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11 Jun 2024,

From the moment you enter the gates of Vergenoegd Löw, you know you can let go of all cares and responsibilities. Wide skies, beautiful views, a glorious indigenous garden and gentle, whispering sounds of nature signal the serenity of our estate. Maybe you’ll hear the bulrushes as they brush up against each other in the […]


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03 Jun 2024,

We’re pleased to introduce you to the calm presence overseeing The Homestead Wine Lounge at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate. George carries himself with composure in his new position, displaying a quiet commitment and a deep passion for sharing the joys of wine. He hails from the picturesque town of Hoedspruit in Limpopo, a place very […]


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26 May 2024,

The twenty-two-year-old, who shares a birthday with his twin sister, is currently immersed in the dynamic world of wine at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate, where he found his calling. Leo’s journey into the wine industry began with two harvest seasons in a cellar, where he delved deep into the art of winemaking. Prior to joining […]


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29 Apr 2024,

There’s nothing quite like a special romantic getaway to Vergenoegd Löw in Stellenbosch. We’re one of the country’s oldest working farms dating to 1696, and offer visitors a peaceful haven of rest and relaxation, infused with luxury, heritage and authenticity. Our estate’s winter warmth luxury retreat offer is now open for booking. It includes two […]


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23 Apr 2024,

“I was welcomed with warm hands” If you visit Vergenoegd Löw’s tasting room, you are likely to be served by an enthusiastic young lady who has the Estate’s wines and cultivars at her fingertips and invites you “to taste greatness”. Born in Stellenbosch and the mother of two, 32-year-old Nolubabalo (Nolu) Mokoena is passionate about […]


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04 Apr 2024,

As you arrive at Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate, you are suffused in peace. You are entering an imaginative re-interpretation of history, a world far away from everything and everyone else. You have just one responsibility, and that’s to give yourself over to pleasure and contentment, to refresh and rewind. Vergenoegd Löw is one of […]


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13 Mar 2024,

Two wines from our Vergenoegd Löw Collection, the 2023 Vergenoegd Löw Sauvignon Blanc and 2021 Vergenoegd Löw Merlot, were declared gold medal winners by the judging panel of the 2023 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. Since 1997, Michelangelo has provided South African producers the chance to have their wines evaluated and rated by respected, […]


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29 Feb 2024,

An all-rounder with a go-getter attitude It was not long after she left school that Sandra joined Vergenoegd. Finances were tight at home, and her mother lived on the farm. On a whim she joined the second day of harvesting. It was 13 May 1996. “During my first days, I cut my fingers to ribbons, […]


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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,

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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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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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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