Heritage Wines

“My great-grandfather was the first to plant vineyards in this area. Today these vines are still anchored deeply in the heart of Weltevrede Estate. One of his vineyards is more than 80 years old and five generations of Jonkers have already have tasted the fruit from these same vines.”

– Philip Jonker

Oupa se Wyn

Story
Planted in 1926, these bush vines are frail, but still offer their crop every year. A Red Muscadel made from the ancient vines, Red Muscadel and Muscat du Hambourg. This is the only vineyard in South Africa to be declared a Conservation Worthy Property by the Board for National Monuments. The label of Oupa se wyn (Grandfather’s wine) bears a picture of Klaas Jonker, the founder of Weltevrede and great-grandfather of current owner, Philip Jonker.

Style
Brick coloured dessert wine with rich, musky flavours of ripe cherries and raisins. Fortified and full sweet.

Vintage
2011

Analysis
Alc. 16% RS 169g/l TS 4.1g/l

Food
Blue cheese, venison pie and chocolate. Serve well chilled.

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Ouma se Wyn

Story
Old Muscat de Frontignan vines are used to make this wine. Grapes are picked at full ripeness and experience handed down from generation to generation is used to craft Ouma se wyn (Grandmother’s wine). The picture on the label is that of current owner Philip Jonker’s grandmother, Lisbeth Jonker.

Style
Bright golden colour and intense aromas, reminding those who knew her of ouma Lisbeth Jonker’s sweets drawer. Fragrances of citrus blossoms and honey fill the room. It is full sweet but finishes with a beautiful elegance.

Vintage
2012

Analysis
Alc. 16.4% RS 198g/l TS 3.7g/l

Food
Patés, orange chocolate, fruit tarts and other desserts. Try it as welcome drink in a flute glass on crushed ice, with a wedge of lemon and ginger.

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