Our Wines

“My vision is for the wines of Weltevrede is to be a pure expression of the terroir in which it is rooted. Our wines should have personality dictated by the soil. It should have a sense of place.”

– Philip Jonker

PHILIP JONKER BRUT

Commitment, a smile, honesty, friendship, the energy of spontaneous laughter, integrity, a circle of friends, trust, to have fun, to forgive, to dream, to live, to love, and be loved.

– Philip Jonker

Entheos | Chardonnay – Pinot Noir

Enthusiasm. Inspired. Ardor. Fervor. Fire. Passion.

Story
Entheos is a 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir blend. The grapes are picked riper to show richness and attractive fruit at an earlier stage. The wine is matured on lees for up to three years.

Style
Lively mousse, creamy biscuit on the palate and long aftertaste. A vibrant Cap Classique to celebrate every day.

Analysis
Alc 12,5% RS 5g/l TS 6.8g/l

Food
On its own or with oysters, sushi and most light canapés.

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The Ring | Blanc de Blancs

“I met Lindelize while studying to become a winemaker. My debut wine was a Cap Classique of which I popped the first cork at my wedding with my barefoot bride under an old oak tree in the Karoo. The Ring is a constant reminder of this bond of love.”

– Philip Jonker

Story
100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs style. Ripe, limey citrus, hints of honey and creamy lees characters are elegantly woven together to create a complex, yet elegant style. Two to three years on lees.

Style
Delicate bubble, hearty expression of ripe lemons and honey.

Analysis
Alc. 16.4%
RS 9.4g/l
TS 3.7g/l

Food
With salmon, oysters and flavourful canapés.

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SIMPLICITY

Who said wine needs to be complicated to be utterly inspiring?

choCMint Cabernet Sauvignon

Story
Instead of providing lengthy descriptions about a multifaceted wine, we decided to simply capture its essence and highlight a prominent characteristic in the name, Chocmint. So we created this juicy Cabernet Sauvignon with a smooth finish with a clear-cut, simple and identifiable label.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Oak aging for 3 months results in a Cabernet with good depth, but still soft and smooth.

Tasting Notes
The colour is deep purple. On the nose you get prominent notes of ripe cherries, blackpepper and mint. The mid-palate is juicy with intense flavours of plums, pomegranate, mint and a pleasant dry finish of black pepper and dark chocolate.

Aging Potential
5 years

Vintage
2014

Analysis
Alc 14 % RS 8.5 g/l TS 5.2 g/l

Food to Match
Very versatile with food. This Cabernet goes well with braai meats, steak, meaty pastas, smoked chicken and pork.

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Vanilla Chardonnay

Story
Over the years, while tasting through Chardonnay barrels in our underground cellar, we came upon some barrels displaying the most attractive vanilla notes. Our curiosity led us on a journey, exploring the source of this distinctive vanilla profile, and the seed was sown to capture this enchanting essence in a bottle.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Vines are nestled in broken shale soil and Chardonnay grapes with peachy flavours are selected for good flavour intensity. Carefully selected oak is chosen for the months of maturation. White oak roasted at specific temperatures releases vanillin which marries with the tropical Chardonnay fruit to push the vanilla-like flavours to the front.

Tasting Notes
The colour is pale yellow. On the nose you get a combination of fruits like melon, mango, peach, pineapple and passion-fruit with butterscotch, crème brulee and a distinct note of Vanilla. On the palate you get peaches, a touch of zesty lime and a pleasant, lingering flavour of Vanilla to finish off with.

Vintage
2013

Aging Potential
2 years

Analysis
Alc 11.5%
RS 7 g/l
TS 6 g/l

Food to Match
Enjoy this wine with friends to see if they can recognize the Vanilla flavour. Bacon and papaya salad, seafood dishes, lemon and herb chicken dishes.

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Cherrychoc Merlot

Story
Instead of providing lengthy descriptions about a multifaceted wine, we decided to simply capture its essence and highlight a prominent characteristic in the name, Cherrychoc. So we created this bold Merlot with a smooth finish with a clear-cut, simple and identifiable label.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Vines are nestled in broken shale rocks on a south-facing slope. The small berries are filled with intense flavours of cherries and mulberries when they enter the cellar. Gentle pressing ensures that we get the best juice and we still make use of the punch down method for colour extraction, while the wine ferments in open fermentation tanks.

Tasting Notes
The colour is deep red. On the nose you get prominent notes of ripe cherries and chocolate. The mid-palate is chunky with intense flavours of cherries, plums, bitter espresso and a pleasant, dry finish of black pepper and dark chocolate.

Vintage
2012

Aging Potential
5 years

Analysis
Alc 13.5%
RS 6 g/l
TS 5.3 g/l

Food to Match
Very versatile with food. This Merlot goes well with braai meats, steak, meaty pastas, smoked chicken and pork.

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Trop!co Sauvignon Blanc

Story
In South Africa the two predominant styles of Sauvignon Blanc are the green style and the tropical style. The green style shows flavours of asparagus and green pepper and is quite herbaceous. The tropical style shows flavours of passion fruit, pineapple and guava. With Tropico we select Sauvignon Blanc that show as much tropical flavours as possible.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Made to show as much Tropical flavour as possible.

Tasting Notes
The colour is a pale yellow with a slight green tinge. On the nose you get prominent notes of guava and passion fruit. Lovely mouthfeel with flavours of passion fruit, guava and pineapple with a crisp, clean finish.

Vintage
2012

Aging Potential
2 years

Analysis
Alc 12.5%
RS 5 g/l
TS 6.4 g/l

Food to Match
Enjoy it with light roasted chicken dishes, seafood or summer salads.

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Cigarbox Shiraz

Story
Instead of providing lengthy descriptions about a multifaceted wine, we decided to simply capture its essence and highlight a prominent characteristic in the name, Cigarbox. So we created this bold Shiraz with a smooth finish with a clear-cut, simple and identifiable label.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Vines are nestled in broken shale rocks on a south-facing slope. The small berries are filled with intense flavours of cherries and mulberries when they enter the cellar. Gentle pressing ensures that we get the best juice and we still make use of the punch down method for colour extraction, while the wine ferments in open fermentation tanks.

Tasting Notes
The colour is deep red. On the nose you get nuances of plum, violets, cloves and tabacco. The mid-palate is juicy with prominent flavours of black cherries and dark chocolate and a long finish of red berries and espresso.

Vintage
2012

Aging Potential
5 years

Analysis
Alc 13.5%
RS 4 g/l
TS 5.1 g/l

Food to Match
Very versatile with food. This Shiraz goes well with braai meats, steak, meaty pastas, smoked chicken, pork and of course biltong.

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Turkish Delight

Story
Gewurztraminer is a very expressive, fragrant cultivar and one of it’s most bespoke flavours is Turkish Delight. In this vintage we blended Gewurz with a small quantity of Shiraz to give you a semi-sweet rose with a pleasant dry finish.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Two unlikely cultivars blended together to form a delightful Semi-Sweet Rose.

Tasting Notes
The colour is a light pink. On the nose you get Litchi, Rose Petals, and Candy Floss. Light mouthfeel with flavours of Litchi, Strawberries and Turkish Delight.

Vintage
2017

Aging Potential
2 years

Analysis
Alc 12.5%a
RS 40 g/l
TS 5 g/l

Food to Match
Enjoy it with curry dishes or on it’s own.

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Lemon Zest Chardonnay

Story
Weltevrede is known for world class Chardonnay. So exploring all different styles of this noble cultivar is a must. Lemon Zest is a great start for anyone exploring the Chardonnay cultivar. It’s lively and fresh without the traditional heaviness of over extracted oaked Chardonnays.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Chardonnay from the Robertson Wine Valley has distinct Citrus undertones.

Tasting Notes
The colour is a pale yellow with a slight green tinge. On the nose you get prominent notes of grapefruit, Passion fruit and Lemon peel. Light mouthfeel with flavours of grapefruit, pineapple and limes and a crisp, dry finish.

Vintage
2017

Aging Potential
2 years

Analysis
Alc 12.5%a
RS 2 g/l
TS 5 g/l

Food to Match
Enjoy it with light roasted chicken dishes, seafood or summer salads.

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WELTEVREDE 1912

Passion for vineyards spanning over more than 100 years.

Weltevrede 1912 Chardonnay

The Story
what exactly it is that makes this patch of land so special. We realized that the Weltevrede terroir equation includes more than our ancient geology and specific climate, it also includes those people who have lived here and worked this land for more than a century. We honour these people, their hard work and values, their dreams and passions and preferences.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Small production of carefully selected grapes. Fermentation in French Oak barrel. No malolactic fermentation. Skin contact with battonage once a week. French oak matured fo 6 months.line

Tasting Notes
A light golden colour. On the nose you get an intense mixture of dried mango, ripe white pear and ginger. The palate reveals bright flavours of ripe lemons and dried mango with a chalky finish.

Vintage
2015

Aging Potential
5 years

Analysis
Alc 0 % RS 0 g/l TS 0g/l

Food to Match
Thai food, lemon and olive oil infused fish and most other seafood dishes.

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Weltevrede 1912 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Story
Passing the 100 year history mark of family winemaking at Weltevrede we took time to reflect what exactly it is that makes this patch of land so special. We realized that the Weltevrede terroir equation includes more than our ancient geology and specific climate, it also includes those people who have lived here and worked this land for more than a century. We honour these people, their hard work and values, their dreams and passions and preferences.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Small production of carefully selected grapes. Fermentation in French Oak barrel. No malolactic fermentation. Skin contact with battonage once a week. French oak matured fo 6 months.

Tasting Notes
A deep purple colour. On the nose you get an intense mixture of berries and pepper. The palate reveals Blue-and Blackberries, pomegranate and white pepper with a long smokey finish.

Vintage
2014

Aging Potential
10 years

Analysis
Alc 13 % RS 01.0 g/l TS 7.2 g/l

Food to Match
Rosemary Lamb Chops, Leg of Lamb or Mature Fillet

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Weltevrede 1912 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

The Story
Passing the 100 year history mark of family winemaking at Weltevrede we took time to reflect what exactly it is that makes this patch of land so special. We realized that the Weltevrede terroir equation includes more than our ancient geology and specific climate, it also includes those people who have lived here and worked this land for more than a century. We honour these people, their hard work and values, their dreams and passions and preferences.

Viticulture and Winemaking
Small production of carefully selected grapes. Fermentation in French Oak barrel. No malolactic fermentation. Skin contact with battonage once a week. French oak matured fo 6 months.

Tasting Notes
A deep red colour. On the nose you get an intense mixture of Cranberry, Pomegranate and tobacco. The palate reveals youngberry, red cherries, plums and black pepper with a long smokey finish.

Vintage
2015

Aging Potential
10 years

Analysis
Alc 13.88 % RS 3.8 g/l TS 6.6 g/l

Food to Match
Rosemary Lamb Chops, Leg of Lamb or Mature Fillet

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TERROIR ESTATE

“I know the soil of Weltevrede. I grew up playing in it, as did my father and his father before him, ever since my great-grandfather bought this land in 1912. He was obviously well satisfied with the soil and climate, our terroir, and named it Weltevrede. I like to think that when God created all his favourite places in the world, He took the off-cuts and made this beautiful valley. the diversity of soils we are blessed with form a patchwork of terroir that leads you to the discovery of a small piece of Burgundy, a little bit of Champagne, some Alsace, some Sancerre…”

– Philip Jonker

Place of Rocks | Chardonnay

Story
Rooted in broken shale rock slopes, these Chardonnay vines bear fruit with juicy elegance and lively, lime-like flavours. The wine expresses its origin in a unique oyster shell minerality.

Style
Intense and focused, many describe this one as Chablis-like. A tighter style with a beautiful, feminine elegance and lingering aftertaste.

Vintage
2013

Analysis
Alc 13.5%
RS 3.0g/l
TS 6.6g/l

Food
Green curries, lemon and herb chicken and tasty seafood.

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Bedrock Black | Syrah

Story
On almost solid rock on the outskirts of Weltevrede Estate these vines push their roots into the cracks in the bedrock. The vineyard yields bunches withtiny berries of pitch black colour and compact concentration of flavour.

Style
This Bedrock Black Syrah fills the mouth with black fruit flavours, dark chocolate, pepper and soft ripe tanins.

Vintage
2012

Analysis
Alc 14.9%
RS 4.0g/l
TS 5.0g/l

Food
Pepper steak prepared on open fire, hearty stews and venison.

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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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