The Farm

Blessed with an ideal climate, beautiful landscape, and exceptional light, at Welgegund we seek to produce authentic wines which celebrate the unique characteristics of our farm.

Our passion for the land and it’s produce inspires our lifestyle and the joie de vivre we bring to our wine making. Welgegund means well - bestowed and is derived from original Cape Dutch Afrikaans.

Our Unique Terroir

We believe that our remarkable wines are a reflection of the unique fingerprint of terroir and climate that define Welgegund. The decomposed granite of the Hawequa foothills often stresses our vines encouraging them to produce intensely flavoured fruit ideal for creating the very best wines. The breezes funnelling down the valley from the Bainskloof Pass moderate the extremes of the climate. This expression of land and climate, lays the foundation for our wines, which will always articulate this very special place.

If wine expresses character, Welgegund can best be described as intriguing, robust and authentic.

Our Cultivars

The variety of cultivars on the farm is testament to the individual character of each vineyard, described by their aspect, slope and wind exposure. Our dedication to these special features in developing each vineyard block, allows us to grow cultivars uniquely suited to the fingerprint of our farm.

Welgegund was the first farm in South Africa to actively propagate Cariganan, a Southern French grape variety of Spanish origin, Cinsaut, Carignan, Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Gris.


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