Things To Do in FranschhoekAnthonij Rupert Wines
Where? L’Ormarins Farm, R45, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h30.
Saturday from 10h00 to 15h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 874-9000
How much? Price on request
A fine wine beneath the Drakenstein mountain of Franschhoek, lies L’Ormarins wine farm, home base to Anthonij Rupert Wines. The Cape of Good Hope Range pays tribute to the region’s wine heritage dating back 350 years when grapes were first planted. The Anthonij Rupert Range is the flagship and comprises four red wines of Merlot 2006, Cabernet Franc 2006, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 and Syrah 2006. All grapes are handpicked, fermented and aged for 18-24 months in 100% new French Oak, bottled unfiltered and bottle aged for a year.
Their belief is that superb quality wine can be attributed to the land with soil and climate working hand in hand to highlight each grape variety. The aim in the cellar is to preserve all the grape has to offer and therefore grapes are tended to in small pockets, temperatures are controlled and timing is perfect.
When visiting, stop at the Motor Museum near the entrance where you can see over 300 cars in the collection, of which 80 are on display at any given time. At reception jump on a shuttle to our Chardonnay Tasting, enjoy farm views and sit down to enjoy the informative tasting.