Weltevreden is a magnificent historic homestead in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, the 18th century residence is set in Welgevonden Boulevard, at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain. Bertha is harvested below the jagged peaks and rolling hills just outside Stellenbosch at Weltevreden 1692. During the last three hundred years of existence of Weltevreden 1692, the Estate was occupied by the Badenhorst, Retief, Smith, Peel and Bezuidenhout families. The Estate has legendary status and features prominently in the history of South Africa. It is a National Heritage Monument and represents the height of the new-classical Cape Dutch architecture.
The bespoke range of wines were named after Bertha. The Bezuidenhout family pays homage to their mother, a woman with an unbeatable resilience, creative spirit and an uncanny resourcefulness.
Much like Bertha’s impressive adaptability across a landscape of varying situations, the Bezuidenhout family have dedicated their winemaking pursuit in crafting easy-drinking, accessible wines that are fresh and food-friendly, reflecting the spirit of the Cape and limited in volume.
Taking advantage of the south facing slopes, cooled by the Atlantic breeze coming from Table Bay, the winemaker harvests the grapes by hand in the morning, getting them into the cellar as cool as possible, retaining the fruit profile better throughout the winemaking process.
The focused portfolio offers four options, chosen for their renowned popularity and food-pairing appeal: a Sauvignon Blanc, a Semillon, a Rosé and a Shiraz.
Tasting Room Details & Offerings
Wines on offer: Tasting of the full range of Bertha Wines available at R50 per person, refundable on purchase.
Bertha Wines, paired with Marnella Macarons® can be enjoyed at the Weltevreden 1692, at R90 per person.
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