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19 Feb 2024,

It’s become our tradition to bless the harvest here at Vergenoegd Löw. To give gratitude for our beautiful vineyards and the fine fruit they deliver. To celebrate the harvest to come. And to rejoice in our team and our community – the very people who play an integral part in the unique expression of each […]


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22 Jan 2024,

Trees hold a special place in his heart Tending to the trees on the estate is Phindile’s favourite task. His love for trees is evident in how he puts his head in his hands just thinking about cutting down a tree! But when it became necessary to cut back Cape Ash trees for the building […]


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22 Jan 2024,

Daily commute at 9:00 and 12:00 Vergenoegd Löw’s famous Indian Runner Ducks are still here, a key part of our integrated, sustainable farming. They are busy in the vineyards. They eat snails and insects so that we do not have to use harmful pesticides. They wander across the Homestead grounds daily at 9:00 and 12:00. […]


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2023NEWSROOM

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13 Dec 2023,

Imagine a perfect, wind-still, summer evening on a picturesque wine farm – add soothing violins, a chamber choir, soft guitar and song, enchanting stories from the past, superior wines, mouth-watering food in the company of special friends … This was the mood at the Advent Harmonies event that Vergenoegd Löw hosted on Thursday, 7 December, […]


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09 Dec 2023,

Vergenoegd Löw dates back to 1696, when land was formally granted to a Dutch vrijburgher, Pieter de Vos. He named it Vergenoegd (meaning ‘contentment’), but the farm sadly failed to prosper. In 1700, ownership was transferred to Ferdinandus Appel, a Cape-born vrijburgher who was a leader in the rebellion against corrupt Cape governor Willem Adriaan […]


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04 Dec 2023,

It feels like we are one big family She is young, she loves wine and her eyes gleam when she talks about Vergenoegd Löw. Meet our assistant winemaker, Tamsin Valentine (22). “I am learning something new about winemaking every day,” says Tamsin, who is currently doing her practical year under the watchful eye of winemaker […]


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16 Nov 2023,

General Worker, Focused on the Runner Ducks The favourite part of Dina Cornelius’s job is working with the fluffy Runner Duck hatchlings. Dina’s excitement while talking about the ducks and geese on the farm is palpable and after four years of working on the estate, her enthusiasm is not waning. She has a long history […]


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15 Nov 2023,

Welcome to Vergenoegd Löw, located just 35 km from Cape Town on Stellenbosch’s Helderberg Wine Route. Dating back to 1696, this is one of South Africa’s most intact and authentic old wine farms, where beautifully restored heritage buildings tell the story of some remarkable owners over the centuries, from the Colijns of Constantia wine fame […]


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15 Nov 2023,

It is exciting to be part of something big. To become the best winemaker in South Africa and even the world. That is the ambition of Mvuselelo (Vusi) Dalicuba, Vergenoegd Löw’s winemaker. Vusi, who joined the Vergenoegd Löw cellar and vineyard team as a 28-year-old in May 2021, says it is very exciting to be […]


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13 Nov 2023,

When it comes to regenerative farming, the Vergenoegd Löw wine estate near Somerset-West has got its ducks in a row: and the “ducks” are by no means confined to the famous Indian Runner Ducks which are associated with the estate. From responsible water usage and recycling to minimalist, biodegradable packaging, everything possible has been done […]


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05 Jul 2023,

‘Or over three centuries, the soil of Vergenoegd has, at times, produced wonderful wines. In years of success when this estate was thriving with people, farming, and well-kept buildings, it was a place of pride, a positive influence extending to the surrounding communities. Sadly, this is not what we found in 2015 when we first […]


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