Inside Johann Rupert’s L’Ormarins Estate In Franschhoek

Owned by South Africa’s richest man, Johann Rupert, the L’Ormarins Estate is a sight to behold. And why wouldn’t it be? With Remgro and Richemont tucked under his belt, we expect nothing less from the Billionaire.

Expect lavishness and exquisite taste mixed with the essence of winemaking, this is what you will see once you enter the L’Ormarins Estate.

It was originally owned by Johann’s late brother, Anthonij Rupert, and later passed to him. Under his ownership, he placed state of the art Terra del Capo cellars, no wonder the wines they produce are award-winning.

L’Ormarins Estate

Located in the Franschhoek area, this is the main estate in the Anthonij Rupert Wyne portfolio which houses 9 vineyards, namely:



Pinot Grigio

Pinot Noir

Petit Verdot


Sauvignon Blanc

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Franc.

Mind you, its not just the wine profile that will astound you, it is what’s inside the estate that is nothing short of amazing.

Terra del Capo Tasting Room

The Terra del Capo tasting room offers a relaxed and indulgent experience of the Terra del Capo range where you get a bird’s eye-view of the activities in the cellar through a clear-glass wall and a picturesque view of the mountains.

And on top of that, there’s also an antipasti bar which is perfect for having lunch or to discover some pairings.

Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room

Inside Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room, you will be welcomed with Cape Dutch style furniture with period art hoisted on its walls. It’s exquisite, the front veranda showing you views of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, while the back porch entertains you with views of the rose garden and the Groot Drakenstein Mountains.

Drakenstein Stud Farm

And yes of course there’s horses in the estate’s stud farm where you have the opportunity to either purchase a horse or get it trained for racing.

Franschhoek Motor Museum

Yes. There is a motor museum on the estate. This is where Johan Rupert’s 220+ car collection resides. You’ll see a wide range of vehicles, from an 1898 Beeston motor tricycle to a 2003 Ferrari Enzo supercar.

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