Season overview and expectations

The 2015 season can be characterized by considerable climatic fluctuations.

 

After a very short, cold winter in 2014, enough cold units were accumulated for even budding. Budding occurred about a week and half earlier than usual, because of the warm August weather.  The growing season was windy, and flowering was uneven, the latter resulting in uneven ripening.  Late spring and early summer were essentially warm and dry months, which accelerated ripening.  As a result of the heat the early cultivars ripened about two weeks earlier than usual.

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Author: Gerhard Olivier in Corporate News

Buitengeluk's High Tea

Join us in our lush gardens for a live swing band filling the air with soulful music.

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Author: Gerhard Olivier in Corporate News

Wine Club News

On Friday 21 November 2014, our Anthonij Rupert Wine Club Dinner was all about bubbles. We concluded this year’s dinners with an experience we know all our members would have prized, but only 20 had the opportunity of enjoying.

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Author: Gerhard Olivier in Corporate News

L’Ormarins’ historic cellar

The historical building housing the oval casks and carvings at present, was built in 1799.  It was meticulously restored in 1985.  At the same time 24 oval shaped French oak barrels (2500 l) were installed with the aim of the ageing of wines, mostly red varietals.

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Author: Gerhard Olivier in Corporate News

300 years of winemaking history

The history of Franschhoek and L’Ormarins in particular, is fascinating.

In 1688 a number of French Huguenots, persecuted in France for religious reasons, arrived in the Cape.  In 1692 land was granted to them by the Dutch East India Company, in what is now known as the Drakenstein Valley. 

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Author: Gerhard Olivier in Corporate News

Anthonij Rupert Wynes Receive Top Marks from Wine Spectator

Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek, who continually strives to produce wines of superb quality, has once again been acknowledged for their passion and dedication. 

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Author: Bernhard Ernst in Corporate News

Harvest Report 2014

The season kicked off with a long, severe winter, from May to September, with 35% more rainfall than the long-term average and more than enough cold units for dormancy. The good rain resulted in full dams and good subsoil reserves and much later irrigation applications.

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Author: Bernhard Ernst in Corporate News

Season overview and harvest expectations

 

The season kicked off with a long and cold winter, from May to September, with 35% more rainfall than the long term average and more than enough cold units for dormancy.  The good rain resulted in full dams and good subsoil reserves and much later irrigation applications.

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Author: Bernhard Ernst in Corporate News

Mark van Buuren, our new winemaker

Mark van Buuren has recently been appointed winemaker of the Terra del Capo Cellar at Anthonij Rupert Wyne, situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and regarded as one of South Africa’s prominent wine producers. Mark joins head winemaker, Dawie Botha and his team as they strive to produce wines of superb quality.

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Author: Bernhard Ernst in Corporate News

Spirito diVino on Anthonij Rupert Wyne

The following article was published in the Italian magazine, Spirito diVino Asia issue #6, written by Daniele Cernilli.

 

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South Africa is a country of great contrasts. Things have improved today thanks to the crucial national peace accord secured by Nelson Mande­la, and a great deal has changed for the better in the past twenty years. However, as you leave Cape Town’s Airport, which has been named after Mandela himself, you cannot ignore the vast stretches of “townships” that are clearly visible from the road. Then, as you get to the Stellenbosch junction, everything changes: you enter an agricultural area and the land­scape is now characterised by vineyards, orchards and even olive groves, giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. Were it not for the tall looming mountains, with their jagged forms and reddish colour, this could be a view from the Tuscan Maremma or Provence. But we are at the antipodes, around the 34th parallel of the southern hemisphere, which, in our own hemisphere, corresponds to the areas of Los Angeles and Lampedusa.

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Author: Bernhard Ernst in Corporate News

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