The state-of-the-art winery gleams inside with stainless steel and new French oak. The top floor rotates over the lower floor - like the gears in a watch - so that various small-lot fermentations can flow by gravity into the aging vessels below.
At the heart of Anthonij Rupert Wines lies the fundamental belief that the source of supreme wine quality lies in the land; that a specific terroir, with soil and climate working together to capture the essence of each particular grape variety, dictates the style of wine that speaks powerfully of the highest quality and most genuine character. In the cellars, the fruit from the vines are treated with the highest level of care through the winemaking process to create a wine that is true to the natural characteristics of the grapes from the vines.
From the John Platter Guide 2010 – Decanter: “A must-have”
“In 2005, when proprietor Johann Rupert shared his vision for the new Anthonij Rupert wines with his team, he essentially turned its members into crusaders. However, instead of chalices, their quest was for old vines, ‘extreme’ sites within bio-diverse environments, and environmentally friendly farming principles; their holy grail: terroir and soil-specific wines.” “…produce wines with a strong sense of place. The quest, however, will be unending.”