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Vergenoeged Löw: Cape Dutch Architecture and Sustainability

The Vergenoeged Löw winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Cape Dutch style, placing a strong emphasis on sustainability. The Indian runner ducks, employed in the vineyards as natural pest controllers, have become a trademark and inspired the Runners Duck Range. In addition to these approachable wines, Vergenoeged Löw is known for producing complex varieties, and its red wines especially, have gathered recognition on the global stage.

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Vineyards Facts

Founding year
2015
Adress
1 Faure Village Rd, Stellenbosch Farms, Cape Town, 7131, South Africa
Acreage
170 hectares
Flagship wine
Heritage Collection Maximilian
Specials
Geuwels Restaurant, Clara's Barn Restaurant, spa, sports and yoga room, Accommodation, Weddings, Indigenous Food and Wine Pairing
Tasting Room
Mo-Sun: 10:00 - 17:00 (CET)

www.vergenoegd.co.za

Mvuselelo (Vusi) Dalicuba

In May 2021, Mvuselelo (Vusi) Dalicuba joined Vergenoeged Löw, after a recommendation by Abrie Beeslaar from Kanonkop. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Oenology, as well as a Master’s degree, he became a valuable member of the team. When it comes to winemaking, Vusi sees himself more as a “chemist than an artist” because he has learned to “taste first, analyse later, and never decide hastily”. However, what excites him the most of is witnessing the growth of the plants and the outcome of the harvest. The young winemaker is confident about one thing: “We will produce incredible quality in the upcoming years.”

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White Wine
Vergenoegd Löw The Runner Duck Chenin Blanc 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€11.93* / 1 Liter)

€8.95*
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Red Wine
Vergenoegd Löw The Runner Duck Red Blend 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€11.93* / 1 Liter)

€8.95*
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Vergenoegd Löw Chardonnay 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€25.27* / 1 Liter)

€18.95*
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Vergenoegd Löw Valentina Malbec 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€29.27* / 1 Liter)

€21.95*
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Vergenoegd Löw Florian Shiraz 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€27.93* / 1 Liter)

€20.95*
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Red Wine
Vergenoegd Löw Cape Tawny n/v

Content: 0.5 Liter (€39.90* / 1 Liter)

€19.95*
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Red Wine
Vergenoegd Löw Heritage Collection Maximilian 2016

Content: 0.75 Liter (€93.27* / 1 Liter)

€69.95*
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Vergenoegd Löw Lara Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€30.60* / 1 Liter)

€22.95*
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Vergenoegd Löw Amalie Merlot 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€29.27* / 1 Liter)

€21.95*
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White Wine
Vergenoegd Löw The Runner Duck Sauvginon Blanc 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€11.93* / 1 Liter)

€8.95*
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Vergenoegd Löw - Delighted in Tradition

In the southwest of Stellenbosch, South Africa, near East Bay, lies the Vergenoegd Löw estate, one of the the most intact Cape farms, which is also recognized as a cultural heritage as well as a national monument. The estate, originally a farm in the Dutch Cape Colony, received its name "vergenoegd" from one of its first owners, Pieter de Vos. "Vergenoegd" is Dutch and translates to "delighted." A family history dating back over 300 years to 1696 has shaped the estate and contributed to its ongoing success. The previous owner, Johannes Albertus, sold part of the property to the city of Cape Town, which then built the Cape Town Film Studios there. The other part, after economic decline, went to the European Heritage Project and subsequently to its new owner, Professor Doctor Löw, giving rise to what is now known as "Vergenoegd Löw." The new name and particularly the new owner prompted a revitalization of the vineyards and a rebranding of the estate, with its core values now focusing on cultural heritage, sustainability, people, and, of course, award-winning wines.

Natural Pest Control with Style at Vergenoegd Löw

Vergenoegd Löw holds deep respect for its land and every living being that calls it home, making the environment especially important to them. To protect their vines from pests without harming the ecosystem of winemaking, the estate employs Indian Runner Ducks for natural pest control. These ducks work in the vineyards, feeding on snails and pests on the fruits. Almost daily, over 1000 ducks march into the vineyards to carry out their "job." This march, there and back, has become a real tourist attraction, leading the estate to organize a parade through the visitor area at specific times, which was enthusiastically received by all. However, for the well-being of the animals, this highlight was quickly discontinued, but the quacking ducks are still at work in the vineyards.

Vergenoegd Löw - Passion and Uniqueness

One thing is clear at Vergenoegd Löw - the passion for award-winning wine takes center stage. The wine cellar offers four different wine collections, each with its own unique character. Due to the estate's famous Runner Ducks, there is a corresponding wine selection called the "Runner Duck Range," known for its approachable character and suitability for daily enjoyment, with duck illustrations on the labels. Additionally, there is the Vergenoegd Löw range, including varietal wines such as the Merlot Amalie. Many wines in the collections have additional names alongside the grape variety, such as Amalie, named after Prof. Dr. Löw's children, as seen in the Heritage Collection with the wine Maximilian. The range is characterized by elegance, structure, and balance, providing a pure tasting experience for true wine enthusiasts. In addition to names on the wines, the restaurant "Claras Barn" is also named after Mr. Löw's wife.