Based on the historic L’Ormarins wine estate beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in Franschhoek wine valley, Anthonij Rupert Wines has set out to create some of the finest wines that South Africa has to offer.
The historic L’Ormarins wine farm was established in 1694, soon after the Dutch East India company brought European settlers and winegrowing to the southern tip of the African continent. Until the early 19th century, most of the owners were from the French Hugeonot descent. The Rupert family purchased the estate in 1968, and continued the winemaking tradition.
In 2003, Johann Rupert assumed ownership of the family wine business and created the Anthonij Rupert winery, after his late brother. It was under the guidance of Johann that a complete overhaul of the estate was conducted, which resulted in one of the most state of the art wineries in South Africa.
The Anthonij Rupert Wines philosophy of matching variety to site, to produce the highest quality of fruit, with neither expense nor commitment spared to capture that quality in a bottle, guarantees a current portfolio of wines that are second to none.