Helgerson Wines are imported from the heart of South Africa and owned by Becky & Martin Helgerson of Ottumwa, Iowa. For more information, or to order wine or become a distributor, please contact us.
Becky and Marty Helgerson of Ottumwa, Iowa made their first trip to South Africa in 1999 on a Rotary Friendship Exchange. Through several visits that followed they realized the wines produced on the Western Cape of South Africa were of exquisite quality and value. After making friends with the managers and wine experts at the Vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley, Helgerson Wines was created.
A team of international wine experts assembled in Philadelphia in February 2005 to pick the best of the best. Sixty of the world's top tasters, including the world's top sommeliers, Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine from 20 countries gathered to taste nearly 2,000 wines from 30 countries. Helgerson Wines won Gold and Bronze medals.