Rupert & Rothschild
At the foot of the spectacular Simonsberg Mountain in the Franschhoek Valley, there lies the historic French Huguenot farm Fredericksburg. It was founded in 1690 and is now the home to Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons. It was in the Franschhoek Valley more than 300 years ago that the Huguenots discovered a terroir similar to the one in France that made for excellent wines. The ideal location for a partnership between South Africa and France! Rupert & Rothschild was then founded in 1997 due to the cooperation of Dr Anton Rupert from South Africa and the baron Edmond de Rothschild from the Bordeaux Château Clarke.
In order to produce truly grand wines, the teams from the vineyard and the wine cellar work closely together. Detailed, partly even obsessive attention to all aspects regarding wine cultivation and a skilfully utilized, modern cellar technology provide for the well-known classic, well-structured and always elegant wines.
Nature Protection at Rupert & Rothschild
The families produce world class wines and simultaneously take care of the precious South African nature. The Rupert & Rothschild winery is the first in South Africa to have received the award Environmental Management Certification. The certificate contains the development for improved and safer work conditions, higher efficiency and a clear environmental awareness.
Rupert & Rothschild with three Excellent Wines
Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons only produces three wines: Classique, Baron Edmond and Baroness Nadine. The Classique (Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot) typically features a bouquet of raspberries and ripe figs. Baron Edmund is also a Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend with aromas of dark, ripe fruits as well as cedar wood. The Baroness Nadine made from Chardonnay often displays citrus notes and pleasantly nutty aromas.
All three are wines for delightful moments during which every sip adorns the palate for a long time. The winery has already received numerous awards such as 4.5 John Platter Stars or 92 out of 100 Parker Points. The noble Magnum bottles are a true insiders’ tip. Besides the wine, the estate also produces its own olive oil from two different Italian olive varieties.
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