Category: Harvest

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

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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

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Harvest 2016

Philip Jonker, our owner and winemaker, wrote his thoughts on this year’s vintage: “Last year I created an index of our vintages, awarding each year since 1997 a score out of ten. At this stage it is too early to

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Oestyd 2016

Hier is wat Philip Jonker, ons eienaar en wynmaker, skryf oor vanjaar se oes: “Ek het verlede jaar ‘n oesjaarindeks opgestel wat ‘n punt uit 10 gegee het sedert 1997. Op hierdie stadium is dit te vroeg om te weet

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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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Oestyd 2015

Hier is wat Philip Jonker, ons eienaar en wynmaker, skryf oor vanjaar se oes: “Laas winter was ordentlik koud wat die wingerd goed laat rus het. Die wingerdstokke het gelyktydig wakker geword in die lente, heelwat vroeër as die afgelope

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Hands-on Harvest 2015

Visit us on 20 and 21 February for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create your very own special of Méthode Cap Classique with your host Philip Jonker, the estate’s owner and MCC specialist wine maker. The event forms part of the

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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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Harvest time in Uganda

The nuns from Uganda who learned the craft of wine-making at Weltevrede Jonker Family Estate, have just completed their eighth harvest, making “fresh, natural” altar wine for their congregations. In 2006 four nuns from the south west of Uganda, were

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