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WELBEDACHT WINE ESTATE IN WELLINGTON IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO VISIT. The laid-back custodians of this wine tourism destination gem, the Burger family, are rolling out the red carpet for wine lovers. Their passion and pride is evident, as is this ”switched on” team’s meticulous attention to detail. There is probably no more apt way to describe the set-up at Welbedacht, home of Schalk Burger & Sons Wines, than: “love is in the detail”.


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  • January 2016 - A Harvest for Jenga

    16 February 2016

    As I write this piece it has been raining since about 2 o'clock this morning on the 25 of January, the first rain for some incredibly long period. Our poor vines have been through so much for the last 2 years as the drought has been crippling them, but it is amazing to see how they hold on and want to deliver their best. It

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  • Patriot wins Best Bordeaux Blend Trophy

    15 October 2012

    At the annual Wine of the Month Club Winemakers Awards lunch, Welbedacht Wine Estate’s newly released Patriot flagship blend was awarded the trophy for the Best Bordeaux Blend of the year. The Wine of the Month Club awarded trophies to the wine farms for this years top cultivar and blended wines.

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  • Welbedacht Wine Estate one of the 25 Hand-Picked Wineries of the Year in South Africa!

    03 May 2012

    On a recent visit to South Africa, Matthew Jukes has named his Top 25 wineries from his trip and Welbedacht Wine Estate was named as one of them. It is also the only winery from the Wellington region to be announced in his top 25!   He had the following to say about the Wine Estate: “There are a wealth of wines to find from this unique estate and they are all underrated and enormously appealing. 

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  • Schalk Burger & Sons Wines now available in Botswana

    24 April 2012

    Our wines are now available in Botswana with Fine Wines (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 402547 Gaborone UNIT 4, PLOT 51572 Phakalane Telephone: + 267 3105304  Fax: +267 3910203 E-mail: eve@finewines.co.bw Website: www.finewines.co.bw     We

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  • Welbedacht Wine Estate Scores Unique Top Ten Double

    24 April 2012

        The well known and acclaimed Welbedacht Wine Estate, from Wellington, South Africa’s Top Wine area in 2010, has just scored a well deserved double in South Africa’s two most prestigious top ten wine awards.   Their latest award comes after the awards dinner held where their Welbedacht, 2009 Barrel fermented, Bush Vine, Chenin Blanc, was included into the prestigious first ever Classic Wines Chenin Blanc Top Ten Awards list.

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  • Die Heuwels Fantasties presented by Meerkat Wines @ Welbedacht Wine Estate!!! 17 & 18 Maart 2012

    14 March 2012

      Pie & Slaai in the Cellar quad, wine tasting and entertainment.Take a picture with the Super Rugby Trophy from the South African Franchise Division won by the Stormers last year as well Schalk Jnr's SA Player of the Year Trophy that will be on display. Come

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  • Perold ABSA Cape Blend | Pendock Uncorked

    16 November 2011

    http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/pendock/2011/11/10/perold-absa-cape-blend/    Nice photo of Schalk Snr and some comments from him.  

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  • Landbouweekblad.com praat met Schalk Burger Snr.

    16 November 2011

      Gaan kyk gerus na die onderhoud by volgende:   http://fb.me/RhCxazjn  

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  • Welbedacht Wine Estate MCC???

    16 November 2011

    Tasting the final blends before tomorrow's corking of our 1st ever MCC....   With all the weddings, Schalk Junior (December) & Daughter Rene (January), Schalk Snr decided to make some MCC, well uhm some - more or less 20 000 bottles of the first release will be available from December ex-cellar door.   100%

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  • Check out this video of Welbedacht Wine Estate!

    16 November 2011

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8nGCAd6COY&feature=share

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  • A Bigger Meerkat in Checkers store near you!

    16 November 2011

    1,5L blend of Syrah,Carignan,Mourvedre&Petite Sirah in a Checkers store near you in special giftbox!   http://yfrog.com/h35mqkjj

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  • Anything But Pinotage - The ABP Club

    16 November 2011

    Neil Pendock's article with Schalk Burger Snr.   Please follow this link: http://bit.ly/t1Whv1

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  • Schalk Burger hoop op goeie toekoms vir ons land, sy boerdery en sy kinders

    16 November 2011

    Lanbou weekblad artikel, om verder te lees volg http://bit.ly/vy7pzo

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  • Welbedacht Wine Estate completes unique Pinotage Hat Trick

    29 August 2011

    At the 2010 South African Wine Index awards function, held recently in Stellenbosch, the Welbedacht Hat Trick became a member of the very exclusive 96+ club. The award was granted to Welbedacht Estate for having produced a superlative wine of world distinction over a period of years.

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  • Meerkat in Top 10!

    26 August 2011

    All us Meerkats' at Meerkat Wines woke up this morning feeling a bit groggy after having had the biggest party of our lives!! As everybody knows we are the most gregarious wine in South Africa and after our 2009 Pinotage won an ABSA Top 10 yesterday we did not need too much invitation to celebrate!! Thanks to all at the competition and thanks to all our supporters, the retail trade and our loyal consumers, you do not have to pay a premium to enjoy South Africa's most gregarious cultivar and wine! Gregarious adj; 1, fond of company 2,living in flocks or communities The Meerkat, Pinotage and Schalk Burger & Sons are indigenous to Southern Africa and are very, very gregarious!

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  • Springbok flanker, Schalk Burger, reveals his top wines

    05 July 2011

    Q & A with Schalk Burger Jnr in WineMAG South Africa - June 2011   Please follow the link   http://www.winemag.co.za/article/springbok-flanker-schalk-burger-2011-06-22

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  • When tasted blind

    13 June 2011

    Wellington. What image does this Boland town and area conjure up for you? Does it have any image at all as an entity? Or do you have mixed feelings as I do? Primarily, Wellington has had echoes of co-operatives and chenin blanc used for the production of sherry and brandy; fine wine has been way off the radar.

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  • Wondrous Wellington Wines

    13 June 2011

    With the Stormers dominating local rugby headlines, it seems only right to start with the impressive 2008 chenin (R85) from Welbedacht, property of Schalk Burger and sons. The first element – and one which characterised every wine that was sampled and shared – was the enjoyment provided.

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  • A very gregarious wine better known as Meerkat Pinotage!

    13 June 2011

    South Africa’s most gregarious wine brand has scored yet again at a tasting and this time at the WINE MAGAZINE’s Pinotage tasting in the May 2011 issue. It was also named one of the Best Value Pinotage’s based on price out of a 150 wine entries for this tasting. “As

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  • Welbedacht Wine Estate is flying high!

    16 September 2010

    At the 2010 South African Airways Wine Awards the panel have selected the Welbedacht Wine Estate Chardonnay 2008 on Premium Class and the Welbedacht Wine Estate Chardonnay 2010 listed as the 187 ml wine for the Economy class on all local and International SAA flights. So next time you are flying with SAA, please order a Welbedacht Estate Chardonnay!

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  • Welbedacht Wine Estate performs yet again at an International competition.

    16 September 2010

    At the 2010 Michelangelo International Wine Awards their exciting brand new release, Welbedacht Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2010 has received an Silver medal at its first award as well as their well known flagship red wine, Welbedacht Cricket Pitch, received a Gold medal.

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  • Meerkat Sun Angel 2008 named best Wine of the Year

    16 September 2010

    The very popular and gregarious wine, Meerkat Sun Angel 2008, has received the award at the Wine-of-the-Month-Club for the Best Wine of the Year in the category for Semi-Sweet/Sweet/ Off Dry category. Congratulations to Jacques Wentzel and the rest of the winemaking team. 

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  • An ABSA Top Ten Pinotage to be loved...

    16 September 2010

    It is with great pride that Schalk Burger and Sons, the proprietors of the Welbedacht Wine Estate, accepted the ABSA Top Ten Pinotage Award for their 2008 Welbedacht Estate Pinotage. Proprietor Schalk Burger stated: “It is our first wine under our new Estate label, launched this month, that has achieved an accolade and all kudos go to our wonderful terroir and our cellar master Jacques Wentzel.”

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  • Wellington triumphs in SA Terroir Awards.

    02 August 2010

    For the first time ever a trophy was awarded to the top wine area in South Africa, based on a specific winegrowing terrain that produced most of the wines that went to the final round for a SA Terroir National Certificate, as well as the number of wines that received a National Certificate. The first winner of the Novare Trophy for SA Terroir Top Wine Area is the Wellington ward, with seven finalists and two national winners (Diemersfontein Pinotage and Doolhof Petit Verdot).

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  • Bekende Wynskrywer Emile Joubert het kom kuier en hierdie stuk oor Schalk Burger & Sons geskryf...

    02 August 2010

    Ek was besig om die tannienstruktuur van ’n Welbedacht Pinotage 2007 te ontleed toe iets ’n piep-kwak-geluid maak en op my skoot spring. Schalk Burger snr, baas van die Welbedacht-plaas, het my verbaasde reaksie met verbasing van sy eie aangegluur.

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  • Welbedacht Cricket Oval popular with the Cape Wild Boar XI

    02 August 2010

      Above can be seen the devastation caused by the Cape Wild Boars on our Estate’s very famous Welbedacht Cricket Oval. These Cape Wild Boars, due to the very dry conditions, come out of the Groenberg Mountain at night to feed.

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  • Good luck to the Stormers!

    28 May 2010

    We just want to wish the Stormers good luck with the finals this weekend in Soweto!

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  • Welbedacht Hat Trick 2006 voted SA's Best Red Blend at 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards

    26 May 2009

    PRESS RELEASE May 2009 In a fitting accolade to mark South Africa’s 350 years of winemaking, the Welbedacht Wine Estate of Schalk Burger and Sons has won the coveted Trophy Award in the category of Best Red Blend for South African Wines at the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards in London. The Welbedacht Hat Trick 2006 was one of 10,000 entries received this year, of which only 2.8

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  • Harvest time fun in Wellington

    26 January 2009

    Mention the town "Wellington" and immediately you'll conjure up enticing images of the noble fruit of the vine, old fashioned Boland hospitality and the down to earth, yet wholesome life and unpretentious atmosphere which pervades this well known valley. To celebrate and savour these and other Wellington treasures, this historic town will be rolling out the red carpet at the third Wellington Wine Route Harvest Festival on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 March 2009.

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  • Columbit puts a cork in the carbon footprint of wine

    23 January 2009

    Columbit Corks South Africa has launched a landmark initiative that will work towards reducing their wine clients' carbon footprint. The project is Columbit's first as the inaugural wine industry member of the United Nations Global Compact for corporate responsibility.

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  • RMB WineX Johannesburg and Talk Radio 702 Best Wine on Show Awards 2008

    12 November 2008

    Gauteng winelovers flocked to the ninth RMB WineX Johannesburg held at the Sandton Convention Centre at the end of October. A record count of more than 15,500 wine enthusiasts passed through the doors for the four evenings of the show.

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