Our Best Seller | R2700 pp | min 2 pax
This option is one of our favorite and best seller as we curated it with the wine lover in mind. We sought to give you the best experience is they grape type variety and process of making some of the best wines from South Africa.
This tour explores some of the oldest vineyards in the country and the finest wines and bubbly produced by them.
RUPERT AND ROTSCHILD VIGERONS
Rupert and Rothschild is one of South Africa’s aristocratic wine estates. Under the leadership of Dr Anton Rupert and Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons was established. Both men later relinquished the reigns to their respective sons; Anthonij Rupert and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild. Following the passing of Anthonij Rupert in 2001, his older brother Johann Rupert and sister Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg assumed his position. The brand produces three distinctive wines; a single varietal Chardonnay, Rupert & Rothschild Baroness Nadine, a flagship Bordeaux blend; Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond and a classic red blend; Rupert & Rothschild Classique, one of the most widely sold and sought after South African red wines in its category.”
The wines are produced on the historic French Huguenot farm, Fredericksberg located at the foot of the spectacular Simonsberg mountain in the Franschhoek Valley. The estate is a delightful destination welcoming guests into tranquil surroundings with a luxurious French-South African inspired interior
Boschendal Wine Farm
“Experience Exceptional Farm Living You are invited to enjoy all this magnificent farm has to offer; Award-winning wine and food experiences, a rich heritage & spectacular natural landscapes. Boschendal lies between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The name Bos-en-dal, or wood and valley, reveals its essence: a breathtakingly beautiful valley basin of 1800 hectares. Location, the sheer scale, natural splendour and history make exploring Boschendal compelling. It beguiles and inspires wonder with its unique spirit of place.”
Allée Bleue Estate was founded as “Mere Rust” in 1690, but once current owners, Elke and Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin bought the farm, they changed the name to Allée Bleue (meaning ‘Avenue of Blue’ in French). Its name stems from the picturesque blue eucalyptus trees which line the entrance to the farm and also pays tribute to our blue planet, sky, water and the colour of peace.
The estate nurtures a balance of old traditions and new cellar technology and continues to produce award-winning wines with the Allée Bleue Pinotage being a favourite amongst many across the globe. Whilst the reds are developed in oak barrels for a year with juicy dark berries such as blackberries and plums, the white wines are fermented in steel tanks for nine months and yield aromas of peaches and tropical fruits.
LaMotte | LUNCH TO BE SERVED HERE |
Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape winelands, La Motte is home to the finest wines, recognised internationally for exceptional quality. With its picturesque setting, traditional cuisine and historic charm, La Motte is an enchanting choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life. La Motte is one of three wine estates owned by the Rupert family. Hanneli’s brother, Johann Rupert, owns L’Ormarins, formerly owned by the younger brother, Anthonij, who tragically died in a car accident in 2001. Hanneli and Johann are in partnership with the De Rothschild family of France, producing wines on the Fredericksburg farm under the Rupert & Rothschild label.
Founded on the values of family, community and sharing, the von Arnim family of Haute Cabrière has been artfully harnessing the unique terroir (sun, soil and vine conditions) of the Franschhoek Valley since the property was bought in 1982. Custom in the Champagne Valley of France dictates that champagne created from the vines of the land is named after the landowner. True to this tradition, founder of Haute Cabrière, Achim von Arnim, named the first range of exceptional Cap Classique wines Pierre Jourdan after the original landowner.
This range remains the perfect ode to the original owner in South Africa’s ‘French Corner’, Franschhoek. Of German descent, the von Arnims are renowned for their pioneering spirit and innovative approach to winemaking. Head of the family, Achim von Arnim, was amongst the first Cap Classique creators in South Africa and was the very first to consider creating a still wine from traditional champagne varietals. His vision resulted in the now iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir still blend