Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope is a collection of terroir specific wines from some of South Africa's oldest vines around the Cape winelands preserved to reflect the legacy and character of low yielding mature vineyards. This range pays homage to the vinous history of the Cape that began more than 350 years ago and forms part of the Anthonij Rupert Collection based at L’Ormarins wine farm in Franschhoek. 

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Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc

The Altima vineyard  near Villiersdorp delivers outspoken tropical varietal characters packed with attractive pear drop, gooseberry and grapefruit, brushed by pleasant mineral and flinty characters that finish with lively natural acidity.  

Cape of Good Hope Serruria Chardonnay

A wine from very high altitude vineyards that deliver delicate aromatics that blossom with grace and beauty: white peach, lilies, just a hint of tangy apple and a light whiff of struck match. This delicacy carries through onto the palate with fresh nectarine, lemon, lime and grapefruit edge fleshed out by a creamy lees richness. 

Cape of Good Hope Van Lill & Visser Chenin Blanc

A wine from vineyards planted in 1964 and worked by the same growers after whom it is named. A rich, full-flavoured and powerful wine with overt citrus, fleshy peach, sultana and ripe pineapple fruit embellished with spicy vanilla oak finishing with freshness, power and length with a discernable minerality.

Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Caroline

A typical Rhône style white blend comprising of 63% Chenin Blanc, 22% Rousanne and 15% Viognier.  The palate boasts with rich, ripe honeyed peach and tropical fruit, supported by a creamy, toasty oak element. Oak is prominent, but not overwhelming, and balances the fruit well. The mouthfeel ends on a long, satisfying caramel and honeycomb note.

Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Southern Slopes

Appealing ripe black plum, spice and tobacco leaf notes on the nose. Succulent red and black berry fruit vibrance on the palate, along with spicy tobacco and turned earth notes. Deep and plush, yet structured with a defined oak backbone. Rich, velvety texture with a long, smoothly rewarding finish.

Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage

A wine from high altitude bush vines on the Paardeberg farmed by the Basson family. This region is renowned for its great affinity for Pinotage and this wine is instantly appealing with overt ripe red and black fruit tinged with seductive floral notes and a lingering deeply concentrated smooth fruity finish.