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Rupert & Rothschild History & Location
At the foot of the spectacular Simonsberg mountain in the Franschhoek Valley lies the historic French Huguenot farm Fredericksburg, established in the year 1690 and now home to Rupert & Rothschild.
The South African Rupert family, with a passion for producing world-class wine, own three other wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley: La Motte Wine Estate, L’Ormarins Wine Estate and Anthonij Rupert Wyne. The French Rothschild family, whose passion for wine began in 1868, now boast an extensive wine portfolio including vineyards in France, Spain, Argentina and New Zealand.
The Rupert & Rothschild partnership was formed in 1997 by the late Dr Anton Rupert and the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Their vision and guiding principles were later carried forward by their families, who continue to share and grow this prestigious partnership in wine production.
At Rupert & Rothschild you can expect superb wine tastings from our global wine ranges in the elegant Tasting Centre, plus a memorable fine dining experience in our restaurant, situated just over 10 minutes drive from the centre of Franschhoek.
Rupert & Rothschild Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open Mon to Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm.
Restaurant: open Wed to Sun 12pm-3pm (last seating 2pm). Pre-booking essential.
Please note, children aged 12 & above are welcome at the Estate.
All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Rupert & Rothschild Wine Tasting
The tranquil surroundings of the Estate lends itself to the interior of our Tasting Centre, which is inspired by the South African-French influence and understated elegance of the Rupert & Rothschild brand. Custom made French oak furniture complements the natural interior, with contemporary artworks sourced from the Rupert Art Museum in Stellenbosch.
Visitors can enjoy a variety of tastings, from fine wines and champagne to extra virgin olive oil and cheeses – produced both here in Franschhoek and imported from the exclusive Rothschild properties across France, Argentina and New Zealand.
Wine Tasting Prices
Wine tasting is offered by the glass. Options include the three distinctive wines produced under the Rupert & Rothschild brand: the single varietal Chardonnay Baroness Nadine, the flagship Bordeaux-blend Baron Edmond, plus Classique, one of the most widely sold and sought after South African red wines in its category. This is in addition to wines and champagnes from the global Rothschild portfolio. Priced from R20 per tasting, R60 per glass or R195 per bottle.
A platter selection of local cheeses is also available, from R180pp.
Rupert & Rothschild Restaurants
Enjoy the perfect luncheon, meeting or celebration in tranquil surroundings with views of the vineyards and the spectacular Simonsberg mountain. Here the culinary team create unique and flavoursome dishes, using the best local produce and time-honoured flawless, ethical cooking techniques.
Menus & Pricing
Sample items from the seasonal à la carte menu include Duck Liver Partfait, Steamed Mussels with White Wine and Cream, Braised Pork Belly with Crackling, Sugar Snap Pea and Lemon Risotto and a Strawberry and Vanilla Panna Cotta. Main courses from R150, note a vegetarian option is available, as are a selection of local cheeses and Oyster aperitifs.
Our Perfect Partnership menu is a unique gastronomic experience crafted with careful attention paid to the journey of each of our wines from grape to bottle. Three smaller dishes have been paired alongside our three signature wines to showcase our interpretation of the perfect marriage of food and wine. The Spring sample menu includes Sea Bass, Aged Beef Sirloin and Dark Chocolate Tart, paired with Rupert & Rothschild Baroness Nadine 2019, Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2018 and Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond 2017. Priced from R695pp.
Rupert & Rothschild Tours & Activities
Currently Rupert & Rothschild do not offer cellar tours, however should you have a specific request please contact the Estate.
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