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  • Viticulturist / Winemaker / Farm Manager Profile

    11 May, 2017

    Welgegund is delighted to have had Friedrich Kühne as a part of its team since 2014. He is a dedicated and results driven winemaker with a wealth of experience..

  • First Olive Oil production

    24 Jan, 2017

    Welgegund is proud to have produced this artisanal olive oil for you. It is a lively and fruity extra virgin olive oil cold pressed from a blend of selected olive cultivars..

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Welgegun NWC Award 2018
  • By paultooze
  • LATEST NEWS
  • Posted May 17, 2018

NWC – Top 100 SA Wines 2018

We are absolutely delighted and thrilled beyond words with our achievements at the NWC Top 100 SA Wine Awards tonight! Herewith the awards received:

  • Welgegund Chenin Blanc 2017 – Double Platinum
  • Welgegund Providence – Double Gold
  • Welgegund Chenin Blanc 2015 – Double Silver

“The team at Welgegund Wines have been phenomenal as always, not only throughout the entire production of this wine, but in conquering the trying effects of the drought, to come out on the other end with a Double Platinum award like this, makes us all infinitely proud” - (Friedrich Kühne, Winemaker)

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Decanter Award Silver 2017
  • By paultooze
  • LATEST NEWS
  • Posted August 09, 2017

Silver for Welgegund Providence 2015 in Global wine awards

Welgegund is humbled to announce that it’s red blend wine Providence has won a Silver Award in the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards in the UK – with the wine being confirmed as “a very accomplished wine, with impressive complexity”. To achieve this award the Welgegund Providence had to earn a tasting score of 90-94 out of 100!

The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) were launched in 2004 in the UK.The number of entries has subsequently grown to an astounding 17 200 individual wines in 2017. The tasting panel this year consisted of 219 expert judges that included no less than 65 Masters of Wine and 20 Master Sommeliers.

The 2017 tastings took place in April, in London and the wines were tasted in a number of categories, reflecting different styles and regions, and wereall blind tasted.

Only 4800 bottles of the Welgegund Providence 2015 were produced.

This award is wonderful recognition of the efforts of the Welgegund team, and the incredible terroir of our beautiful farm in Wellington, which combine to produce world class wines reflecting the deep heritage of Cape wine making that has been so globally envied of this region for centuries.

More on the 2015 Welgegund Providence:

  • Colour: Red
  • Style: Still – Dry
  • Closure: Natural Cork
  • Alcohol Level: 14.5%
  • Grape Varietals: 60% Shiraz, 30% Cinsaut, 10% Carignan
  • Tasting Notes: Deeply perfumed with violets and black cherry leading to a pliant palate of juicy plum and dark berries.


Winemaker
  • By paultooze
  • LATEST NEWS
  • Posted May 11, 2017

Viticulturist / Winemaker / Farm Manager Profile

Welgegund is delighted to have had Friedrich Kühne as a part of its team since 2014. He is a dedicated and results driven winemaker with a wealth of experience in South Africa, France and the USA – with numerous awards and accolades providing generous testimony to his skill. His planning ability, technical knowledge, perseverance and absolute passion for quality wines has added enormously to the ability of Welgegund to coax it’s soils into continuing to produce the exceptional wines that are hallmarks of Welgegund’s heritage.

Friedrich lives on Welgegund with his winemaker wife and two dogs, Malbec (Scottish Terrier) and Whiskey (West Highland White Terrier). They share a passion for nature, and nature photography enjoying frequent visits to the Kruger National Park. “We also enjoy cooking for friends, cycling, sport and astronomy”, says Friedrich.


Olive Oil
  • By paultooze
  • LATEST NEWS
  • Posted January 24, 2017

First Olive Oil production

Welgegund is proud to have produced this artisanal olive oil for you.

It is a lively and fruity extra virgin olive oil cold pressed from a blend of selected olive cultivars.
The hand-picked fruit is all grown on our historic Cape farm.

Oil aromas of freshly cut grass, green pepper, and a hint of lemon harmonise beautifully and reflect the unique growing conditions on this heritage farm in Wellington.