Anthonij Rupert | Franschhoek

The tree-lined driveway leading to Anthonji Rupert Wines in Franschhoek, South Africa

Based on the L’Ormarins estate in Franschhoek the Anthonij Rupert estate is fast becoming one of the most impressive and innovative wineries in South Africa. Fruit comes from four vineyard properties in Franschhoek itself, Elandskloof, Riebeeksrivier and Darling. Johan Rupert has built one of the most driven and talented teams in the industry and the result is a suitable memorial to Johan’s late brother Anthonij. They produce several wine ranges crafted from the estates four vineyard sites. These include 'Protea', a range that offers varietal wines primarily sourced from younger vines planted across the estates four vineyard sites. The 'Cape of Good Hope' range is perhaps one of South Africa’s most innovative. This is a project driven by Mr Rupert in an attempt to save South Africa’s historic vineyards, working in collaboration with local vineyard owners who are paid a premium to preserve these old, low yielding vines. 'Altima' is a range of wines sourced from some of South Africa’s highest and coolest vineyards and the 'Classic' range includes a genuinely outstanding sparkling wine, the brilliant Optima (a Bordeaux blend) and single varietal reds made from the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties.