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Celebrating White Wine in Winter

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Welgegund Heritage Wines’ winemaker, Friedrich Kühne, shares his recipe for Smokey Leek and Potato Soup. Pair with Welgegund Heritage Wines’ Chenin Blanc 2017


  • 400g leeks, trimmed, washed and thinly sliced
  • 200g smoked chorizo , thinly sliced
  • 30g butter
  • 30ml Welgegund Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 500ml chicken stock, homemade if possible
  • Bouquet garni made with fresh garden herbs
  • 400g potatoes, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 500ml Welgegund Heritage Wines’ Chenin Blanc
  • 50 ml fresh cream
  • Salt & white pepper to taste


  • In a large saucepan, heat the butter and the olive oil on medium.
  • Gently fry the leeks and the sausages until soft but not coloured.
  • Add the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Add the bouquet Garni and the potato cubes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and add the wine.
  • Simmer for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, until the leeks and potatoes are cooked.
  • Just before serving, add the cream and stir through.

Serve with fresh sourdough bread and enjoy with Welgegund’s Heritage, Old Vine 2017 Chenin Blanc.

A lightly wooded wine that exhibits captivating complexity. Pineapple, citrus and apricots initially evident, followed by layers of stone fruit, pear, lime and white flowers. It has a rich palate with creamy, oaky undertones and lasting citrus, lemon and lime flavours.

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