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Wine for Madiba

Wine for Madiba Wine for Madiba: Weltevrede Wine Estate had the honour of making a very significant wine for the 94th birthday of Mr Nelson Mandela in 2012. Seven years before that event, the dream was born when seven ancient vines were discovered in the prison garden...

Edge of Life Fund

Edge of Life Fund Edge of Life Fund: There is a gap to be bridged to those who need us. We can quote statistics of crime, like gangsterism, rape, theft, abuse and addiction to alcohol. We can quote statistics of poverty and joblessness, the need for the basics. Some...

Ugandan Nuns Making Wine

Ugandan Nuns Making Wine Ugandan Nuns Making Wine: They came from a place called Mbarara in Uganda. The Switzerland of Africa some say. They belong to a family of sisters called the Poor Clares. Decades ago French monks planted vines in the garden of their monastery...

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...

Two Gold Medals from the Michelangelo Wine Awards

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...

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