Feb 26, 2023

Weltevrede Wine Estate

At Weltevrede in the Western Cape, a profusion of plant species thrives, creating a unique terroir for their exceptional wines. Owner and winemaker Phillip Jonker has led Weltevrede to become a premier Chardonnay estate in South Africa, offering captivating underground cellar tours, innovative wine experiences, and delectable wines like Vanilla Chardonnay and Cherrychoc Merlot.


More plant species can be found in the Western Cape than in the entire northern hemisphere of the world. At Weltevrede, vegetation and fauna that are rarely seen elsewhere flourish. The biodiversity’s full extent is still unrecorded, although it is known to include a profusion of fragrant herbs and floral gems. The wide selection of soil types produced the plants that surrounds Weltevrede. This variety of soils offers a variety of terroir that
may allow wines to reflect their unique personalities.

When Philip Jonker started making wine at Weltevrede, he set out to produce wines of the highest calibre that would serve as representatives of the Robertson Valley and South Africa as a whole. Weltevrede began receiving numerous accolades at global events.

The current owner and winemaker, Phillip Jonker, has led Weltevrede to become one of the premier Chardonnay Estates in South Africa, specializing in premium Chardonnay and Cap Classique. In 2021 Weltevrede relaunched their underground cellar tours after extensive renovations during lockdown. They now boast two specialized underground tours, “Captivated by Chardonnay” and “Captivated by Cap Classique” along with wine tasting, a sabrage experience, platters and the opportunity to “Create your own Cap Classique” where you are guided through creating your very own bottle of Cap Classique. Weltevrede also launched a new brand – Cape Wine Crafters. This brand is home to familiar favourites such as Vanilla Chardonnay and Cherrychoc Merlot and can be found on the Weltevrede Estate along with the Kapokbos restaurant and deli.

Weltevrede is Cape Town Cape Winelands Global Regional Winner taking two awards at the Best Of Wine Tourism Awards for 2023 – Innovative Wine Tourism Experience and Architecture & Landscape.

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Share in the worldwide fascination of Chardonnay and taste the new collection of WELTEVREDE Chardonnays. Learn about the history of wine globally and understand the terroir of the Robertson valley.

Join the world celebration of Cap Classique and Champagne and taste the latest vintages of Philip Jonker Brut. Also learn about the fascinating production process with the option of creating your own Cap Classique.

Create your very own bottle of Cap Classique to take home—a fun and interactive experience with a big reward.

Join us for an underground cellar tour where we celebrate the history and future of Chardonnay and Cap Classique. Learn about the Robertson wine Valley and why Chardonnay has chosen our soil and climate to flourish.
Hear about the Jonker family, their heart and passion for Chardonnay and how this has culminated in our newest collection of Chardonnays. And finally, taste our collection of vintage Chardonnay, curated in such a way as to celebrate the valley it has come to love.