WELGEGUND HERITAGE WINES REFLECT ON A GOOD YEAR
Welgegund Heritage Wines, nestled at the foot of the magnificent Hawequa mountains in Wellington, are reflecting on a good year which saw their wines honoured with impressive ratings in both Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report as well as Platter’s 2020 Wine Guide.
Welgegund, meaning “well-bestowed”, is undoubtedly graced with abundant blessings. A hidden treasure off the beaten path with a rustic appeal and spectacular mountain backdrop, Welgegund is a place of natural beauty with heritage buildings dating back to the early 1800’s, ancient dryland bush vines and a unique fingerprint of terroir and climate.
To the Welgegund Heritage Wines team, “well-bestowed” took on a new meaning in 2019. “We are overjoyed that the stature of our two 2017 maiden niche cultivar wines – Welgegund Heritage Wines Grenache Noir and Cinsault – was lauded with 90+ ‘outstanding’ ratings by renowned wine critic Tim Atkin – with 93 and 91 points respectively. These quality of these two special releases from low-yielding dryland bush vines was also endorsed by the authoritative Platter’s Wine Guide with 4 stars for the Grenache and 4½ stars for the Cinsault. In addition, the other two wines in our portfolio, also produced from ancient dryland bush vines, our barrel-fermented Chenin Blanc and our Providence, a fruit-driven Rhône-style red blend, also achieved Platter’s 4-star ratings.”