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  • Johann Rupert, South African billionaire - Wine Empire

  • Written by Guan Hoe Hong - 01 July 2016

Forbes India share as, “In Franschhoek, a village near South Africa’s Western Cape, is L’Ormarins, a 3,200-acre estate belonging to Johann Rupert; it’s the largest part of Anthonij Rupert Wyne, the South African billionaire’s wine empire.”
 
Johann Rupert commented, “the original owner, Anthonij Rupert Wyne, my younger brother died in a car crash in 2001. He was my best friend and I wanted to finish his dream.”
 
Eager to bring his brother’s vision to its full, Rupert has greatly expanded the winemaking operations, adding hundreds of acres of vineyards.
 
He mentioned that, “Anthonij Rupert 2007, a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, is his estate’s greatest success.” This Red wine carries his brother’s name and the vintage scored a 95-point rating from the Wine Spectator, in 2012 – only the fifth South African wine to do so – and is, naturally, hard to find these days. 
 
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