took two gold medals.

The Weltevrede Bedrock Black Syrah 2015 is made from a single vineyard where the vines are rooted in solid rock. This results in very small grapes with intense flavour. The wine spent 18 months in first fill French Oak.

The grapes for the Weltevrede Philip Jonker Brut Entheos are hand-picked and pressed in small bunches. The wine matures on the lees for 18 to 24 months. This creates a pale coloured Cap Classique with a slight green tinge and a delicate stream of bubbles gliding to the surface. Enjoy it at its best on its own, or with oysters and sushi.

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Break Away to our Farm Stay

Weltevrede wine estate self-catering farm stay cottages

Our beautiful town of Bonnievale is really coming into its own as a getaway destination just 2 hours from Cape Town.
If you haven’t spent some relaxing time in our farm stay cottages, this summer is the perfect opportunity.

The four restored cottages on our farm are the perfect bases to explore the valley from, or to just while away a lazy day or two in the countryside.

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New Addition to WELTEVREDE 1912 Range

there is a new wine in the Weltevrede 1912 heritage series - the merlot cabernet sauvignon

The wine range that celebrates the people of Weltevrede now boasts a new addition – the WELTEVREDE 1912 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon.

This newly-released 2015 vintage joins the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in the WELTEVREDE 1912 range. The range celebrates a tradition of more than 100 years of family wine-making at Weltevrede.

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Support the Jakes Gerwel Entrepreneurial School

Construction on the Jakes Gerwel Entrepreneurial School is on schedule for a January 2018 opening. The school is mostly self-funded by the community and donations from the public.

The community of Bonnievale has tackled the chronic shortage of high schools in their area head-on, raising millions of Rands and partnering with the provincial education department to build a new school.

The Jakes Gerwel Entrepreneurial School in Bonnievale is just R3.5 million away from fully funding their first phase. The school has enrolled Gr. 8 learners, appointed teachers and building work is on schedule for a January 2018 opening! The school funding trust appeals to the public to support this remarkable project to improve the futures of thousands of our most vulnerable kids.

The project is our community’s answer to a crisis that exists throughout South Africa. A chronic shortage of high schools spells a bleak future for thousands of disadvantaged kids in rural areas. These kids would have had to travel to neighbouring towns for high school, making them much more likely to drop out altogether.

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New Wines in the SIMPLICITY Collection: Lemon Zest and Turkish Delight

New wines in the Weltevrede Estate Simplicity Collection, Lemon Zest and Turkish Delight

We’ve added two delightful new wines to our Simplicity collection: Lemon Zest unwooded chardonnay and Turkish Delight Rosé.

This collection is unpretentious, striking, fresh and relevant where the wines make sense simply by looking at the bottle. On the outside, the uncluttered, clear cut and stylish labels draw attention to these wines which have robust and bold flavours.

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2017: An Exceptional Harvest – ‘n Besonderse Oesjaar

2017 harvest at Weltevrede the Jonker Family Wine Estate

Philip Jonker, Weltevrede owner and winemaker, writes about the harvest 2017:

We initially suspected this would be a small harvest, since we expected smaller berries due to the dry season.
However, we’ve been able to have our cake and eat it! The harvest turned out to be larger than last year’s and we got perfectly healthy grapes thanks to dry conditions.

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Stay in our self-catering cottages

Need a stopover on your Summer holiday journey or looking for a weekend getaway destination? Our self-catering cottages could be just what you need. Read more ›

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Swing by for a unique experience

If you’re planning a visit to our valley, be sure not to miss the guided tour of our underground tunnels, a unique experience in timelessness.

It includes a wine tasting by candlelight in the cisterns that were built generations ago with stones brought up from the Breede River by donkey cart.

We’re a convenient detour off the N2 and Route 62, if you’re not in a hurry while travelling along these popular holiday routes. And if you’d like to make a weekend of it, consider staying in one of our self-catering cottages. Also have a look at all the great activities in Bonnievale and the Robertson Valley.

Booking for the underground tasting is essential, as it is a personal, guided experience. Just give us a call on +27 23 616 2141 to book.

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