Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Today the portfolio includes a number of sites across the Cape winelands: Rooderust in Darling, Riebeeksrivier in the Swartland and Altima in the isolated Elandskloof. Individually each site offers optimum varietal-specific growing conditions, allowing Anthonij Rupert Wyne to adhere to the requirements of each individual brand.
Representing a number of specified brands, the Cape of Good Hope brand falls under this umbrella and is the result of a greater initiative to protect and establish the old vines of the Cape as desirable, if not preferred, quality producers of diverse, superior, terroir-specific wines.
South Africa has very few ‘old’ vines. In fact, of the estimated 3 538 hectares, 1 376 are sultana, leaving only 2 162 as legitimately ‘old’.
For the Cape of Good Hope range we have found (and in some cases, saved) these vineyards, the wines highlighting the virtues of our ‘old vines’ and putting a premium on terroir-specific South African wines, both locally and internationally.