From humble beginnings, inspired by a dream

The L’Ormarins range was initially established as a Cap Classique range, named after French Huguenot, Jean Roi’s hometown Lourmarins in Provence.

Today the range is made up of a diverse range of extraordinary passion projects in the Anthonij Rupert portfolio, including our Sagnac, Eau de Vie, Port and Ou Bosstok Chenin made from 56 year old bush vine that was taken from the Paardeberg Mountains and replanted on the north facing decomposed granite slopes of L’Ormarins.

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L’Ormarins Products

Die ou Bosstok

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A L’Ormarins Port

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L’Ormarins Cap Classique

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Natural Brandy made from a traditional Armagnac Alambic still.

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Eau de Vie literally meaning ‘Water of Life’, Fruit Brandy.

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Discover the L’Ormarins Cap Classique Range

In the classic Champagne style from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes

As a proud member of the Cap Classique Producers Association (CCPA) we are committed to produce and promote some of South Africa’s finest bottle-fermented sparkling wines, made according to the traditional Méthode Champenoise.

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L’Ormarins Estate products

Discover our Estate produced Honey and Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Produced on the Estate in a small olive grove up on the granite rich soils of the Groot Drakenstein mountain range, our award winning extra virgin olive oil is made with traditional Italian Olive varieties; Frantoio, Leccino, Coratina and Mission. Well balanced, fresh medium bodied extra virgin olive oil, with powerful aromas of green olive, fresh cut grass, tomato leaf and walnut.

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Mountain Fynbos Honey

Produced on the picturesque mountain slopes of the Franschhoek wine valley, where bees thrive on the pollen of indigenous fynbos flora. This delicious sweet & complex honey forms part of the Estate’s collection of boutique artisanal products. Only available at our tasting rooms or online.

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L'Ormarins Queen's Plate becomes L'Ormarins King's Plate

7th January 2023

South Africa's premier WFA mile was first run in honour of Queen Victoria after she gifted a silver plate and 500 sovereigns to the South African Turf Club. The inaugural contest, staged as The Queen's Plate, was held as a heats event and won by Cape Town owner Mr Chiappini’s horse, Dispatch in April 1861. The event has maintained its royal ties meticulously ever since.

The race was run as the King’s Plate from the reign of Edward VII through to George VI. Reverting to the Queen’s Plate when Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952, it continued to run under that name until 2022.

It is an honour to be associated with an event that carried her name for a remarkable 70 years. In keeping with the qualities of grace, elegance and above all, tradition that she so embodied, L'Ormarins is proud to continue that legacy under the reign of King Charles III under the new banner of the King's Plate.

The 2023 L’Ormarins King’s Plate will be held on Saturday, 7th January 2023 at Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town.

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Buy our full wine portfolio online.

We’ve made our full wine portfolio available for sale online. Selling directly from the farm we guarantee provenance and cellar door prices throughout. Wine club members receive discounts and exclusive offers.

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We confirm that the following protocols against Covid19 are in place:


  • All staff members, contractors, suppliers and guests are temperature screened upon arrival at the Estate.
  • Face masks are required for staff members, guides & travelers in public areas.
  • Staff members have received the required  Covid19 training, and are issued with all necessary PPE.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to all travelers and staff in numerous contact points.
  • High-traffic areas are regularly sanitized throughout the day.
  • Gear/equipment is sanitized between use.
  • Guest transportation vehicles are sanitized between each use.
  • Contactless payments options available in our Visitors facilities.
  • Spacious seating arrangements are available in all guest areas.
  • The Estate has a paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.
  • Group visits are restricted to no more than 10 guests at this time, and a maximum of 20 guests are permitted per venue per hour.


We look forward to welcoming you at the Estate

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