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    Darling

    Rooderust

    Rooderust farm was purchased in 1998 and today forms the most stable, dependable member in the portfolio. With approximately 120 ha under vine on even land in the Darling area, it is just 13km from the Atlantic Ocean, benefiting from its cooling breeze and practically perfect for cultivating grapes in the hot African sun.

    Rupertwines Vineyard Rooderust
    Climate

    Set 13km from the Atlantic Ocean…

    Set 13km from the Atlantic Ocean the farm is situated in a low rainfall area, with an annual average of 400 to 500mm of rain, experiencing cooler days in the ripening months of January and February due to the sea breezes on hot summer afternoons. The entire 120 hectares is clear of leaf roll virus (red and white vines) and grapes can happily obtain full ripeness every season.

    Soils

    The predominantly granite soils…

    The predominantly granite soils containing a percentage of clay consistently produces wines with good weight and structure. Hence the plethora of cultivars planted here. Besides the grapes, Rooderust also specialises in wheat and livestock.

    Rupertwines Vineyard Rooderust
    Rupertwines Vineyard Rooderust

    The Wines

    An eclectic array of cultivars are grown here…

    An eclectic array of cultivars are grown here. Sangiovese is successfully produced due to the lower summer rains which tend to control the natural vigour of this Italian cultivar. While Bordeaux cultivars are also successfully produced with irrigation scheduled strictly according to cultivar, growth stage and a close eye on weather forecasts. Ugni Blanc was specifically planted for our Armagnac style, Sagnac.

    The Vineyards

    Ha

    18.28

    Number of Blocks

    4

    Years Planted

    1987-2005

    Clones

    160,20,15

    Rootstock

    R110/R99

    Altitude

    134-179m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    18.39

    Number of Blocks

    2

    Years Planted

    2002-2019

    Clones

    1,214,623

    Rootstock

    R99, R110

    Altitude

    158-160m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    28.1

    Number of Blocks

    7

    Years Planted

    1985-2005

    Clones

    MO192, MO348, MO314,MO12

    Rootstock

    R110, R99, Ruggeri140

    Altitude

    138-211m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    1.89

    Number of Blocks

    1

    Years Planted

    2001

    Clones

    MT11A

    Rootstock

    R99

    Altitude

    161m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    13.13

    Number of Blocks

    3

    Years Planted

    2000-2002

    Clones

    1

    Rootstock

    R99, R110

    Altitude

    151-170m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    8.68

    Number of Blocks

    2

    Years Planted

    1996-2001

    Clones

    CY76

    Rootstock

    R99

    Altitude

    148-152M

    Trellising

    VSP, Bushvine

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    5.3

    Number of Blocks

    2

    Years Planted

    2009-2010

    Clones

    PGR52A

    Rootstock

    R110

    Altitude

    146m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    8.91

    Number of Blocks

    2

    Years Planted

    1999-2000

    Clones

    unknown

    Rootstock

    R99, R100

    Altitude

    147-162m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    1

    Number of Blocks

    1

    Years Planted

    2009

    Clones

    SE384

    Rootstock

    R110

    Altitude

    146m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip

    Ha

    1

    Number of Blocks

    1

    Years Planted

    2016

    Clones

    1, 2

    Rootstock

    R110

    Altitude

    151-154m

    Trellising

    VSP

    Irrigation

    Drip