The first vintage of L’Ormarins Sagnac was only distilled in 2007, but the journey started in 2005 for Anthonij Rupert Wyne when Johann Rupert initiated the search for an alembic still. Armagnac as a category however is much, much older and was established, by all accounts around 1387 when French Royalty started taking an interest in it.
A completely natural brandy, blended with pure water made in the style of the traditional Armagnac. The golden-amber of true eau de vie. The grapes were sourced from Robertson. These grapes are cultivated on clay soils, underlined with limestone, which tends to have a high water retention capacity. The vineyards were trellised by means of vertical shoot positioning.
Set on the slopes of the Great Drakenstein Mountain range the Rupert Wines Estate comprises two historic farms: L’Ormarins and Anthonij Rupert Estate. Today the Estate houses two tasting rooms, four state-of-the-art cellars, a lovingly tended rose garden, vineyards, the Franschhoek Motor Museum and the Drakenstein Stud Farm. Thus offering up a great variety of things to do and see at the Rupert Wines Estate.