by capetowndiva

With an impressive wine portfolio, the most noble in the Anthonij Rupert Wyne collection is the Cape of Good Hope range, which forms part of South Africa’s Old Vines Initiative.

As the Cape summer edges closer and Lockdown restrictions ease, we are once again officially allowed to purchase and enjoy our wine!  That, plus the fact that spring is in the air means my mood is already lighter and it feels good. This #winewednesday I’m celebrating Life and heritage (it’s Heritage Day after all on 24 September)with a fabulous giveaway: one hamper from Anthonij Rupert Wyne valued at R975, filled with two bottles of  Cape of Good Hope range of wines by Anthonij Rupert Wyne as well as a box of handmade truffle tagliatelle and a jar of truffle salt. (Read to the end to see how you can win!)

Last month I visited Altima to forage for the Black Périgord truffle and to interview truffle hunter Hanene van Dyk (for the Sunday Times). It was a perfect winter’s day enjoyed over  a delicious truffle-inspired lunch thoughtfully presented and prepared by Chef HW from the Terra Del Capo antipasti bar, together with a wine pairing in the most glorious of settings overlooking the valley, terraced vineyards and views extending all the way to Hermanus in the distance.

Situated in the isolated Elandskloof Valley just North of Villiersdorp, Altima has a steep topography, high rainfall and a cool climate that bodes well for the vineyards, planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The conditions are ideal not only for grape vine development, but also for the cultivation of Black Périgord truffles.

The sauvignon blanc with ‘aromas of granadilla and grapefruit zest with a tinge of peach blossom’ -93 points by Tim Atkin

Made from some of the oldest South African vines, the Cape of Good Hope range comprises terroir-specific wines created in celebration of South Africa’s 350-year-old vinous heritage. The first vintage was launched in 2011, which led to the establishment of the Old Vines Initiative, initiated in 2007 by Johann Rupert and regarded as a valuable contribution to the protection of South African heritage, holding a mirror to the Rupert family’s contributions in the preservation of heritage in other fields such as iconic art and architecture.


  1. Please answer this question: What was the Cape of Good Hope range of wines created to celebrate? Hint: the answer lies in the info above blog copy 👆
  2. Where to post your answer: via a Direct Message (DM) on Cape Town Diva’s Facebook page and via a DM on @allisonfoat on Instagram
  3. Like & comment on the competition post on @allisonfoat on Instagram and please use the hashtags #winewednesday  #capetowndiva #CapeOfGoodHopeWines wherever you post, share or Like.

🍷🍷🍷  INFO: The competition is open to those in the Cape Town / Franschhoek area- it runs here and on my Instagram page and closes on Sunday 20 September at midday. One winner will be randomly selected and he or she will be notified by 22 September 2020. Anthonij Rupert Wyne will courier the goods to the Winner.

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