Harvest 2017 / Parstyd 2017

Philip Jonker, Weltevrede owner and wine-maker, writes:

“The 2017 harvest follows another dry summer. A dry year usually means smaller berries and more intense flavour. If I look back over the years it was always the dryer years that stood out with smaller harvests, but beautiful quality. This year’s grapes are still 100% healthy and the flavours of the fermenting tanks very pure. So far we’ve finished harvesting the base wines for Cap Classique as well as the Chardonnay for the Woolworths Chardonnay (unwooded). It is too early in the season to risk and opinion about the 2017 vintage, but so far so very good.”

Philip Jonker, eienaar en wynmaker van Weltevrede, skryf:

“Die parsseisoen van 2017 volg op nog ‘n droë somer. ‘n Droë jaar het gewoonlik kleiner korrels tot gevolg en hoër geurintensiteit. As ek terugkyk oor die jare is dit altyd die droër jare wat uitgestaan het met kleiner oeste, maar mooi kwaliteit. Die druiwe van 2017 is nog 100% gesond en die geure van die gistende tenke baie suiwer. Tot op hede is al die basiswyne vir Cap Classique afgehandel, sowel as die Chardonnay vir die Woolworths Chardonnay (ongehout). Dis nog te vroeg in die seisoen om ‘n opinie oor die 2017 oesjaar te waag, maar so ver so baie goed.”

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Celebrating the new harvest

During the weekend of 10 – 12 March we’re celebrating this year’s harvest with the annual Hands-on Harvest festival.

We will be presenting some very special events on the Jonker family farm, some of which can only accommodate 12 or 15 people.

The program for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, 10 March:

Dinner under the vines

19:30 until late, R150 pp

 

Saturday, 11 March:

Tractor & Picnic: Enjoy a tractor trip to the Breede River and a picnic with Weltevrede wines

Capacity: only 15 guests per picnic

12:00, 14:00 & 16:00, R150 pp

 

Underground tasting: experience a unique and intimate wine tasting in our underground cellar

Capacity: only 12 guests per tasting

10:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 16:00, R50 pp

 

Sunday, 12 March

Lunch under the vines

12:00 – 15:00, R150

 

To book or enquire, contact Elzette on info@weltevrede or 023 616 2141.

 

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Stay in our self-catering cottages

Need a stopover on your 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 in the vicinity this summer holiday, drop by for a unique experience in timelessness with a guided tour of our underground tunnels.

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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Oupa se Wingerd on auction

This year Weltevrede had the privilege to take part in the Nederburg Auction on the 16th and 17th of September. We auctioned off four cases of our 1986 Oupa se Wingerd, divided up into three available lots.

We are very happy to say that the first lot, containing 12 bottles, sold for a staggering R8400. The other two lots, each containing 6 bottles, sold separately for R4500 each.

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Wine on the River

We certainly couldn’t have asked for better weather for the recent Wine on the River festival!

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The meaning of heritage

With more than a century of family wine-making behind us, we are honored to celebrate Weltevrede’s rich heritage during Heritage Month. This legacy was a major part of the inspiration behind our WELTEVREDE 1912 wines.

These wines are made as a tribute to honour our people, their hard work and values, their dreams, passions and preferences. In that spirit, the names of all the people who work on the Weltevrede Estate were included on the label. Read more ›

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Countryside weddings

Spring! It’s the season of new beginnings, love and happiness, and gorgeous Spring weddings. At Weltevrede we love to play a part in making your special day the best day of your life.

What better way to do this than to have your wedding at our picturesque countryside venue? The backdrop of breath-taking vineyards and distant mountains is simply stunning. You feel the relaxed atmosphere the moment you step out of the car on our farm. The beautiful Breede River right in our backyard helps create an atmosphere of serenity and simplicity. It makes it really hard to stress too much, even on such an auspicious occasion!

We offer options to suit not only your style and the size of your guest list, but also the feel of your wedding. You can opt for a banquet-style, barrel lit, cellar wedding with up to 200 guests. Or have a bistro-style outdoors “under the vines” wedding in our courtyard that is suitable for smaller wedding parties.

We can also assist with all the planning to take even more of the potential stress out of the event! We can supervise the decoration of the wedding venue and recommend services such as hair stylists, make-up artists, flower arrangers, décor specialists, photographers, accommodation, etc.

Trust us, between the warm hospitality and the natural beauty of the Breede River Valley, you’ll wish your wedding day never ends.

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‘Spring is in the air’ competition

Spring is in the air competition! We and we are in the mood to celebrate life. So, this month we’re giving away a case of our most enthusiastic MCC.

We’re asking fans on our Facebook and Twitter to tell us about or post a picture of the first sign of spring that inspires them. Anything goes, from the first blossoms or sprouting leaves on a tree, to a warm breeze or the first time you choose shorts over jeans to relax in.

The winner of the competition will win a case of our Entheos Méthode Cap Classique.

This delicate wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with the grapes riper to show richness and attractive fruit at an earlier stage. The wine matures on lees for up to three years. It boasts a lively mousse, creamy biscuit on the palate and long aftertaste.

A vibrant Cap Classique to celebrate every day, Entheos is named for the Greek word that means ‘the God within’. For us this wine embodies enthusiasm, inspiration, ardour, fervor, fire and passion. For us this wine embodies enthusiasm, inspiration, ardour, fervor, fire and passion. You can read the competition terms and conditions here.

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