Rustenberg is one of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine farms, with a viticultural history dating back to 1682. In 1941, Peter and Pamela Barlow bought the Rustenberg farm, situated in a prime location on the slopes of the Simonsberg. After taking control of the farm operations in 1987, their son Simon ushered in a new era, catapulting the historic estate to the ranks of South Africa’s winemaking elite.
The renaissance began with a large scale replanting of the vineyards using virus-free clones imported from France, followed by sweeping renovations to the winery and the hiring of new viticultural and winemaking teams. As Wine Spectator recently observed, "Rustenberg has all the qualifications of a world-class wine estate: a long history of winemaking…and ideal terroir, with deep-red, clay-rich granite soils that are located on a variety of slopes and elevations." Rustenberg has achieved tremendous critical and commercial success, and today the celebrated estate’s bottlings are among South Africa’s most iconic and sought-after wines.
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Finesse is the name of the game with this sensational barrel fermented Chardonnay. Packed with alluring aromas and bright flavors of pear, peach, fig and ginger, it displays enticing hints of flint and mineral, perfectly balanced with notes of toasted nuts and spice. more
This Sauvignon Blanc is the first vintage released into the U.S from Rustenberg. Characteristics of green pepper, asparagus and gooseberry, with underlying tones of pineapple and passion fruit are sustained on a fresh, crispy, and well-balanced palate with prodigious length. more
Finesse is the name of the game with this sensational barrel fermented Chardonnay. Packed with aromas and flavors of apple, citrus, fig and toasted hazelnut, it displays alluring hints of flint and mineral, perfectly balanced with notes of toast and spice. more
A well balanced Chardonnay with beautiful mineral notes and excellent oak integration. Apricot and orange peel aromas are followed by flavors of almond and marzipan. more
48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec.
This sensational Bordeaux blend is named for the Prime Minister of the Cape who purchased and
revitalized part of the historical Rustenberg estate in the late 1800s. One of South Africa's most iconic
This Burgundian-style barrel-fermented Chardonnay possesses an alluring flinty/minerally quality and loads of finesse. It's packed with aromas and flavors of apple, citrus, and fig as well as plenty of toasty, nutty nuance imparted by the well-integrated oak.
Pale yellow. Subdued but pure nose... more
A typical South African Chardonnay because of its beautiful mineral notes and wonderful oak integration. The aromas have Burgundian characters of flint, peaches, lime and some nuttiness while the palate is elegant with loads of finesse that gives it length and freshness.
A Bordeaux blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.
This sensational Bordeaux blend is named for the Prime Minister of the Cape who purchased and revitalized part of the historical Rustenberg estate in the late 1800s. One of South Africa's... more
This wine is renegade winemaker Adi Badenhorst's favorite in his portfolio, and for good reason. In line with the best Bordeaux blends, it leads with an earthy, mineral-driven nose, and on the palate, it's both juicy and restrained. Expressive flavors of pepper, mocha and spice and elegant tannins... more
46% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot
A great vintage following the excellent 2003. There is more restraint in this vintage and the wine is very complex all around. Typical Rustenberg aromas of cellar spices, dark cherries & fynbos. The palate is richly layered... more