Our History

The harmony of the natural elements bestowed upon Welgegund is the essence of our heritage and the driving force for the World class wines produced from our farm.

Welgegund, our 35ha farm, tucked away at the foot of the Hawequa mountain range, on the road known as ‘the horseshoe’, has a historic pedigree. Established in 1777, Welgegund was once owned by Cecil John Rhodes, as one of the best farms in the Boland and was eventually consolidated after his death into Rhodes Fruit Farms.

It is as a wine farm though that Welgegund has truly come into its own - creating award-winning wines since it’s first bottling decades ago. This proud winemaking heritage continues to inspire us in our quest to craft wines of origin and distinction.

The Manor house is featured in the book "The old buildings of the Cape" and is on the register of Provincial Heritage Sites.

Nestled in the Hawequa mountains at the end of an oak-lined cul-de-sac in Wellington, lies Welgegund Heritage Wine Estate. A place of natural beauty, with historic buildings dating back to the 1820’s and some of the Cape’s most coveted land for vineyards, this family owned boutique wine farm rejoices in its African roots.

At Welgegund, we invite you to savour our wines and celebrate the joy of life. A visit to Welgegund, a scenic 50 minute drive from Cape Town, is a must for connoisseurs and wine lovers.


Welgegund Heritage Wines