Category: Family Wine Farming

2015 – A Harvest to Remember

Philip Jonker, owner and wine maker at Weltevrede, writes: “2015 is a year to remember, one of those vintages that remind me why it is such a pleasure making wine. The grapes started ripening early and developed consistently. We had

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Oesjaar 2015 ‘n hoogtepunt

Philip Jonker, eienaar en wynmaker van Weltevrede, skryf: “2015 is ‘n onthou-jaar, een van daardie oesjare wat my herinner waarom dit so lekker is om wyn te maak. Die druiwe het vroeg begin ryp raak en konstant goeie ontwikkeling getoon.

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More Bling for The Ring

  We are proud to announce that Phillip Jonker’s Brut, The Ring, has attracted yet another gold award, this time a double gold in the Vitis Vinifera Awards. The Vitis Vinifera awards are driven by the consumer and aims to commend more

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Let’s Klink!

Have you cast your vote for Weltevrede in the category, Heritage – An award for most Welcoming Cellar Door Experience? The Klink Awards for 2014 is well underway and with your vote, Weltevrede stands the chance of winning. Here’s what

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Inspired by heritage

With Heritage Month coming up, we’re sharing a translated passage from Lourens Jonker’s autobiography Weltevrede. In this section of the book, originally published in Afrikaans, he is describing his childhood in the 1940’s: “During the war Italian prisoners of war

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Easy does it, with Robertson Slow!

From 8 – 10 August, join Weltevrede and the Jonker family in celebrating this years’ 7th Robertson Slow Festival with the Robertson Wine Valley. You can expect things to go extremely slow! Enjoy the diversity of a Chardonnay experience with the

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Honours from Flightsite

We’re very pleased to have made’s list of 10 of the best wine estates outside of the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Apart from mentioning us with some very esteemed peers, they also had very kind words for our wines, our

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2014 Harvest – The challenges continue

Phillip Jonker writes: “2014 is a spinner. Few things make sense. Vineyard block records and history is of little value and we have to constantly think on our feet. Late blocks ripen early and earlier blocks later. The Cabernet is

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Die storie van ‘n wynpionier

Die verskyning van sy outobiografie het pas vir Lourens Jonker die kroon gespan op twee uitsonderlike jare. Sy boek ‘Weltevrede’ het in Desember 2013 verskyn, ‘n verdere hoogtepunt in die jaar waarin hy en Annamarie hul 50ste huweliksherdenking gevier het.

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100 Years of Family Wine Farming

Every year at Weltevrede is memorable for some marked reason, be it early years of great toiling, or of great harvests, significant occasions and beautifully ageing wines. The year 2012, however, would be exceptionally remembered for the incredible pleasure of

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