About us

A proud heritage in every glass.

The Welch's story dates back to 1869 when Dr. Thomas Bramwell Welch, a dentist from Glastonbury who emigrated to the US, created a non-alcoholic altar wine for his fellow church parishioners in New Jersey.

Since then generations of families have enjoyed the exceptional taste, quality and nutritional benefits of Welch's purple and white grape products and the company has gone from strength-to-strength. Welch’s products now range from juice and jelly to other fruit-based offerings, and can be found on the shelves of supermarkets in over 50 countries.

At the heart of the Welch's success story is our family-farmer-owners. As part of the National Grape Cooperative Association, Welch's growers share a commitment to the highest standards and carefully grow Concord and Niagara grapes of distinctive quality. We are passionate about grapes and are proud of our reputation for both quality and goodness.

Welch's Purple Grape Juice gains seal of approval from HEART UK

H•E•A•R•T UK, a leading cholesterol charity, has officially recognised Welch's Purple Grape Juice for its abundant antioxidant properties and role in promoting heart health. It is the first time a 100% pure and unsweetened juice has received the coveted H•E•A•R•T UK approval.

The recognition by H•E•A•R•T UK follows review of the growing body of data on Welch's Purple Grape Juice which shows many potential health benefits. Research supports drinking American Concord Purple Grape Juice to help promote a healthy heart and healthy arteries. Preliminary research suggests it promotes heart and arterial health in part by protecting LDL, or ‘bad', cholesterol from harmful interaction with free radicals to slow oxidation . Many researchers believe this oxidation of LDL cholesterol contributes to the build-up of plaque in the arteries. Research supports the fact that Welch's Purple Grape Juice not only has potent antioxidant capacity in vivo but in the body as well.