Fleur du Cap wines were first launched in 1968, shortly after the opening of Die Bergkelder, the famous mountain cellar which cuts deep into the Papegaaiberg in Stellenbosch. Built by Dr. Anton Rupert, it was the first underground bottle maturation cellar of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Die Bergkelder distinguished itself as an important innovator in the wine industry. In the 1970s, the team played a pivotal role in establishing classic noble grape varieties in the vineyards of the Cape and introduced the maturation of quality wine in small casks of new French oak.
One of South Africa's premier and best-known labels, Fleur du Cap, is a member of the Distell group.
The Fleur du Cap Country Estate is situated along the banks of the Lourens river, outside Somerset West. The estate was once part of the farm Groenendal, granted in 1700 to Willem Adriaan van der Stel, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope.
Fleur du Cap wines are made from grapes meticulously selected from superior vineyard blocks in the Cape Coastal region and are made in a contemporary style which captures and reflects the highly sought-after qualities of varietal character and terroir.